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PPC First Quarter Grants

First quarter grants were recently awarded by Pierce Pepin Cares, the charitable foundation of Pierce Pepin Cooperative Services (PPCS), to four local non-profits.

Basics for Local Kids received a $1,000 grant to support purchasing winter wear for children in sizes that aren’t donated.

The Assistance and Resource Center (ARC) received a $1,000 grant that will be used for general operating expenses to support their mission of providing short-term financial assistance to River Falls and Ellsworth residents to help them meet their basic needs. 

Ellsworth High School’s $800 grant will provide breakfast for students during the Promo Fair, an event allowing students to preview classes for the next school year and explore post-graduation opportunities.

The Salvation Army received a $1,000 grant to provide emergency utility assistance.

In addition, Friends of the Spring Valley Library received a grant of $2,000 with funds from the Federated Youth Foundation and will be used to replace computers utilized by community members.

Nonprofit organizations interested in applying may visit or call 800-924-2133 for information.

The next application deadline is March 15th.

PICTURE: Ellsworth High School was awarded $800.00 to assist in providing breakfast for students during the Promo Fair.  Pictured from left to right are Anne Pechacek, Becky Lane, Rob Heller, and Charity Lubich, PPCS vice president of member relations and human resources.

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