LCCF grants aid several agencies


LAGRANGE – Twelve programs received a total of $60,500 in grants from the LaGrange County Community Foundation recently.

The grants help local charities and nonprofit organizations provide services to LaGrange County families and individuals in the areas of arts and culture, health and human services, environment, recreation and education.

They include LaGrange First Church of God, which will host the second annual Night to Shine event in Shipshewana – a prom night experience for individuals age 14 and older with special needs. The guests attend free of charge and are paired with “buddies” to experience an evening of music, dancing, games and activities.

Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana received $5,000 to support the LaGrange County Farm Wagon. The mobile food pantry makes weekly stops in LaGrange and Wolcottville with fresh produce.

Also receiving grants were:

Veterans Headstone Project, Replacement of damaged headstones, $2,120.

Youth for Christ of Northern Indiana also received $7,500 to support Campus Life programs in LaGrange County schools.

McMillen Health, Preventative health education programs K-12, $5,000.

WNIT, Education Counts Michiana program, $10,000.

Lakeland High School, LaGrange County College Visit Program, $2,500.

Early Childhood Alliance, Parents as Teachers program, $5,000.

Mad Anthonys Children’s Hope House, Housing for LaGrange County families, $5,000.

Agape Childcare Ministry, Education Materials and Supplies, $3,380.

Science Central, Science 4U Outreach Program, $5,000.

Otis R. Bowen Center, Opioid Treatment Center, $5,000.

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