The board of advisors of the Robeson County Community Foundation announces more than $10,000 in local grant awards from its community grantmaking fund.

This year’s nonprofit recipients include:

  • $1,500 to Arrested Potential Inc. for the After-School Tutorial and Parental Skills Enhancement Program
  • $1,500 to the Boys & Girls Club of Lumberton North Carolina for homework educational assistance
  • $1,500 to CIS of Robeson County for BakPak Pals
  • $1,000 to the Girls Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines for the Robeson County for the Girl Scout Leadership Experience
  • $1,000 to the Pembroke Housing Authority for Healthy Aging in Creative Arts
  • $1,000 to Prevent Blindness North Carolina for Star Pupils Robeson
  • $1,000 to Reach Out and Read for Reach Out and Read Robeson County
  • $1,000 to Robeson County Partnership for Children Inc. for the Exploration Station Scholarship Project
  • $1,000 to The University of North Carolina at Pembroke Office for Regional Initiatives for the College Bound: SAT Summer Institute

Kenny Biggs, board vice president, thanked the community for its support of the Robeson County Community Foundation. “These grants are important to our community and our quality of life,” he said. “Critical programs would not be possible without the generosity of many individuals and organizations that have supported Robeson County’s community fund.”

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