Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Red Cross Receives $25K Grant from CommunityAid

Red Cross Central Pennsylvania Regional CEO Ellen Kyzer (pictured) was presented with a $25K grant check from CommunityAid during a special event held at Colonial Park Mall in Harrisburg on Tuesday, June 16, 2015. CommunityAid awarded over $400,000 to area nonprofits during the event.

“The partners receiving checks today are doing so much good in our communities,” noted Glenn Chandler, CommunityAid Executive Director. “All we ever wanted to do was to help them to do more by removing some of the financial burden.”

The primary purpose of CommunityAid is to raise funds for distribution to local schools, churches, synagogues, temples, and nonprofit charitable organizations. They accomplish this by partnering with area businesses and organizations that agree to host clothing collection bins. Items donated through the bins are sold at one of three area CommunityAid thrift stores, with the proceeds being returned to the community in the form of grants.