$8K in grants given to help northeast Indiana children

Kate's Kart, Euell A. Wilson Center and Oak Hill farm each got grants during a check presentation on Tuesday.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – The fundraising organization that supports the Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University gave money to three northeast Indiana organizations on Tuesday.

Kate’s Kart, Euell A. Wilson Center and Oak Hill farm each received a check on Tuesday from Northeast Riley Leadership Committee Chair Jill Nichols.

The donations are part of The Riley Children Foundation’s Community Grants Program, which was established to make a difference in communities throughout the state. So far in 2014, the foundation has granted $70,000 on initiatives that benefit Indiana children.

Kate’s Kart received $3,000. The organization’s goal is to provide a comforting diversion to the hospitalized children and their families and to foster a love of books and literacy. The organization provides books to children in 16 northeast Indiana hospitals. The grant will go toward buying new books and sustaining the quality of the program.

Euell A. Wilson Center received $2,500. The center is a Christian organization that has dedicated itself to enriching the hearts and lives of children and strengthening the family through educational and personal development. The funds will go to support curriculum for 10 to 19-year-olds who have been affected by the high incidence of crime.

Oak Hill Farm received $2,500. The farm provides therapeutic horseback riding lessons for those with disabilities. Each student gets a lesson plan specifically designed for that student. The grant will allow the farm to provide an additional horse arena and expand student lessons.

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