The LifeSource mission is to strengthen our community by providing customized assistance to families in need. Our approach is balanced and holistic — we offer food, clothing, adult education programs, after school and summer camp programs for children, counseling, Senior Saturday lunches, and community outreach meals. We maximize the impact of every donation, helping to strengthen families and build our community. We serve more than 62,000 individuals, children, and families in need every year.  We want to say THANK YOU to everyone who supports us. We couldn’t help so many of our neighbors without your generosity.

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Grainger Foundation Awards $5,000 to Summer Camp

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Dayna Rhodehouse of W.W. Grainger presents a $5,000 gift to Jimmie Conduff and Coletta Patterson of LifeSource.

 

The Grainger Foundation, an independent, private foundation located in Lake Forest, IL, has donated $5,000 to LifeSource in support of its Kid’s Life Program, which consists of an after school and summer camp program for children in kindergarten through 12th grades.

“This grant will go toward supporting five campers during summer day camp,” said Jimmie Conduff, executive director of LifeSource. “Such support is vital in allowing us to offer camps every summer, which feature field trips, two nutritious meals and snacks every day, and academic tutoring in reading, math, and computer literacy. We are grateful to The Grainger Foundation for its generosity.”

Kid’s Life currently serves 150 children and their families annually. By offering free, affordable care, LifeSource is helping these families avoid the cost of expensive care, thereby freeing up their budgets to pay for other vital needs, such as rent, food and utilities.

This donation was recommended by Dayna Rhodehouse, branch manager of W.W. Grainger, Inc.’s, Springdale, AR Grainger has been a part of the Springdale business community for approximately 25 years as the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products.Z

“We are proud to recommend the work done by LifeSource,” said Rhodehouse. “We understand the need for their services in Northwest Arkansas.”

LifeSource started as a small food pantry in 2001. Today LifeSource serves more than 65,000 people in Northwest Arkansas each year through seven free programs: a food and clothing pantry, Kid’s Life, adult education classes, counseling, Senior Saturday lunches, a community outreach meal once a month, and medical referrals.

For more information, visit lifesourceinternational.org or e-mail Jimmie Conduff, executive director, jimmie@lifesourceinternational.org

For more information about Grainger, contact Joseph Micucci, director, media relations at micucci@grainger.com

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