Pella Chronicle

Agriculture

March 5, 2014

Local farmers support Peoria Christian School through America's Farmers Grow Communities

Local farmers Robert and Debra Bruxvoort have directed a $2,500 donation to the Peoria Christian School. Funded by America’s Farmers Grow Communities, the donation will contribute to technology purchases, a hydroponics greenhouse and a new bus fund.

Thanks to the support of farmers across the country, more than $3.2 million is being directed to nonprofits in 1,289 counties in 39 states.

“The Peoria Christian School is a small, local school that our kids attend,” Robert Bruxvoort said. “The school provides an outstanding education, and we are happy to give back to them in this way.”

America’s Farmers Grow Communities works directly with farmers to support nonprofit organizations like the Peoria Christian School, who are doing important work in their communities. The program offers farmers the chance to win $2,500, which is then donated to the farmer’s nonprofit of choice. The search for funding to sustain and enhance programs is a year-round job for nonprofit organizations across the country. Through America’s Farmers Grow Communities, farmers have been able to support a variety of groups, such as schools, fire departments, community centers and youth organizations like 4-H and FFA.

America’s Farmers Grow Communities launched in 2010, and has since donated over $16 million to more than 6,500 nonprofit organizations across the country. America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, is part of the America’s Farmers initiative, which highlights and celebrates the important contributions of farmers like Robert and Debra Bruxvoort.

For a complete list of Grow Communities winners and more program information, please visit growcommunities.com.

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