FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
R.K. LAROS FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2015 LOCAL GRANTS
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania-October 5, 2015
Bethlehem based, R.K.Laros Foundation, established in 1952 by Laros Silk Mill Founder and Owner R.K. Laros, announces the semi-annual award of grants to 6 local non-profit organizations.
Grants were awarded to The Hispanic Center of the Lehigh Valley, $25,000, in support of their renovations to the Senior Center serving 40-60 adults at their Fourth Street Bethlehem location, The Bethlehem Mounted Police, $20,000, to assist in the construction of the new stable and facilities in Bethlehem PA for the mounted patrol unit, The Lehigh Valley Children’s Centers, $15,000, in support of costs for their classroom expansion for Pre-K Counts students, St. Luke’s University Health Network, $15,000, in support of the purchase and installation of high quality panoramic imaging technology; hardware and software, for their Third Street dental clinic serving the local community, The Moravian Archives, $10,000 , to support the costs associated with a three year renovation plan to increase access to the archives, and The Bethlehem Salvation Army, $10,000, to complete the renovations to their rest rooms at the Pembroke Road location serving over 800 individuals monthly..
Foundation Trustees George Mowrer, Laurie Gostley Hackett, Diane Donaher, Dr. Michael Abgott, Laura Bennett Shelton and Ronald Madison with Executive Director Sharon Jones Zondag of the R.K. Laros Foundation presented the grants.
The R.K. Laros Foundation provides grant support primarily for capital projects in the Bethlehem Area. Grant proposals are accepted by May 1st and Oct 1 annually. Grant applications are available on the foundation website http://www.larosfoundation.org
For more information about grant opportunities or the R.K. Laros Foundation contact Sharon Zondag Executive Director at larosfoundation.org