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Russell County Area Community Foundation provides grant to Smoky Hills PBS

BUNKER HILL – The Russell County Area Community Foundation has awarded Smoky Hills Public Broadcasting System a grant for $1,000.   

The Russell County Area Community Foundation grant will support Smoky Hills PBS’s literacy leadership initiative in Russell County and will support the following:  

• Children’s Programming on Smoky Hills PBS

• Book distribution program that will provide books to children in head start and early head start programs in Russell County 

The Smoky Hills PBS Book Distribution program provides books each year to Head Start and other early education programs across central and western Kansas through the funding of many foundation partners throughout Kansas. Encouraging a love of reading at a young age is an important aspect of educational development and that serves as the basis of why Smoky Hills PBS provides its Book Distribution Program each year. 

“We are excited to once again provide books to Russell county,” said Larry Calvery, general manager of Smoky Hills PBS. “Educating the youth within our viewing area is an important part of what we do here at Smoky Hills PBS and we want to thank RCACF for partnering with us to make this happen for the youth in Russell county!” 

Since 2001, Russell County Area Community Foundation has built stronger communities and helped donors make a difference through charitable giving in Russell County. Each year, the foundation distributes thousands of dollars back to our region through community grants.