Operation Round Up grants awarded


Posted on Jul 26 2019 in General, Kankakee Valley REMC
Amanda Steeb, director of marketing & communications for KV REMC (in orange top), presents a check to Mary Beth Schultz, executive director and board of directors for The Caring Place.

Kankakee Valley REMC is excited to announce the most recent Operation Round Up grant recipients.  This quarter’s giving accounted for over $12,000 going back into our communities.  

Pulaski County Scrappy Sewers: The volunteer seamstresses at Pulaski County Scrappy Sewers received $1,000 from KV REMC Operation Round Up to purchase fabric for pillowcases. The Scrappy Sewers make fun and vibrant pillowcases for sick children in hospitals to lift their spirits and spread some cheer. In 2018 Scrappy Sewers made and donated 781 pillowcases to area hospitals for children.  

Wanatah Lions Club: The Wanatah Lions Club received a $3,000 grant to make improvements to the Lions Club Park in Wanatah. Many of the facilities were built in the 1950s and require updating.  The park is open to the public to use for events and public activities.  For this reason, it is important that maintenance is done to keep it up to date.  This year marks the Wanatah Lions Club’s 75th anniversary.  

The LaPorte County Symphony Orchestra:The LaPorte County Symphony Orchestra received $3,000 to prepare and print 6,000 music guides.  These guides will be given to students who attend a performance by the orchestra in October. 

The Caring Place: The Caring Place of Valparaiso was granted $5,810 to purchase beds/mattresses for the new shelter that opens in August. The Caring Place is the only 24-hour domestic abuse and sexual assault shelter in Porter County.

Thank you to the participating members who round up their bills each month to support Operation Round Up. Your contributions help keep local not-for-profit organizations thriving, year after year.