Several local organizations applied for Penny Power grants from Adams Electric Cooperative and were approved for funding. A total of $10,194 in Penny Power grants was awarded. Area organizations benefiting from the grants are as follows:
- Camp Point Central Schools (2) – $150 for AED cabinet and $495 for an iPad for Speech Dept.
- Central Adams Firecrackers 4-H Club – $150 for “Meating the Need” program
- Seymour Elementary School (3) – $200 for musical instruments, $400 for iPad for 3rd grade classroom, and $350 for subscription of MobyMax.com and MobyMax tablet
- Quanada – $400 toward inside lighting and outside floodlights for pet shelter
- Unity Sportsman Club – $600 toward digital sign at Unity High School
- Southeastern Jr./Sr. High School – $300 for books for Abraham Lincoln Reading program
- Immanuel & Trinity Lutheran Kids Club – $400 for after school program supplies
- Unity/Payson Football program – $400 for new football uniforms
- Community for Christ Assistance Center – $375 for shelving and totes for school supplies
- St. Brigid Catholic Church – $375 for lighting upgrades in parking lot
- St. Dominic School – $400 for Prodigy software
- Historical Society of Quincy & Adams County – $350 for gardens and landscaping at John Wood Mansion and former Gardner Museum
- Friends of the Log Cabins – $500 toward rebuilding Clat Adams log cabin on Quinsippi Island
- Schuyler County Food Basket – $275 for food for needy
- Quincy Teen Reach – $450 to feed at-risk youth ages 9-17.
- Dewey School Cross Categorical program – $350 for YMCA swimming program for special needs students
- Pregnancy Resource Center – $525 for ultrasound machine
- Monroe School – $349 for iPad Air for 2nd grade classroom
- Cheerful Home Childcare – $400 to help purchase tables and folding chairs
- Quincy Junior High School – $425 for art, music, health and technology elective materials
- Transitions of Western IL – $175 for disposable diapers for families in need
- Quincy High School Softball – $400 to help fund new uniforms, helmets, and therapeutic bands for softball program
- Quincy Art Center – $475 for smART Kids: Art Mentor Program
- Care Net Pregnancy Services – $525 for laptop computer and projector
The Penny Power program is funded by members of Adams Electric Cooperative who have their bills rounded up to the nearest dollar. The extra pennies are used to support community betterment projects. To date, the program has donated $333,891.86 to local organizations. The next deadline to apply for a Penny Power grant is July 6, 2015. For more information, contact Bill Stalder at (800) 232-4797.
Above left: Teacher Nan Wood and students at St. Dominic School accept a Penny Power grant for Prodigy software.
Above right: Quincy Art Center Executive Director Jen Teter accepts a grant for the SmART Kids Art Mentoring program.