Jim Brandl, President of the Foundation said, “We are very grateful for the dedicated service and leadership provided by our retiring board members. We are also very fortunate and pleased the new members have agreed to join our board and are willing to contribute their time and leadership to this important community philanthropic effort.
The Pella Community Foundation was founded twenty one years ago and has awarded 426 board directed grants to eighty different non-profit organizations totaling $722,000. To learn more contact Jim Brandl, 628-8003 or visit www.PellaCommunityFoundation.org
Pella children helping around through UNICEF
Children in countries like Syria are among the victims when fighting erupts between groups in their land. UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund, has mobile health teams that are providing medical assistance and nutritional needs for children in Syrian refugee camps. Because UNICEF is connected to the United Nations it is often allowed to enter countries when some other groups are not welcome.
Medicines and food assistance from UNICEF are very important to children in many countries. You can help by giving when a Pella child visits your home. A $1.00 contribution can provide a child with anti-malarial treatment; $15 can provide 12 packets of high energy biscuits for malnourished children; 60 cents can immunize a child against polio; $100 can immunize 357 children against measles.
Pella school children will be visiting people in neighborhoods (today) Thursday, October 24 to Monday, October 28, with UNICEF collection boxes. Your generosity is appreciated.
If you do not have the opportunity to contribute through one of the children, you may send a check to Pella AAUW -- for UNICEF to Marjorie Giles or Julia Moen.