As part of its ongoing commitment to the Raleigh community, Cargill announced today it has donated a total of $32,500 to three community programs focusing on education.
At the Boys & Girls Club of Wake County, Cargill has continued its commitment to the Power Hour Education Program. The Power Hour offers a stable environment for staff to provide daily homework assistance for Club members between the hours of 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. On any given day, 450 to 550 Club members take advantage of the homework and tutoring program. Cargill is a longtime sponsor of the Boys & Girls Club of Wake County, having donated more than $60,000 to the organization since 2006.
For the second year in a row, Cargill is supporting educational programming at SAFEchild, a not-for-profit community organization that strives to prevent child abuse and neglect in Wake County. SAFEchild works with more than 7,000 children and their families each year to help eliminate abuse and improve family relationships.
Cargill has also contributed funds to the Lucy Daniels Center for Early Childhood, to go toward classes and the center’s early intervention preschool program. The Lucy Daniels Center provides a wide range of mental health services for children in the Raleigh/Durham area.
“We’re proud to support all of these programs because they address several important community needs,” said Don Camden, facility manager at Cargill Grain and Oilseed Supply Chain in Raleigh. “At Cargill we know that our success relies on the health and vitality of our communities.”
Cargill is an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services. Founded in 1865, the privately held company employs 159,000 people in 68 countries. Cargill helps customers succeed through collaboration and innovation, and is committed to applying its global knowledge and experience to help meet economic, environmental and social challenges wherever it does business. For more information, visit www.cargill.com.
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