Bright Futures benefits from charitable trust
November 26, 2014
Eight Bright Futures affiliate communities including Carl Junction, Seneca, Carthage, Neosho, Miami (OK), McDonald County, Joplin, and Webb City received checks for $2,000 to help them continue local efforts. The contributions were made by the Sandy Family Charitable Trust and its small committee that meets several times a year to discuss the needs of local organizations that are helping children in the Joplin community and surrounding area.

The Sandy Family Charitable Trust was developed to honor Allene Sandy, who had retired as an elementary educator in Joplin. Her career started in a one-room schoolhouse. She retired from Irving Elementary School in Joplin during the mid 70's.

"Bright Futures USA provides a framework that enables schools to engage businesses, human service agencies, faith-based organizations and parent groups to rally together to meet the needs of their children," explains Kim Vann, the new Bright Futures director. "This framework partners organizations with schools in a way that helps them to quickly and efficiently meet students' basic needs, often within 24 hours."

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