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Almost Home hosts seventh annual Youth Philanthropy night

For the seventh year in a row, a favorite event of the Putnam County Community Foundation’s Youth Philanthropy Committee is approaching! Almost Home Restaurant will host Youth Philanthropy Night on Thursday, March 2nd from 5:00 to 9:00 P.M. Dining participants will enjoy a wonderful meal and the pleasure of having Youth Philanthropy Committee members assist servers for the evening. The event is a community favorite and completely fills the restaurant, so reserve your table today by calling Almost Home at 765-653-5788.

All tips and donations from the evening will go towards building the Putnam County Youth Philanthropy Endowment which provides some of the funding needed for the Committee’s grant-making activities. Since its inception in 2006, the Youth Philanthropy Committee has provided over $28,000.00 in funding for almost 60 youth-led projects in Putnam County. If you are unable to attend but still wish to support this effort, donations to the Youth Philanthropy Endowment may be made online, by mail or in the Community Foundation office at 2 South Jackson, Greencastle.

The Putnam County Youth Philanthropy Committee is comprised of students from each of the county’s four high schools who exhibit leadership and a desire to serve. Members of the 2016- 2017 Youth Philanthropy Committee are Kaelynn Abner, Whitney Boswell, Lois Cheatham, Ben Gellman, Eric Hinkle, Hannah Long, Lyndi Parent, Braden Pershing, Mary Timm, Madison Trout, Rose White, Annika Whitlock and Ben Wilkerson.

For more information about the Youth Philanthropy program at the Community Foundation, please contact Dean Gambill at 765-653-4978. If you are a youth interested in serving, applications for 2017-2018 committee membership are available online and due by March 24. For youth completing a service project and looking for funding, forms are available for download at www.pcfoundation.org.

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