Thanks to the generosity of the Olive B. Cole Foundation, Farmers State Bank and many other local donors, the LaGrange County Community Foundation (LCCF) has announced that the Clothes and Food Basket of LaGrange County was proactively granted $25,367 as part of the “We Give Thanks” matching program to support local community needs.
Over the 2013 Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays the LCCF Board, through the generosity of the Olive B. Cole Foundation, offered to match local donations to the LCCF Good Samaritan Fund “dollar-for-dollar” up to a maximum match of $10,000.
Local donors, concerned about the welfare of families hit hard by continuing unemployment, stepped up to the challenge. In true LaGrange County fashion the goal was met and exceeded.
In 2013 the Clothes and Food Basket served 15,013 local people and impacted 227 new families.