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Crossroads Christian Youth Center Receives Foundation Grant For Roof

 

Crossroads Christian Youth Center of Big Rock was approved a generous grant of $10,000 from the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley to help replace a portion of their roof.  “Every time there is a hard rain, we have to worry about water leaking into our building,” says Doug Pierson, director of Crossroads CYC.  “After years of having to always replace stained ceiling tiles, I am looking forward to the day when it rains hard and all the water stays on our roof, and I don’t have to do any clean-up.”

Crossroads CYC has been serving youth in the area for 43 years through sports programs and peer group activities.  Their main focus is on high school students, training them to be leaders of tomorrow.  Some of their programs include a summer day camp, mission trip, church softball leagues, home-school sports teams, family night, and a weekly youth group.

Over the years, the Community Foundation has funded a number of other projects for Crossroads CYC, including:   a new parking lot, softball lights, a new copier, carpeting for their gym, and a new well.  The continued support of the Community Foundation has been vital to on the ongoing operations of Crossroads CYC.  “Hundreds of youth each year in our region and beyond benefit greatly from these positive programs,” said Jeff Hartman, President & CEO of the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley. “It is a privilege to be able to work with this organization and the many others that make our community a wonderful place to live and work.”

 

About Crossroads Christian Youth Center:  

Crossroads CYC has been serving youth in the area for 43 years through sports programs and peer group activities.  Their main focus is on high school students, training them to be leaders of tomorrow.  Some of their programs include a summer day camp, mission trip, church softball leagues, home-school sports teams, family night, and a weekly youth group. For more information on Crossroads, visit www.crossroadscyc.com.

About the Community Foundation:

The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley is a non-profit, tax-exempt, philanthropic organization that administers individual charitable funds from which grants and scholarships are distributed to benefit the citizens of the Greater Aurora Area, the TriCities and Kendall County, Illinois.  Founded in 1948, the Foundation provides a simple and powerful approach to charitable giving. Individuals, families, businesses and organizations have the opportunity to custom design their own named funds that reflect their charitable goals and interests. Since its inception, the Community Foundation has grown to more than $75 million in assets and has awarded more than $60 million in grants and scholarships.  For more information on the Foundation, visit www.CommunityFoundationFRV.org.

A community foundation is a donor-driven organization that helps donors custom-design funds that reflect their charitable interests. Through the years, grants from these funds have made a significant impact on our local communities.

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