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Only a few days left for ministerial association matching dollars

Time is running out to earn matching dollars when making a donation through the LaGrange County Community Foundation (LCCF) for the benefit of either the LaGrange or Shipshewana Ministerial Associations.

LCCF has declared September to be LaGrange County’s 2013 Ministerial Association Month. Any gift amount from any source made to the LCCF Good Samaritan Fund during September will be set aside for a matching grant to those association’s emergency assistance funds. Topeka has opted not to participate in the matching program this year.

LCCF has pledged to match all local gifts, dollar for dollar, up to an additional $2,000 per each ministerial association. For example, if local donors give $2,500 for the benefit of the Shipshewana Ministerial Association, LCCF will match $2,000 and grant that ministerial association a total of $4,500.

Checks submitted to LCCF during September for this purpose must note “Good Samaritan Fund” on the memo line and then specify either “LaGrange” or “Shipshewana.” Gifts that do not specify one or the other ministerial association will be evenly distributed between both. Cash donations to the LCCF should be accompanied by a note with this same information.

Questions should be directed to LCCF Program Officer Loren Heinlen at (260) 463-4363.