• H30 makes first grant

    June 07, 2012 No comments

    Hands Helping Hendricks, or H3O, is the new youth philanthropy council sponsored by the Hendricks County Community Foundation. This new youth council was formed last year by the Community Foundation with an initial gift from Hendricks County youth worker Dianne Murer. After receiving money from a friend’s estate, Murer set up the Hendricks County Youth Philanthropy Fund in Memory of Mary Potts. The Community Foundation also offered the council a matching grant to raise the necessary $10,000 for its endowment which through their hard work they have nearly completed. H3O is made up of middle and high school students from all six Hendricks County school systems. H3O has already accomplished a lot—in particular, crafting their mission statement, ”To improve our community, and educate the youth through way of philanthropy by giving grants to charitable organizations.”

    H3O made its first grant to Handicapable Camp in early March and presented a check to its Executive Director, Ed Boda, at the Community Foundation’s Annual Dinner on April 26. Handicapable Camp is a camp based out of Bradford Woods that provides outdoor recreational and overnight camping for approximately 100 physically, mentally and emotionally handicapped people each year. They rely strictly on donations and grants to fund this exciting program.

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