General Store helps kids swim via a donation to the Spokane Parks Foundation | Business
A generous donation from The General Store will allow low-income kids to swim in Spokane pools next year.
News Release from the Spokane Parks Foundation:
Thursday September 19, 2013 at 10:30 am, The General Store presented a $5,007.28 check to the Spokane Parks Foundation in support of their Make A Splash In A Kid’s Life. This generous donation celebrates a successful 2013 summer swim season and to give a head start to next year’s program.
During the summer the Foundation was able to provide 561 swim suits, 2211 pool passes and 261 swim lessons to children throughout Spokane County.
Since 2010, The General Store has been a loyal friend and key supporter of Spokane Parks Foundation’s swim programs. This year the General Store not only provided most of the swimsuits handed out, but also gathered donations from 4,804 customers throughout this summer to help seed next year’s Make A Splash In A Kid’s Life campaign.
Partner Organizations: Boys and Girls Clubs of Spokane County; Cheney Parks and Recreation; City of Spokane Parks and Recreation; East Central Community Center; Family Promise; New Hope Resource Center; North East Youth Center; Northeast Community Center; Salvation Army; Spokane County Parks, Recreation and Golf; Spokane Valley Parks and Recreation; Spokane Valley Partners; West Central Community Center; YWCA
Key Donors: General Store, David and Dorothy Pierce Charitable Trust, Northwest Orthopedic Specialists, PS; Avista; Kalispel Tribal Economic Authority; Suburbanites; I.S. & Emily Fetterman Foundation; Greenstone Corporation; Garco Construction; Rowand Machinery Company
Make A Splash In A Kid’s Life, a program of the Spokane Parks Foundation, works to ensure that children who cannot afford to pay to swim in our city and county pools are not left out. Every year the Foundation, with the help of local businesses, caring citizens and nonprofit organizations, ensures that no child is left standing on the outside looking in.
The Spokane Parks Foundation improves parks in the greater Spokane area through donations that fund grants for park activities and community projects.