The Christian Science Society Irrevocable Trust announced $65,000 in donations to local organizations.
Each year the trust announces recipients of funds as a part of an annual charitable distribution. The trust was established in 1994 in order to carry on the Christian Science Church of Boonville’s values of supporting the Warrick County Community after disbanding.
To date, the trust has contributed more than $1.8 million to the Warrick County community.
The 2020 recipients are:
YWCA of Evansville — $5,000 to help provide services to Warrick County women seeking sobriety
God is Good Foundation — $5,000 to provide hygiene items to students in their Wear House program
Boonville Bike Club — $3,000 to purchase a trailer to store and transport bicycles to events
Wesley Food Pantry — $5,000 to help stock the food pantry
Warrick Wellness Pathways/Tecumseh Portion — $2,140 to install benches along the Tecumseh portion of the Warrick Wellness fitness trail
Chandler Cumberland Presbyterian Church Food Bank — $5,000 to help stock the food bank
Newburgh Museum Foundation — $5,000 to develop educational videos for 2nd and 4th grade students
Boonville Archery Club — $4,060 to purchase bows for rent and help cover costs of COVID PPE and sanitation requirements
Nu Theta Chapter of Delta Theta Tau Sorority — $2,000 to help with the Santa Spree shopping for needy children
Purdue Extension Program of Warrick County — $5,000 for grocery gift certificates used in the Nutrition Education Program
Warrick Ecumenical Soup Kitchen — $3,000 to provide hygiene items through the Giveaway Program
Chandler Cumberland Presbyterian Church Flock 99 Program — $3,000 to help continue weekly children’s outreach program
Bread of Life Ministry — $10,500 to cover freight costs of 5 semi-truck loads of donated food
Oakdale Parent and Teachers Inc — $5,000 to purchase and install rock climbing wall on playground
Boonville NOW — $2,300 to refurbish the area around the “Welcome to Boonville” sign west of town
Peoples Trust and Savings Bank was appointed the Trustee of the Christian Science Society of Boonville Irrevocable Trust, to be administered by its Trust Department, for not-for-profit charitable, civic, educational or community organizations in Warrick County Warrick County residents for non-denominational, non-medical Christian purposes, including those that administer to the needs of those less fortunate in Warrick County.
Solicitations are accepted at any time, up to and including Sept. 15 of each year. Any solicitations received after that date will be kept on file and considered for the following year’s distribution.
The Trust Committee meets in October to review the requests and determine the recipients of donations. The distribution presentation is regularly held in November, but was cancelled this year due to the pandemic.