Congratulations to the Pro Cut Green Fund Winners!
The Pro Cut Green Fund and the Red Lodge High School Green Team got together to make charitable donations to three organizations in our community.
Established in 2012 by Pro Cut Lawn and Landscape, the Green Fund has given over $11,000 in cash and in-kind services to ‘green’ projects in the community. For its fifth year, the Green Fund expanded its impact by partnering with the Red Lodge High School Green Team. This partnership gave students the opportunity to become philanthropists –weighing and leveraging resources to make a large ‘green’ impact in our community.
The Pro Cut team and the High School Green Team ranked a total of seven applications seeking over $9,000 in funding. They funded the following for organizations for a total of $1,500:
- Carbon County Historical Society, $630: Funds will be used to create an outdoor space for museum patrons with a picnic table, floral planters and cleanup of the current space.
- Luther PTA, $400: Funds will be used to plant apple trees on the playground at the school. The trees will provide shade and valuable experience for students through planting and caring for the trees and then enjoying the fruits of their labor.
- Red Lodge Youth Garden, $470: Funds will be used to prepare the garden with new tools, repairing the compost bin, building a DIY greenhouse table for plant starters, and supplies for lesson plans.
Ava Graham, member of the Red Lodge High School Green Team, shared this about her experience of working with Pro Cut Lawn and Landscape to review grant applications,
“I think that all of the students involved in the Green Team feel proud to be a part of a club that is sought out for to share opinions that will benefit both our community and the environment in a positive way.”
Stay tuned throughout the summer to learn about the awesome impacts these projects are having in the community. To learn more about the Pro Cut Green Fund or starting your own donor advised fund, stop by the Foundation at 122 S Hauser, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 406-446-2820.