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DUBOIS COUNTY -- Dubois County 4-H Council has been awarded a $2,500 grant from International Paper’s St. Anthony Sheet Plant and the International Paper Foundation. Funds will support SPARK Clubs and special learning all year long.
“Dubois County 4-H youth will benefit from these funds in numerous ways whether in their classroom, as a 4-H member, in a club meeting, or at home. SPARK Clubs allow youth to experience specific topics from babysitting, STEAM, cooking, home finance, leadership and more. We are excited to continue to provide a great program for over 850 youth in our county,” said Lisa Wilson, Purdue Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development.
The International Paper Foundation is one of the ways International Paper strives to reach its vision to be among the most successful, sustainable, and responsible companies in the world. Started in 1952, the foundation annually provides millions in grants to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations to address critical needs in the communities where its employees live and work. Funding priority is gen to programs related to its signature causes: education, hunger, health & wellness, disaster relief, and initiatives that improve the planet. For more information, visit ipgiving.com.
“At International Paper, we believe our company cannot succeed if our communities do not succeed,” said Daryl Worm, Plant General Manager. “We are proud to support Dubois County 4-H Council as they strive to make an impact on education in Dubois County.”