Cazenovia Public Library Director Betsy Kennedy, left, and CazCares Literacy Coordinator Carla Zimmerman, accept a check from CORE FCU Board President Kevin Conroy and CORE FCU CEO Bill Sweeney, as CazCares Literacy Coordinator Cindy McCall looks on, June 6 in Morrisville.
CORE Federal Credit Union recently accepted grant requests for its Community Grant Program from not-for-profit and community organizations serving the communities of central and southern Madison County.
Grant dollars were awarded based on the needs of the organization applying, the programs’ projected impact on the community and the number of requests received.
CORE received requests from more than 30 area groups, which totaled about $30,000.
The following groups and organizations will be recognized for their dedication to our community, and share $3,250 in grant funds:
—Cazenovia Public Library / CazCares Literacy Outreach Program, which offers low income families at the CazCares Food Pantry enrolled in Cazenovia Public Library’s early literacy programs a set of 10 new classic children books.
—Cazenovia Children’s House, which has provided hundreds of families in the Cazenovia, Erieville, Oneida, Nelson, Hamilton, New Woodstock and Georgetown areas with childcare and early childhood education programs for 30 years. The CCH’s grant will help with their child fitness initiative.
—Community Bikes, which works to provide young people and adults in central and southern Madison County with bikes, and to engage them in programs and activities that foster a culture of cycling and encourage a life habit of physical fitness.
—Community Action Partnership for Madison County, whose mentoring program matches a child (ages 8 to 16) with an adult in their neighborhood or geographical region.
—Morrisville Eaton Jr.–Sr. High Leo’s Club, which is a group of high school students who take part in service projects to not only improve their community, but also provide students with valuable leadership experience.
—Give us This Day Food Pantry, operated by the First Baptist Church in Hamilton, works to provide additional food to needy families of school age children through the summer.
Jessica Burch is marketing director at CORE Federal Credit Union. She can be reached at 656-8220 or firstname.lastname@example.org.