DE MOTTE | The DeMotte Women’s Circle of Giving has awarded seven grants this year, amounting to almost $4,500.
The grants assisted a full range of community organizations and school groups, and ranged from $200 to $1,900.
This year’s recipients include the Keener Township EMS unit to purchase equipment for their continued on-site education; the DeMotte Historical Society for property renovations; the Valley Community Players for audio equipment for its summer theater productions; the DeMotte Chamber of Commerce to assist with Touch of Dutch entertainment costs; the DeMotte River Valley Soccer League for maintenance of equipment and to help defray participation costs for special needs athletes; DeMotte Elementary School's art teacher to fund a special tie-dye project; and the Kankakee Valley Middle School cheerleaders to help pay for new uniforms.
Founded in 2003, the DeMotte Women’s Circle of Giving has awarded nearly $41,000 in grants in accordance with its mission statement. Its mission statement is "to improve DeMotte and make it a better place in which to live, learn and work through personal philanthropy, thus celebrating the power of women."