FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  DECEMBER 3, 2013

$34,000+ IN GRANTS AWARDED TO AREA AGENCIES FOR CHILDREN’S HEALTH CARE PROGRAMS IN 2014

 (Greenville) – For the eighth year now, the Greenville Area Community Foundation (GACF) Board awarded grants from the Meijer Children’s Health Care Fund in November.   Three area organizations received a total of $34,500 for projects and equipment that will provide impoverished Montcalm County children much needed health care services.

Awards were given to the following:

$13,500 to Mid-Michigan District Health Department – The grant will allow implementation of a fluoride varnish oral health program in the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program, targeting children age six month to their third birthday.

$11,000 to Spectrum Health Foundation for the United Lifestyles Car Seat Safety program – Funds will provide safety seats and car seat education for underserved families in Montcalm County.

$10,000 to Spectrum Health Foundation for the Lakeview Youth Clinic (LYC) – a school-linked alternative clinical adolescent health center – to fund ongoing outreach programs associated with specific focus areas currently being offered to the Lakeview Community Schools.

For information on any of the Greenville Area Community Foundation’s grant cycles please contact Amy O’Brien, Director of Grants & Communications, at the GACF at 616.754.2640 or go to www.gacfmi.org.

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