EAST MOLINE, ILLINOIS (October 19, 2019) — With the aid of many generous donors throughout the area, The East Moline Community Fund Advisory Council recently met to review and approve funding for 15 non-profit organizations in the community for 2019. The following grants were approved that feed the hungry, educate teens, help with community projects, improve the homes of seniors and those in need, aid troubled teens, and help educate and increase literacy.

The following grants were approved at the East Moline Community Advisory Council Meeting by its Advisory Council Members on Thursday, September 19, 2019.

1. Bethany for Children and Families, Glenview Middle School Program, $500

2. Children’s Therapy Center Support Services, $500

3. Christ United Methodist Church, East Moline Campus Food Pantry, $1,650

4. Christian Care Shelter and Support of Homeless, $250

5. East Moline Main Street, Beautification of Main St, $2,000

6. East Moline Public Library Capital Campaign, $5,000

7. Gigi’s Playhouse Community Fair, $250

8. Glenview Middle School Success Program, $300

9. Habitat for Humanity Home Repairs, $1,000

10. Hand in Hand Community Resource Fair, $250

11. Ridgewood Elementary Success Program, $300

12. Supplemental Emergency Assistance Program, Emergency Needs of East Moline Residents, $1,000

13. United Education Foundation Teacher Mini Grants, $1,000

14. Youth Service Bureau East Moline Youth, $750

15. Youth Hope Christian Friendliness Youth Soccer Camps, $750

TOTAL $15,500

About the East Moline Community Fund

The East Moline Community Fund, East Moline, Illinois founded in 2011, provides quality-of-life grants in the areas of health, human services, education, workforce and community development, and the arts. Donations to the East Moline Community Fund benefit the citizens of East Moline and the surrounding area, including the Quad Cities region. The East Moline Community Fund receives and administers charitable gifts and works with citizens to achieve their dreams to improve the community.

Members of the East Moline Community Fund Advisory Council include Chairman Bob Baeke, Vice Chairman Larry Anderson, Secretary/Treasurer Bill Phares, and Council Members Terry Brahm, Connie Dowsett, Willie Ellis, Doug Reynolds, and Pat VanBruwaene.

If you would like to join the East Moline Community Fund in their charitable mission to help create a better tomorrow for East Moline and the surrounding area, please send donations to the East Moline Community Fund in care of: Bill Phares, East Moline Community Secretary/Treasurer, P.O. Box 457, East Moline, Illinois 61244 or call (309) 796-0170. The East Moline Community Fund is affiliated with The Moline Foundation.

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