By Carolyn Johnson
The Bailey County Senior Citizen’s Center has received a $2,500 grant from the Community Foundation of West Texas to fund a health and exercise program for its participants. The Community Foundation of West Texas grant will be used for added equipment to meet the needs of the classes now going on at the Center.
Established in 1981, the Community Foundation of West Texas is a regional philanthropic entity created by and for the people of Texas South Plains region. The Community Foundation exists to improve quality of life in this region by helping area donors to give in ways that make an enduring impact on their community. In 2015, the Community Foundation and its affiliates awarded more than $1.7 million in grants and scholarships, funding projects of hundreds of non-profit organizations, schools and government agencies. Visit www.communityfoundationofwesttexas.org to learn more.
“We were very excited to receive these funds,” said Director Carolyn Johnson, “and we want to thank the Community Foundation of West Texas for helping us in our endeavor. We also wish to thank grant writer, Ann McElroy for all of her help in writing the grant.”
Our Bailey County Senior Citizen’s Center is a non-profit organization. Our mission is to create and/or improve the well-being of our senior population in the areas of physical, mental and spiritual health. By daily providing social and behavioral support, we cancel out loneliness and isolation and enhance the well-being of the senior participants in our community. For more information, call us at 272-4969.