2017 Spring Grants Announced; $14,000 Awarded

The Dublin Community Foundation has awarded spring grants for The Dublin Police, Let Me Run and Welcome Warehouse.

The Dublin Police Department was granted $8,500 in support of their canine unit reinstatement in 2017. The Department had a canine program since the 1990s and the last canine retired at the end of 2015. Bringing back the unit will allow for a canine in the Dublin district for drug sniffing, suspect tracking as well as missing child cases.

Let Me Run was granted $2,500 to provide scholarships for boys in the program that want to participate are not limited to family’s financial ability. The Let Me Run program combines exercise with fun activities and lessons to help boys learn teamwork, build relationship skills, create friendships, grow emotionally, amplify their self-esteem, empower themselves and others, and live an active lifestyle. They nurture and celebrate every aspect of what it really means to be a boy, and let them run.

A grant to Welcome Warehouse of $3,000 will provide students with school supplies and assist with cost of calculators as well as ACT and SAT registration fees. The program was created to serve people in the Dublin City School District who are struggling to meet basic needs because of job loss, underemployment, health crises, or other challenges.