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The Shook Foundation distributes $28k in its third grant cycle

The Shook Foundation is a non-profit organization funded and operated by the employees of Shook Construction and seeks to be an enduring resource for those they serve. With a vision to enrich the communities where the employees live and work through engagement and investment, all employee pledges and donations to the Foundation are used to contribute to non-profit organizations for transformational causes within the community.

In its third grant cycle, The Shook Foundation awarded 11 grants and distributed a total of $28,250 to local community organizations. Grant recipients include:

  • Drink Local. Drink Tap. Inc. (DLDT), Cleveland, OH, $2,500, DLDT is an international non-profit organization focused on solving water equity and quality issues. They do this through education, advocacy, and creating affordable, safe clean water sources and sanitation facilities.

  • Emerson's House of Refuge, Columbus, OH, $2,500, Emerson's House directly supports an inner-city mission in Soyapango, El Salvador (CEDEINFA) by leading mission trips, supporting their various programs, and providing relief to those dedicating their lives to serve those in need.

  • Girls Inc. of Wayne County, Richmond, IN, $7,000, Girls Inc. of Wayne County inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold through direct service and advocacy. Their comprehensive approach to whole girl development equips girls to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers and grow up healthy, educated, and independent.

  • Grace Refuge Outreach Worldwide (GROW), Wooster, OH, $2,500, GROW operates in northern Thailand where 500,000+ children are caught in the child trafficking industry. GROW's mission is to rescue at-risk children, restore their broken lives, and equip them to impact their families and communities. GROW works to heal the whole child by providing for their basic needs and nurturing them inside the love of a family.

  • Hannah's Treasure Chest, Centerville, OH, $3,000, Many parents struggle to raise their children with sufficient resources. Hannah’s Treasure Chest responds to these needs by providing partners with clothing, baby equipment, diapers, hygiene items, toys, books, and other essential items for their clients.

  • Piqua Community Kitchen (PCK), Piqua, OH, $2,500, PCK's mission is to prepare, serve, and provide food services for Piqua, OH, and surrounding area residents who are experiencing food insecurity. This is accomplished through teams of volunteers preparing hot meals on Wednesday evenings and serving them in to-go containers drive through style in the parking lot of Piqua Christian Church.

  • Talespinner Children's Theatre, Cleveland, OH, $2,500, Founded in 2011, Talespinner Children’s Theatre creates inclusive, accessible, and meaningful professional productions and educational opportunities that engage, empower, and inspire.

  • The May Dugan Center, Cleveland, OH, $1,250, The May Dugan Center provides comprehensive services and programs to individuals and families throughout the Cleveland area, including food, clothing, behavioral health counseling, adult education services, job searches, victim services, trauma counseling and more.

  • Tri-Village Local Schools - Pink Laces Running Club, New Madison, OH, $1,000, The group's mission is to empower girls to have greater self-confidence and create life-long strategies to live a healthier physical and emotional life through an engaging curriculum that uses running as a vehicle for success.

  • Victory Project, Dayton, OH, $2,500, Victory Project is a mentoring and personal development program for disengaged young men in Dayton, Ohio. Its mission is to empower youth to discover the life God intended by mastering self-awareness, self-sufficiency, and selfless service while tearing down the pillars of poverty, all without government funding.

  • Vocational Guidance Services, Cleveland, OH, $1,000, Vocational Guidance Services is a vocational rehabilitation agency with a mission to create pathways for individuals with disabilities to engage in the community, achieve greater independence and attain employment.

In total, the Foundation has now distributed $56,000 to 29 different community organizations since launching in January 2022.

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