Sunday, July 16, 2006

7/16/06 Good News for Project Jason

Project Jason is pleased to announce that we won our first grant! While it's not a huge one, ($500) it's big and important to us. We were also the only organization in the state of Nebraska to win this.

One of my online acquantainces pointed this grant out to me. I wish I could remember who that person is, so that I can thank him/her properly.

Here is the official press release from Radio Shack:

"FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Local Nonprofit Receives Grant from RadioShack Corporation

Project Jason among 80 agencies nationwide chosen to receive grant money from the Company's StreetSentz Community Grants program.

Fort Worth, Texas ‑ May 19, 2006 ‑ As part of its continuing effort to improve the quality of life for America's families, RadioShack Corporation (NYSE: RSH) has awarded Project Jason a StreetSentz Community Grants. Project Jason is one of 80 agencies and the only one in Nebraska to receive grant money in the latest quarterly cycle of RadioShack's StreetSentz Community Grants program. The program funds worthy causes that help families protect children from abduction, violence and abuse.

"Through the StreetSentz Community Grants program, RadioShack has the ability to support programs in local communities that aim to help keep children safe," said Laura Moore, senior vice president and chief communications officer for RadioShack Corporation. "We believe our contributions to agencies like Project Jason will positively impact families across the nation, reinforcing RadioShack's commitment to the safety and security of the American family."
StreetSentz Community Grants are accepted year‑round and are evaluated quarterly by local review councils coordinated through RadioShack district offices. Grants are awarded quarterly in February, May, August and November.

To be considered for a StreetSentz Community Grants, an organization must be a tax exempt nonprofit designated as a 501 (c)(3) by the Internal Revenue Service, offer solutions to help prevent family violence/abuse and/or child abduction, and directly impact or benefit, through programs or services, a RadioShack community. Grant requests should be limited to $500 or less.

Local Nonprofit Receives Grant from RadioShack Corporation
StreetSentz Community Grants guidelines and the application form are available online at the RadioShack corporate Web site (http://www.RadioShackCorporation.com, click on Corporate Citizenship, then StreetSentz Community Grant or at www.StreetSentz.com .

A list of this quarter’s winners can be found at http://www.radioshackcorporation.com/cc/SCGgrants2006Q1.html

About RadioShack Corporation

Fort Worth, Texas-based RadioShack Corporation (NYSE: RSH) is one of the most trusted consumer electronics specialty retailers in the U.S. and a growing provider of a variety of retail support services. The company operates a vast network of sales channels, including: nearly 7,000 company-owned and dealer stores; over 100 RadioShack locations in Mexico; and more than 600 wireless kiosks. RadioShack's knowledgeable and helpful sales associates deliver convenlent product and service solutions within an estimated five minutes of where 94 percent of all Americans either live or work.

For more information on RadioShack Corporation, visit www.RadioShackCorporation.com . To learn more about RadioShack products and services or to purchase items online, visit http://www.radioshack.com/."

4 Comments:

Anonymous Carol said...

Oh, Kelly!! How proud you must be! Besides being a financial bonus this is an enormous pat on the back to a wonderful organization!!

I am proud of you and Project Jason and blessed to call you my friend!

Congrats on doing an awesome job and obtaining the grant!!

12:23 AM  
Anonymous sharon said...

Kelly, congratulations on your most recent accomplishment: The grant from Radio Shack.

Hopefully, there will be more to come........have you ever researched matching funds from corporations? I know there are some companies that will match their employees' contributions to non-profit groups.......just an idea! [And I know how well you manage to make ideas come to fruition]

As always, many prayers!

Fondly,
Sharon

9:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job, Kelly !!!

Shelley

10:36 PM  
Anonymous Lesley (AR) said...

Congrats! Wonderful news!

11:49 PM  

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