Giving back to the community

With the 2013 contributions announced recently, the Moneysaver – Lewiston, Idaho, has awarded 165 grants to cities, service groups and non-profit organizations within its distribution area. 

Publisher Diane Johnson says “Recognizing our success over the last three decades is a result of the support of our readers. The Moneysaver’s Community Appreciation Grants are our way of giving something back to the communities.” 

Each year groups are invited to complete Moneysaver grant applications, which are judged by three individuals, who are involved in their communities and are not associated with the Moneysaver or Eagle Newspapers, Inc. The three review each application and meet together to decide the recipients. 

This year 12 grants were awarded. Winners were 

1. Spay & Neuter Clinic, Moscow, ID: Neuter cats

2. Repair tennis courts in Potlatch, ID

3. Grangeville (Idaho) Elks: Distribute dictionaries to ten schools

4. Volunteer Fire Department, Kamiah, ID: Firefighting equipment

5. Willow Center, Lewiston ID: Camp Erin for grieving children

6. Quick response unit in Kooskia, ID: Rescue equipment

7. Interlink, Inc, Clarkston, WA: Transportation for seniors

8. Homes of Hope, Clarkston WA: Car seats for foster parents

9. Community Garden, Clarkston, WA: Community garden for Asotin County Food Bank

10. Camas Prairie Food Bank, Grangeville, ID: Community Garden for food bank

11. Community Action Center, Colton, WA: Community garden for food assistance

12. Baker-Lind Post 3913 VFW, Kendrick, ID: Flags on veterans’ gravesites