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Spotlight on UofL Cares Charities

by UofL Today last modified Oct 21, 2010 02:28 PM

Each Friday over the next six weeks, the UofL Cares campaign will spotlight one of its companion charitable organizations on UofL Today to showcase the benefits or positive outcomes of supporting its cause.

Spotlight on UofL Cares Charities

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"As members of the university community, these features give us an opportunity to learn more about each of the organizations that make up the UofL Cares campaign," said Dwight Dozier, campaign co-chair.

This week's feature is from the WHAS Crusade for Children:

WHAS Crusade for Children grants help many

Sept. 1 is a banner day for agencies that serve children with special needs. That's the date that WHAS Crusade for Children CEO Dawn Lee makes some very welcome deliveries.

This year the Plymouth Community Renewal Center was among the first to receive a Crusade grant. Plymouth is one of 210 agencies and school systems to benefit from the community's efforts in raising money for the Crusade.

Lee presented a check for $26,000 to the organization "in tribute to the wonderful memory of Miss Abby Fife," longtime leader of the Plymouth Center who passed away earlier this year.

"The Crusade enables us to serve children who otherwise might not be able to get served," Markham French of Plymouth Community Renewal Center said.

The center offers programs for children with dyslexic characteristics and other learning differences.

This year the Crusade for Children will grant $5.3 million to agencies that serve children with special needs. For more information on WHAS Crusade for Children, go to WHAS Crusade or contact John Blim by e-mail or  at 502-582-7521.

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