The Hancock County Community Foundation awarded a $1,000 mini-grant from the Enrichment Fund to the Mt. Comfort United Methodist Church this fall. The mini-grants have been available to nonprofits on a monthly basis in 2012 for up to $1,000 per organization. This particular grant will fund a unique opportunity for children in this community from Kindergarten through Fifth Grade. Participating students will receive assistance in reading and homework help along with being able to enroll in enrichment groups, such as music, art, drama, and computer skills.
The program is called “Sonshine Kids” and will begin on Thursday, November 1, from 2:15 – 6pm at the church, which is located 3179 North 600 West in Greenfield. Sonshine Kids is free and open to any child in the community from Kindergarten – Fifth Grade; however, the church has a special working agreement with Mt. Comfort Elementary School to arrange for interested students to attend the after school program. For more information about the Sonshine Kids program call 317-345-0405 or 317-894-8965.
2012 marks the Community Foundation’s celebration of working with caring individuals, families, and organizations for 20 years. Our mission is to create or grow existing permanent funds called endowments. These funds generate income that is distributed in the form of grants and scholarships to enrich and enhance life in Hancock County, as well as support the donor’s favorite charitable causes, both at home and afar forever. HCCF has granted over $8 million since its inception in 1992. To invest in the future of Hancock County, visit www.givehcgrowhc.org and click “Donate Now.”
Photo above: From Left to Right: Dave Galbraith, MCUMC Pastor; Mary Gibble, HCCF President; Alyse Vail, HCCF Program Officer; Dave Holloway, MCUMC Treasurer; Rev. Robert Miller, MCUMC Project Creator