Operation Round Up Recipients

Trustees for the Dubois REC Operation Round Up fund met last month to award grants to three local organizations. This brings the total amount of grants awarded in the community to $307,930.56 since 2011.

Details about this most recent round of grants are listed below.

Dubois Branch Library - Operation Round Up Grant

The Dubois Branch Library received an Operation Round Up grant in the amount of $1409.78 for a Young Adulting 101 course. This life skills program has been developed to assist in preparing our young people for college, career and life. Pictured above, Dubois REC General Manager/CEO Don Book presents the grant to Gayle Edelen, Youth Services Librarian.

Girl Scout Troop 198 - Operation Round Up Grant

Girl Scout Troop 198 received a $400 Operation Round Up grant to purchase materials to construct the base and framework of a recycled greenhouse made of 2 liter bottles for the HOPE Garden. This will allow the HOPE garden to start their planting season early and plant seeds instead of purchasing plants for the garden. The HOPE Garden is part of the Gold Award Project. Pictured above, Girl Scout Katelyn Sander accepts the grant from Operation Round Up Trustee Brittany Schuetter.


Mentors For Youth - Operation Round Up Grant

Mentors for Youth received a $1,900 Operation Round Up grant for a new laptop and tracking software program. Mentors for Youth is dedicated to facilitating mutually beneficial relationships between youth and adults for the purpose of enhancing individual lives and the community.  Operation Round Up Trustee Patrick Eckerle presents the grant to Ellen Corn, Executive Director of Mentors for Youth.