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Summer youth programs get a boost

Recipients include, from left, Troop 509 leader Connie Scott, Haven Diehl, Adenne Schaad and Kami Stary. Submitted
Recipients include, from left, Troop 509 leader Connie Scott, Haven Diehl, Adenne Schaad and Kami Stary. Submitted
Youths in Del Norte and Curry counties will be treated to a variety of musical, recreational, artistic and cultural activities this summer as 25 organizations received grants from the Wild Rivers Community Foundation.

A reception in Smith River was held May 2, to push out over $12,000 for these organizations that hold camps and provide programs and activities for children who may otherwise not have safe, meaningful and fun activities during the summer months.

“Building a healthy community begins with our children and youth,” said Chairman Dan Brattain.

Grant partners this year included R. Baird and Jane Rumiano, Caldwell & Sund Family Trust, Ms. Mary Jo Kenny, Pacific Power, Patricia D. and William B. Smullin Foundation, Redwood Medical Offices, St. Joseph’s Health System, Humboldt and The California Endowment.

This is the 10th year WRCF has sponsored this program.

Grants were given to  Beachfront Studio, Boy Scouts of America-Troop 32, Brookings AUU Basketball, Brookings Harbor Girls Basketball, Brookings Harbor Little League, Cub Scouts of America-Pack 124, Curry County 4-H Leaders Association, Curry Public Library, Del Norte Child Care Council-Little School of the Redwoods, Del Norte High Music Boosters,

Del Norte Scouting Trust, Del Norte Youth Soccer Association, Elk Valley Artisans, Girls Scouts of Northern CA-Crescent City SU, Langlois Public Library, Lighthouse Repertory Theater, Manley Art Center, North Coast Summer Band Camp, Port Orford public Library Foundation, Brookings Police Department-Safety City, Smith River Alliances, Smith River Heritage Association, Southern Oregon Kite Festival, Stagelights Musical Arts Community and Time Flies Youth Organization.

Since its beginnings in 2004, Wild Rivers Community Foundation has emerged as a vehicle helping youths with two major grant-making opportunities and for charitable giving in Curry and Del Norte Counties.  The foundation is now $2.4 million strong with 50 funds established to meet broad community needs now and in the future.

For more information regarding setting up a fund or make a contribution to an existing fund, please contact Mary Foote at (707) 465-1234 or (541) 412-6277.

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