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York County recently announced two of its Community Services divisions have been awarded grants totaling more than $500 from the Kiwanis Club of Grafton.
The Division of Children and Family Services received a $300 grant to bolster the literacy night program, which promotes early literacy learning skills for Head Start children and their families. The event includes kid-friendly activities such as story time, puppet shows, skits and crafts.
The second grant, worth $250, was awarded to the Division of Juvenile Services. It will be used to purchase essential items such as clothing, athletic shoes and personal hygiene items for the kids living at Crossroads Group Home, a center for at-risk children.
“We are very appreciative of the work performed by the Kiwanis Club of Grafton and of their continuing support to our community,” said Laurie Coleman, the community services department director. “Through the support of civic organizations like the Kiwanis Club of Grafton, we can further support the children in the county and extend those services to others in need.”