The Central Community Foundation board, through funds received from Operation Round Up, recently approved a grant of $2,000 to For the Worth of a Child a program of the First United Methodist Church in Perry, Oklahoma. The grant will help For the Worth of a Child provide clothing, shoes, coats, diapers, bedding, mattresses and personal healthcare items to children in foster homes in Noble County.
Noble county has more children per capita in foster care than any other county in the state. Most of the time, foster children are placed with a foster family with just the clothes on their backs. For the Worth of a Child eases the burden for foster families. The program has given away more than 4,000 items to foster families in the past ten months.
The Central Community Foundation is a charitable organization established by Central Rural Electric Cooperative to administer a program called Operation Round Up®. The Central Community Foundation makes grants available to individuals and organizations throughout Central’s service area from the money donated by Central members who choose to round up their electric bill to the nearest dollar each month. Visit www.MyCentral.coop and click on the “Community” tab located at the top of the page for more information about the Operation Round Up.
Mignon Bolay, Central Community Foundation board member presents a $2,000 grant to Linda Parham of For the Worth of a Child.