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St. Mary’s Awards Funds to Non-Profits

st marysMEDFORD, Ore. — Students at St. Mary’s School are helping put thousands of dollars in grants into the hands of local non-profits.

Wednesday, students presented $5,000 to five non-profit organizations in the Rogue Valley. Those groups being honored were St. Vincent de Paul, Phoenix Counseling Center, CASA, Children’s Advocacy Center, and the Addictions Recovery Center.

It was part of a year-long project to help students learn about the impact of community service. Students researched and interviewed the different groups to identify the biggest need in the community.

“St. Mary’s has a real history of [community service]” said teacher Michael Wing. “And we’ve had many good reports of students who’ve taken community service, what they’ve learned through being here, and put it on through their adult lives.”

St. Mary’s is working with the Oregon Community Foundation as part of the project. The money will help those non-profits pay for new programs.