R.K.Laros Foundation Awards 2017 Grants to 12 Local Nonprofits

The Trustees for the R.K.Laros Foundation Awarded grants totaling $184,000 to 12 local nonprofits.

 The Laros Foundation is pleased to support the efforts of Bethlehem Sheltering,Inc. in providing overnight shelter in one location effective 2017. 

The Laros Foundation is pleased to support the efforts of Bethlehem Sheltering,Inc. in providing overnight shelter in one location effective 2017. 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

THE R.K. LAROS FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES GRANTS FOR 2017

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania-December 22, 2017

 

The Bethlehem based, R.K.Laros Foundation, established in 1952 by Laros Silk Mill Founder and Owner R.K.Laros and his wife Helen, announces the annual award of grants to 12 local non-profit organizations.

Grants were awarded to the following nonprofit organizations: The Bethlehem Public Library, $10,000 in support of the creation of a Community Room, Bethlehem Sheltering, Inc., $20,000 for capital modifications required for their single site overnight shelter, Charter Arts School $15,000 for an Ensemble Practice Room, Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network, Inc., $20,000 to purchase two pediatric cribs designed to facilitate infant recovery, Meals on Wheels, $20,000 in support of their  current campaign to expand the Northampton County facility, The Moravian Archives $20,000 for a Book and Manuscript Scanner to digitize their collection for expanded access by the public, Rosemont Lutheran Church $25,000 for steeple and sanctuary window repairs, School Sisters of St. Francis $10,000 for the construction of an equipment garage to support their community garden project providing fresh fruit and vegetables to Lehigh Valley food banks; Stephen’s Place $1,027 for the replacement of the front door; The Five Star Project $20,000 for materials for collaborative renovations at the Bethlehem Boy’s and Girl’s Club, VIA of the Lehigh Valley $10,000 for a roof repair and the Wildlands Conservancy, $10,000 for the restoration of the Monocacy Creek at Illicks Mill.

Foundation Trustees will present the grants throughout January 2018.

The R.K. Laros Foundation provides grant support with a focus on enduring capital projects with community impact in the Bethlehem Area. Grant proposals will be accepted September 11 - October 16th in 2018. 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 Executive Director Sharon Jones Zondag at larosfoundation.org

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The Five Star Heart Project received a $20,000 Laros grant to support renovations for the 50 year old Bethlehem Boy and Girls Club. Five Star Heart is partnering with local businesses and college students in efforts to build a stonger community by mentoring the young leaders of tomorrow. http://www.mcall.com/sports/varsity/mc-spt-aroundthevalley-20180114-story.html