H.E.L.P., the Charity announced that for its latest grant period, which ended February 15th, 2015, it issued 32 awards of grants totaling $10,583.70.
This brings the total awards of grants since H.E.L.P., the Charity began in October, 2010, to 403 awards of grants totaling $94,285.73.
Through its grant program, H.E.L.P. provides grants to U.S. based non-profit tax exempt schools and other entities to support educational programs. H.E.L.P. was born out of our desire to make a positive, long lasting impact on the communities we serve. The worldwide recession caused many local, state and federal governments to drastically cut the budgets at schools, with potentially devastating results. If our children are unable to receive a quality education, they could fall behind children in other countries, potentially weakening our nation’s competitiveness. It was this need that drove us to conceive of H.E.L.P., the Charity. H.E.L.P. is ‘Helping Education with Love and Pizza’. H.E.L.P. was launched in late 2010 and began raising funds that October. H.E.L.P. is graciously supported by all Figaro’s Pizza outlets. The funds awarded to date will make a positive impact on children’s lives in many communities.
Worthy causes receiving awards in this grant period include:
- Scholarships for music camps for the Harney County Chamber Music Society
- Expanding the Summer Reading Program at Creswell Library
- Expanding the Outdoor School participation at Clackamas River Elementary
- Purchasing a greenhouse at La Pine High School
- Purchasing wrestling singlets for the Hanby Middle School
- Providing iPads for Mid-Valley Christian Academy and Humboldt Elementary
- Purchasing books for the Hammond Elementary School, the Independence Elementary School library, and Oakridge School District Project Read
- Providing reading rewards at County Christian School in Molalla
- Purchasing Phonics workbooks for Oakridge Elementary
- Purchasing lights for the auditorium at Philomath Middle School
- Purchasing CD players for the Marion Miller Elementary “Working to Read” program
- Upgrading golf equipment for girls golf at Sprague High School
- Buying equipment for the Sheridan High School softball team
- Helping Skills USA at Thurston High School
- Helping fund a school trip in Sweet Home, OR
- Contributing to the Thirst Project in Regis High School
- Helping the Lourdes Public Charter School in Scio, OR
- Providing shoes for needy students at the Suamico School District in Howard, WI
- Assisting the Special Education department at Pulaski High School in Pulaski, WI
The charity is a 501 (c) 3 status non-profit organization.
If your school or school program could use our “H.E.L.P.”, please visit your nearest Figaro’s Pizza for grant applications, or visit H.E.L.P., the Charity online at www.helpthecharity.org.
For additional information, please contact Jennifer Young at [email protected] or (503) 371-9318 ext. 236.