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Trips for Kids awards grants to international chapters

Published August 13, 2013
SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN) — California-based Trips for Kids is awarding $50,000 in grants to some of its international chapters, the organization announced Tuesday.
 
The grants are largely funded with the proceeds from the sale of donated items that Trips for Kids receives each year from corporate sponsors.

Each grant award winner will receive $1,200 to help support and promote the growth and development of their chapter. 

"Financial donations like the TFK Grant play the major role in what we do as a chapter," said Paula Fricke, director for Trips for Kids Charlotte. "We've been able to grow each area of our program, including enabling us to replace our three oldest Ride Program bikes and host new major weekend outings and trips for the kids each year."

"Each year we see our national program expanding into more communities and our chapters hitting new milestones with their bike programs," said Marilyn Price, Trips for Kids founder and director. "Our thanks go out to all of our industry sponsors that help make the national program possible - their loyalty to our cause and their generosity is felt by every chapter."

Since its inception in 1988, more than 100,000 underserved youths have participated in Trips for Kids programs across North America. Each of the nonprofit's 80 local chapters is designed to meet the needs of the individual community it serves - offering lessons in confidence building, achievement and environmental awareness.

Topics associated with this article: Advocacy/Non-profits

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