120 Washington Street  Suite 400 Watertown, NY 13601 (315) 782-7110  Fax: (315) 782-0047 web:  email: For Immediate Release March 19, 2013 For more information, contact Rande S. Richardson, 782-7110

Youth Philanthropy Council Awards $10,000 in Grants Now in its third year, the Northern New York Community Foundation Youth Philanthropy Council awarded grants totaling $10,000 to nine organizations serving Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties. Funding for this initiative is provided as a collaborative of the Community Foundation, Watertown Savings Bank and Renzi Foodservice. With today’s grants, the Council has awarded a total of $22,500 grants. The following grants were approved at the Community Foundation’s quarterly board meeting today:
        Children’s Home of Jefferson County - $2,000 To establish a revolving emergency fund for special needs of foster care providers. New Day’s Children’s Center - $1,700 For the purchase of two bench glider rockers for their infant room. Family Counseling Services of Northern New York - $1,600 To revitalize the children’s play therapy room. Maddie’s Mark - $1,000 To help provide children facing illness with their “best day ever.” Save the River - $1,000 To publish a children’s book to be used in conjunction with area school curriculum. Fort Drum USO - $1,000 To help refurbish their soldier/family center and purchase additional needed supplies. Frederic Remington Art Museum - $600 To provide four afterschool art classes. Hearts for Youth - $600 New equipment for their youth center. Victims Assistance Center of Jefferson County - $500 To provide food, clothing and other necessary items.

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