Cincinnati, OH (January 8, 2016) – The Salvation Army today announced that it received $25,000 from the Louis & Louise Nippert Charitable Foundation. The funds provide support for The Salvation Army’s youth programs. The Salvation Army operates youth programs at all of its area Community Centers, providing hundreds of local children with after-school mentoring, tutoring, snacks, crafts and activities each year.
“We’re very grateful for the foundation’s continued support for The Salvation Army’s work with children and youth,” stated Major Larry Ashcraft, Divisional Commander at The Salvation Army. “Our organization has a long heritage of service to children and youth, and supporters like this make it possible. We have the opportunity to positively impact children’s lives every day – we can’t do it without our donors.”
The Salvation Army youth programs provide out-of-school-time programming for school-age children. During the school year, the program provides tutoring and homework assistance, and a Summer Enrichment program provides all-day informal educational programming including 50% outdoor activities. Additional aspects of the programming include club activities for boys and girls, music lessons, movie night, sports, abstinence education, conflict resolution training and meals.
“The Louis & Louise Nippert Charitable Foundation is pleased to designate support in recognition of The Salvation Army’s community impact,” stated Carter F. Randolph, PhD, President of the Louis & Louise Nippert Charitable Foundation. “We focus on providing financial support to programs, like this, that serve to make Cincinnati a better place.”
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