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Nebraska City News-Press - Nebraska City, NE
  • Community coin harvest to establish endowment scheduled for Sept. 15-20

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  • Now is the time to start (or hopefully continue!) saving your loose change to help the future of Nebraska City.
    The initial harvest of coins will occur during the week of September 15 through the 20.
    Earlier this year, the Nebraska City Community Foundation Fund (NCCFF) asked Nebraska City residents to deposit  their loose change coins in jars.
    The money will be put toward The Sherwood Foundation endowment campaign.
    The Sherwood Foundation will match 50 cents for every dollar ''harvested".
    The NCCFF is encouraging families to put spare change in a jar at home, and if you are out and about, you can find collection jars near cash registers of a number of businesses in town.
    We encourage you to drop in your spare change.  
    Every penny counts!
    Coin jars should be taken to Arbor Bank to be counted and recorded.
    How the funds will be used:  
    The funds collected will help build a permanent endowment for Nebraska City from which the NCCFF will make grants to further the mission of "investing in people."
    Examples of outcomes from these grants are scholarships to non-traditional students, the Leadership Nebraska City program, Youth Philanthropy projects, Imagination Library, and so much more.  
    What’s the progress so far?
    The NCCFF has received $329,000 in cash and pledges toward the $500,000 goal, which equates to 65 percent of the goal. The deadline is Dec. 31, 2015 to complete the challenge grant.
    There have been 137 donor families so far…the goal is to get to at least 251.
    “We are creating culture of giving,” says Erv Friesen, Sherwood campaign chair. “We celebrate gifts of all amounts, big and small. So please help us make this initial coin harvest campaign a bountiful success.”
    For more information about the Nebraska City Community Foundation Fund, an affiliated fund of the Nebraska Community Foundation, and ways to contribute, please contact one of the Fund Advisory Committee members or visit www.NebraskaCityCommunityFoundation.org.
    The Nebraska City Community Foundation Fund is an affiliated fund of the Nebraska Community Foundation. Learn more at www.NebraskaCityCommunityFoundation.org or www.facebook.com/NCCFF.

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