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February 18, 2019

Great Smokies Health Foundation Announces “2018 Thrift Shop Grant Program”

Non-profits, governmental entities, and educational institutions in the specific service area of Jackson and Swain County are invited to apply for the Foundation’s fourth round of grant making through the 2018 Thrift Shop Grant Program. Projects will be funded by the profits of the Jackson and Swain County Thrift Shops. Thrift Shop Grants are intended to be one-time grants of up to $5,000 for programs or projects that will impact the health, wellness and prevention services of Jackson and Swain County. Grants will be awarded in September 2018. Application deadline is 4:00 pm on Friday, June 29, 2018.

The mission of the “Great Smokies Health Foundation Thrift Shops is “to raise money to support the health needs of our community by selling, at an affordable price, items donated by and sold to our customers”.  “The Thrift Shop Grant Program helps to make that happen”, said Michele Garashi-Ellick, Executive Director, Great Smokies Health Foundation.”  Over the past three years the Foundation has provided over $300,000 in grant funding to over 25 agencies/programs located in Jackson & Swain County.

To receive an application or get answers to questions regarding the grant program or application process contact Wanda Belcher, Foundation Assistant at (828) 507-2270 or E-mail: gshf.wanda@gmail.com

About The Author

Andy has worked in broadcasting around Western North Carolina over the last 17 years. He serves as the Operations Manager and Program Director for WRGC and WBHN. “I’ve been with the crew here at Five Forty Broadcasting since the idea of bringing the station back to Jackson County at 540-AM. I feel a personal connection with community radio and the area”. In the past, Andy has worked with iHeart Media and Sky Country Broadcasting. He resides in Haywood County.

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