City Awards Living Green Community Grants to Three Organizations

City Awards Living Green Community Grants to Three Organizations
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The City of Green Awards the 2018 Living Green Community Grant
to Three Local Not-For-Profits

Green, OH – Mayor Gerard Neugebauer is pleased to announce the 2018 recipients of the City of Green’s Living Green Community Grant includes three local not-for-profits: Oceans Ohio, Inc. ($700); Broken Chains Ministry ($500); and Green Good Neighbors ($500).   

The annual grant, funded by rebates received from Kimble Recycling from curbside recycling, is awarded annually to a local not-for-profit that demonstrations they promote one or more of the following values:  Energy Savings, Water Conservation, Waste Reduction, Local Food, and Community/Volunteer Engagement. 

Oceans OhioOceans Ohio, founded in 2017, works to educate residents in northeast Ohio about the importance of local waterways and the connection between Ohio and the ocean.   The grant funds will be used to create educational materials to share at local community events including the Green Farmers Market. 

 

Lydias Home

Broken Chains Ministry owns and operates Lydia’s Home, a sober recovery home for women, in the City of Green.  The grant money will be used to help clients with reentry assistance for items such as bus passes, work boots, and restoring identifications such as a State of Ohio I.D. 

 

 

Green Good Neighbors

Green Good Neighbors, a local food pantry, provided food, clothing and assistance to more than 500 adults and children in 2017.   The grant funds will be used to purchase food items from the Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank to fill their cupboards.

 

Prior year’s recipients, in 2017 and 2016 respectively, include Harmony Springs Christian Church and Community Garden and The CommUnity Garden.

2019 Grant Application Timeframe
The 2019 grant applications will be released at the end of February 2019, once the 2018 rebate funds are confirmed from the Kimble Companies.  City of Green not-for-profits and projects are encouraged to apply for the 2019 grant.  For complete details of eligibility guidelines and an application, visit www.cityofgreen.org/living-green-grant.

For more information or to request notification when the 2019 grant application is available, contact Valerie Wolford, communications manager, at livinggreen@cityofgreen.org or (330)896-6602.

The City of Green, Ohio, founded in 1992, is a prosperous, progressive and promising city with more than 25,000 residents.  Approximately 33.5 square-miles, Green is located in southern Summit County.    Visit  for.    Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cityofgreenohio

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