Carthage Community Foundation hands out over $31,000 in grants to local groups

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More than a dozen local groups are getting a boost to help with services in the Maple Leaf city.

The Carthage Community Foundation handed out more than $31 thousand dollars in grants this afternoon. The funds will help out with everything from literacy and education to healthcare. This isn’t the first check for many groups – but the Diaper Bank of the Ozarks is joining that list for the first time.

“They asked for $500 and we were more than happy to do that. And that money will be spent on diapers they purchase on a wholesale basis. And then they ship them down to the Salvation Army here in Carthage. And as needed they’re handed out to the families that need diapers,” says Danny Lambeth, Carthage Community Foundation.

Several agencies got the maximum grant of $25 hundred dollars – including the Fair Acres Family YMCA, Carthage Crisis Center, Bright Futures Carthage, Carthage Tech Center, and Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre.

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