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Helping Hens Fund To Benefit Local Youth

Published: 02/08/2013

For the fourth consecutive year, The Toledo Mud Hens will continue their charitable grant program to aid local youth.  The Helping Hens Fund of the Toledo Community Foundation helps fund programming that promotes the overall fitness and wellness of children enrolled in kindergarten through grade 12.  Funds must be used to facilitate participation in an organization’s exercise, sports and/or physical recreation programming.   
 
Organizations can use the funds to cover a participant’s league/enrollment fees, transportation, equipment, and uniform costs. Funds are limited and grants will be awarded on a competitive basis.  In 2012, the Helping Hens fund awarded $30,000 in grants to nine local organizations.  
 
“The Mud Hens are thrilled to be able to give back to our community.  There are great organizations in our area and we are excited to provide children with the opportunity to stay active and healthy,” says Cheri Pastula, Manager of Community Relations for the Mud Hens.
 

The deadline for proposals is March 8, 2013.  Proposals must be submitted through the Foundation’s online application process.  The application can be accessed via the Foundation’s website at www.toledocf.org.  Only proposals submitted using the Foundation’s online application process will be considered.  Proposals must be received in the Toledo Community Foundation’s office by midnight of the application deadline.  Proposals will only be considered from non-profit, charitable organizations which have been designated as having tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code or can receive Foundation funding.
 
The Toledo Community Foundation, Inc. is a public charitable organization created by citizens of its community to enrich the quality of life for individuals and families in its service area, which includes Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.




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