The Board of Directors of the Wake County Community Foundation announces three $1,000 awards from its community fund, according to Natalie Rose, Board President.

This year’s nonprofit recipients include:

  • Assistance League of the Triangle for Operation School Bell
  • Holly Springs Food Cupboard for food purchases
  • Literacy Council of Wake County for its adult literacy tutoring program.

Rose thanked the community for support of the Wake County Community Foundation.  “These grants are important to our community and our quality of life,” she said.  “These three agencies are keeping families together, and we are proud to be able to support them through contributions from the community.”

Howard Wasserman, Grants Committee Chair, noted that the Board was continuing to reach out to small non-profits in Wake County. “We deliberately narrowed our focus to non-profits with smaller budgets that are working hard to reach people affected by the economic downturn,” he said. “We know that these grants will have a large and immediate impact on the work that they’re doing.”

The Wake County Community Foundation is an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation. Tax-deductible contributions should be made payable to the Wake County Community Foundation and mailed to the North Carolina Community Foundation, 4601 Six Forks Road, Suite 524, Raleigh, NC 27609. Contributions can also be made online at www.nccommunityfoundation.org.

For information on the Wake County Community Foundation and its community fund, contact Jeanne Lawson, regional associate, at 919-256-6914, or e-mail at jlawson@nccommunityfoundation.org.

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