Cairo Community Foundation celebrated a year of giving with grant presentations at the Medina Street Vault on Saturday, September 7.

The Cairo Community Foundation board presented the Cairo Quick Response team with a little more than $28,000 raised through grants and donations.  The Quick Response Team needed a new Quick Response Truck to replace an aging and outdated vehicle.  The Cairo Community Foundation funds combined with Quick Response Team funds enabled the team to order the new truck.  $4,000 is still needed to complete this project.  The Cairo Community Foundation is accepting donations.

Centura Youth Football supports Cairo area youth with their program.  This organization is supported by volunteers who administer and coach children in the art of football.  This year the team needed new helmets to keep kids safe.  The Cairo Community Foundation board was glad to provide $750 to fund this fun and important program for the youth of Cairo and its surrounding towns.

All Belong to Christ Childcare center is a vital nonprofit organization in Cairo.  The center provides childcare to children up to twelve years in age.  From infants to pre-teens, the center provides fun and engaging enrichment activities.  This year the center had a small ask for a mighty purpose.  The Cairo Community Foundation provided $115 towards the purchase of new equipment to keep the center a vibrant and enriching place for all the children enrolled.

Cairo has had a point of entry sign on their to-do list for many years.  This year a team of dedicated volunteers took on the challenge of checking that item off the list.  The Point of Entry Sign committee is working to turn the side of a storage shed into a vibrant welcome sign for those entering Cairo from the east.  An artist is commissioned to complete the work.  The Cairo Community Foundation is providing $250 to get this project done.

What started as a little idea to give the town a little pop of color and an interactive point of interest is now turning into a project that will introduce Cairo visitors to multiple locations.  The “Wings Across the Heartland” project started by Karen Neppl of Studio K Art Gallery is coming to Cairo.  The Cairo Community Foundation granted $350 for the first set of wings to be painted near the Medina Street Vault.  A group of Cairo volunteers is working with 13 property owners to turn a little point of interest into a Wings Walk through the Village. 

The Cairo Community Foundation is proud to serve the Cairo Community funding projects today while establishing an endowment fund that will eventually, provide a steady stream of income for the community long into the future.  If you are interested in financially supporting the Cairo Community please contact Charity Adams at 308-379-9119 or to create a legacy of giving at the Cairo Community Foundation.

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