YMCA Awarded Funds from United Way
During the monthly board meeting in March, United Way of Hancock County’s board of directors approved varying grants to multiple programs. Funding was awarded to 26 programs offered by social service agencies throughout the county. Grants were reviewed by 23 community leaders who voluntarily served on impact teams in the areas of education, health and financial stability. The review process included an extensive evaluation of program results while also looking at the most pressing community needs.
Findlay Family YMCA received $22,771. The United Way funds will support the Open Door Membership program which makes services accessible to low-income families while still requiring a financial contribution, allowing the family to take ownership and regard themselves as a contributing member to the YMCA and the community. They also received funding for the child care program which assists low-income families with child care expenses and provides opportunities for educational, social and physical development.
A Scholarship Program for STEM Students
One Energy Enterprises, a Findlay-based wind energy company, is giving back to the community through its One Energy Megawatt Scholarship Program. For each turbine One Energy builds, the company will make a $5,000 per year scholarship available to a local STEM student.
The program, a partnership between Ball Corporation, Whirlpool Corporation, Valfilm Inc. and One Energy, is designed to support opportunities in STEM education for students residing in school districts near Wind for Industry projects.
Currently, with almost 20 turbines in the program, the names of student scholarship winners will be placed on the side of the turbines. CEO and General Manager Jereme Kent sees the scholarship as a way to help and inspire students in the area, pointing out that some of the students might even work for One Energy someday.
Shopping is Easier at Great Scot Community Markets
More than one parent has heard “but there’s nothing that I like” from a child complaining of hunger. Oftentimes, going to the grocery store, parents buy things they don’t need and overlook things they do need! The idea of doing grocery shopping online, scanning the items and making selections from the comfort of home, and then simply going to pick up the order is definitely appealing.
Now, our local Great Scot Community Markets offer this service, and it’s so simple to get started. Simply visit communitymarkets.com and select the location closest to you. Click “Shop” and add exactly what you need to your cart. You can schedule a convenient pick up time including same day pick-up if you order early in the day. Then, at your designated pick up time simply pull up curbside and your groceries are brought out to you. Easy, right?
The best part, if you’re new to online grocery shopping and you want to try out the convenience, the pick-up fee is waived for your first four visits, providing a handful of experiences to try out the service. With grocery shopping this easy, trips to the grocery store may become something to look forward to.