LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - Area schools are benefiting from thousands of dollars' worth of grants.
The La Crosse Public Education Foundation is awarding 16 grants worth more than $18,000 on Monday. It's part of the foundation's grant program which already handed out nearly $31,000 earlier this year.
Of the grants handed out, 14 of the 16 are going to recipients in the La Crosse school district and the others will go to programs here in the community. One of those community programs is put on by the Pump House in La Crosse and is modeled after the core value of giving.
"We're really thrilled to see the Pump House step up and work with the school district on the idea of compassion and giving," said the LPEF Executive Director David Stoeffler.
"We will be discussing the values of giving and giving not just money of course but time and talent and all the different many ways we can give," said the Pump House Executive Director Toni Asher.
The Giving Project uses student's artwork to show what giving means to them. The project will debut at Artspire in La Crosse this June.
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