Committed to the community

Three local organizations receive Operation Round Up grants

Posted on Sep 02 2021 in Kankakee Valley REMC
iCaleb ORU Grant
Kankakee Valley REMC Director of Marketing and Communications Amanda Steeb (right) presents a grant check to Caleb Hoppe. He is joined by brother Carson and parents Seth and Andrea, founders of iCaleb & Company.

KV REMC’s commitment to the community is demonstrated through the work of both its employees and membership. Operation Round Up is one way we can work together to support area non-profits and make a difference in the community. Recently, Operation Round Up awarded three deserving organizations grants to support programs and projects that directly impact our families, neighbors and friends. 

LaPorte County Symphony Orchestra received a $3,000 grant to support the 2021 Children’s Concert. This three-day children’s educational concert is presented to 6,000 students from LaPorte Community Schools and surrounding area school corporations, senior living centers and other agencies. With a mission of enriching people’s lives through the experience of live orchestral performances and cultural engagement, LaPorte County Symphony is recognized for performing the most successful children’s concert in the nation. 

iCaleb & Company received a $1,000 grant to purchase iPads for kids undergoing cancer treatment in Northern Indiana. The iPads provide education and entertainment to help children stay connected with family during treatment and pass the time during extended hospital stays.

Since iCaleb & Company’s inception eight years ago, it has given away over 375 iPads. 

South Central School Corporation received a $2,099.40 grant to purchase digital two-way radios for the corporation. With safety as a number one priority within schools, effective communication is critical. The new digital radios will replace the analog ones used in everyday operations.