Friday, June 26, 2015

An Easy Way to Make a Difference to Many

Even late afternoon Friday meetings can be inspiring.

I know there are people out there who want to help make a difference to others but are not sure where to start.  Well, I have just the project for you.

Here is the summary:  The YES Club, an after school program for economically disadvantaged youth ages 11 to 18, would like to be able to install solar panels on their rooftop.  A grassroots organization calling themselves YES for Solar is undertaking a fundraising campaign to make this happen.  The 48 solar panels will cost around $30,000 and after a month of fundraising, they are half-way to their goal.  If successful, the YES Club will be able to save approximately $42,000 in savings over 25 years, the life of the panels.
The YES Club is under the umbrella of Mental Health America of Licking County, a non-profit organization which pays for some of the operating overhead of the YES Club.

This is a wonderful community project that you can be a part of!  Small or large monetary gifts are needed.  Here are some options for you to consider:

* Nuts and bolts (any amount)
* Direct current optimizers $60
* Structural supports -infrastructure $100
* Solar panel $250
* Complete solar panel package $400
* DC/AC inverter $1,000

I was told that if you want your donation to be used to purchase a solar panel, you will be given a number and will be able to track the kilowatt energy produced for that panel, which is too cool!

Giving is easy!  Donate online through the Licking County Foundation  Click on Donate Now and indicate "Yes for Solar".

You can also send your gift to the Licking County Foundation, P.O. Box 4212, Newark, OH  43058-4212.  Checks to be made payable to the Licking County Foundation and are tax deductible.

You can get details on the project here.

I know we can meet the goal, so please consider a donation today!

Thank you!

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