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Each funded project was made possible by the generosity of people like you. Half of each gift went to support a project of the donor’s choosing to begin making an impact right away. The other half of each gift was invested in the I’m a Child of Appalachia Fund to pursue the greatest needs and most promising opportunities in our communities for generations to come.

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Environmental Stewardship
Containing Hunger
Vinton County 4-H Advisory Council Supporting Vinton County residents with access to fresh, healthy, and local food!
Health & Human Services
Bi-Monthly Food Pantry for Guernsey County
GRACE Pantry Support the efforts of GRACE Pantry providing food to the most vulnerable in Guernsey County!
Arts & Culture
Sensory and Song: A Musical Therapy Experience
Mighty Children's Museum Support music therapy experiences for children and families at the Mighty Children's Museum in Chillicothe, Ohio.
Health & Human Services
Caldwell Community Weekend Backpack Program
Caldwell United Methodist Church Provide food for food insecure Caldwell area children.
Education
College Application Week
Coshocton C.A.R.E.S. Supports Coshocton C.A.R.E.S. College Application Week
Arts & Culture
Community Murals by Wellston’s Young People
Make Wellston Beautiful Community murals for Wellston created by the community's own young people
Arts & Culture
Summer Concert Series
Bowen House Support the Bowen House in providing a Summer Concert Series for the Logan community.
Education
Summer Book Bike Program
Jackson City Library Promote childhood literacy with traveling books in Jackson County.
Health & Human Services
Emergency Grocery Support
Reaching Out Ministries LLC Provide emergency groceries to Pike County families.
Health & Human Services
Suicide Prevention Training
Area Agency on Aging District 7, Inc. Support suicide prevention training for individuals across 10 Appalachian Ohio counties.
Education
Students Optimizing Aerial Robotics Skills
United Way of the River Cities This project engages students in the Ironton Metropolitan Housing complex in a weekly after-school science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) program.
Community & Economic Development
Library Wi-Fi Park
Muskingum County Library System The Wi-Fi park has improved and extended the range of wireless connectivity at the library, delivering 24/7 Wi-Fi connectivity to Wi-Fi park visitors throughout the Village of Dresden and surrounding rural areas.
Health & Human Services
Bless Shoe
Harrison North Elementary Funding through this project allowed an educator at Harrison North Elementary to purchase shoes and socks for students who needed them.
Education
Underground Railroad Simulation
Harrison North Elementary School This project supported students from Harrison North Elementary in attending a Living History Program to learn about the Underground Railroad.
Health & Human Services
Cooking & Budgeting Program
Nelsonville Food Cupboard By teaching clients cooking basics as well as how to create and plan meals, the Nelsonville Food Cupboard will help clients today and far beyond their visits to the food pantry.
Environmental Stewardship
Hellbender Habitat Analysis and Educational Outreach in the Cross Creek Watershed
Franciscan University of Steubenville “I have a chance to save a species,” said one involved student. “If these areas are protected and the population rebounds, I could take my kids to see these snot otters in their native habitat.”
Health & Human Services
Your Brain on Aging
Clermont Senior Services, Inc. This project connected caregivers as well as an aging population with resources on brain aging, brain health, and dementia.
Health & Human Services
Enhancing Food Storage for an Adams County Food Bank
Inter-Faith Assistance Association, Inc. This Cause Connector project enhanced food safety while also creating more room for food storage at an Adams County food bank.
Arts & Culture
Stuart’s Opera House
Appalachian Music Program By enabling Stuart’s Opera House to purchase four banjos for its programming, this project helped Stuart’s Opera House advance its goal of providing unique cultural, artistic, and historical music education to the people of Nelsonville and beyond.
Health & Human Services
Senior Center Leadership Project
Guernsey County Senior Citizens Center, Inc. This project helped bring together directors of senior centers representing 10 different Appalachian Ohio counties for a leadership summit.
Arts & Culture
Jazz Outreach Program
Appalachian Muse Appalachian Muse provided students in Guernsey and Muskingum counties with a first-hand jazz experience, featuring professional jazz musicians.