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Gobin Presents Funds To Mary Allison Children’s Trust Fund


Mary Allison Children’s Trust Fund Board members recently gathered to accept a donation to the charity from Gobin United Methodist Church. Mary Allison Trust President, Jim Jackson, accepted a donation of a little over $2,000 presented by PT Wilson, from Gobin United Methodist Church. Trust Fund board members, Lucy Wieland, Darren Hughes, Mike Goss, Matt Headley, Donna Houser, Joe Ferguson, and Ginger Scott were on hand for the presentation. Gobin continues to be a Trust Patron for the charity. Not pictured: board member Carol Emery.) 
(Courtesy Photo) Mary Allison Children’s Trust Fund Board members recently gathered to accept a donation to the charity from Gobin United Methodist Church. Mary Allison Trust President, Jim Jackson, accepted a donation of a little over $2,000 presented by PT Wilson, from Gobin United Methodist Church. Trust Fund board members, Lucy Wieland, Darren Hughes, Mike Goss, Matt Headley, Donna Houser, Joe Ferguson, and Ginger Scott were on hand for the presentation. Gobin continues to be a Trust Patron for the charity. Not pictured: board member Carol Emery.) (Courtesy Photo) Board members from the Mary Allison Children’s Trust Fund were pleased to accept a donation from Gobin United Methodist Church in the amount of $2,026.30. The church is a Trust Patron for 2013 for the charity.

PT Wilson, from Gobin United Methodist, presented the check to Mary Allison board members Jim Jackson, Lucy Wieland, Darren Hughes, Mike Goss, Matt Headley, Donna Houser, Joe Ferguson and Ginger Scott.

The money goes to support the Mary Allison Children’s Trust Fund, which provides medical and educational assistance to all Putnam County elementary students. It was established more than 100 years ago.

This fund provides financial assistance toward health care, education, and welfare for underprivileged children in Putnam County when all other resources have been exhausted.

Annually, each Putnam County elementary school receives cash grants of $1,000 to provide medical and educational assistance. When all other resources have been exhausted, this fund provides healthcare, education, and welfare for underprivileged children in Putnam County. The funds are unrestricted, meaning school officials can use them for any purpose as long as it benefits the students.

Children have been helped in a variety of ways since the start of the trust. Most often monies have been used to pay for counseling, medical, dental, or to purchase glasses for students. They have also been used in special circumstances, such as providing travel expenses for a child to get to an out-of-state hospital for a rare surgical procedure, to remove disfiguring tattoos placed on a child by an abusive parent, and to purchase clothing for a child and family members when their home burned.

Over the years, board members of the trust estimate that it financially assists at least 10 children from each county elementary school each year, totaling 100 children each year.

Monetary donations can be sent to the Mary Allison Children’s Trust, P.O. Box 369, Greencastle, IN, 46135. For information about the trust call Ginger Scott at 655-2333 or email her at gscott@wabashcapital.com.

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