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Groups Receiving Almost $3K From Town Credit Card

Resource center, senior exercise program, dancers and scouts are awarded grants.

Four township groups will be sharing the latest proceeds from the township’s credit card program.

Sharing the $2,804 will be the Resource Center of Somerset County, the Senior Low-Impact Exercise Program, Boy Scout Troop 89 and the Hillsborough Rockettes dance troupe.

The four groups received their money at Tuesday’s Township Committee meeting.

The Resource Center of Somerset County will use the money as general support of its program to aid victims of domestic abuse. The exercise program will purchase a stationary bike with its money while the Rockettes will buy new audio equipment for their performances. The scouts will use their money to buy a new first aid kit and new backpacks.

The groups were selected to receive the funds through an application process in September. The township’s Credit Card Advisory Committee selected the groups based on the criteria outlined in the application process.

Under the program, township residents and businesses can sign up for the special Hillsborough Township credit card issued by Affinity Federal Credit Union.

A portion of every charge made to the card is returned to the township to be given to non-profit groups.

In 2012, a total of $7,830 has been awarded. Since the program began, a total of $14,920 in grant monies has been distributed.

“We are so fortunate for the success of this remarkable program,” Mayor Carl Suraci said.

Mike Queener October 26, 2012 at 02:20 AM
There are many new grants for community service coordination posted on Grantwatch.com http://www.grantwatch.com/ Nonprofits may be interested in applying for this grant: Grants to New Jersey Non-Profits for Youth Programming and Environmental Activities Deadline: 01/15/2013 Grants are available to New Jersey non-profits that help revitalize Newark's distressed neighborhoods through community and economic development programs; increase opportunities for Newark's youth to become healthy, well-adjusted adults through education reform and youth and family support. LINK: http://www.grantwatch.com/grant/130735/grants+to+new+jersey+non+profits+for+youth+++programming+and+environmental+activities.html Best of Luck in finding grants, Mike Queener
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