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Immanuel Lutheran Church - Altamont, Illinois

America’s Farmers Grow Communities
awards a Significant Donation

The Immanuel Altamont After School Care program recently received a $2,500 donation through the 2019 America’s Farmers Grow Communities program sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, a philanthropic arm of the Bayer Company. The After School Care {ASC} program was nominated by local residents, Steve & Shela Yagow. The purpose of the Grow Communities program is to partner with farmers to make a positive impact in farm communities across the country by supporting local nonprofit organizations. Since the program began in 2010, more than $33 million has been directed to over 8,000 nonprofit organizations across rural America. In its 11th year of operation, the Immanuel After School Care program had an enrollment of 140 students from 91 families for children in kindergarten through sixth grade from both the Altamont Public Grade School and the Altamont Lutheran School. Average daily attendance was usually in the mid-80’s. The program has continued to operate at no required costs to parents, although families are requested to make monthly donations for daily snacks. Each year funding for the program has been provided through significant grants, memorial donations, individual and family donations, and the Immanuel Lutheran Church budget.