St. Charles Community Outreach receives $8,000

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Luling – St. Charles Community Outreach Foundation announced today that it received $8,000 from the Monsanto Fund, a private foundation and the philanthropic arm of Monsanto Company, to help support the St. Charles Community Outreach Foundation, a program which is designed to provide quality educational, social and cultural services to individuals of all ages and ethnic groups of St. Charles Parish. The St. Charles Community Outreach Foundation offers tutorial and mentoring services to students, youth outreach activities, a senior support network and beneficial relief to individuals with addictive disorders.

“We appreciate Monsanto’s continued effort in being a socially

responsible company in the community through its financial support and resource dedication to the

arts and sciences summer camp project,” said Carolyn Wills, director of special projects of The St. Charles Community Outreach Foundation.

The grant helped to fund an arts and sciences camp that the Foundation sponsored from June 14 to June 27. The two-week camp introduced creative arts and physical science to approximately 40 students from low-income households in St. Charles Parish. The objective is to provide educational opportunities while motivating students to appreciate art and stimulate their interest in science.

“Monsanto is proud to donate time and money to such a worthwhile cause,” said Lindsey Landry, Monsanto HR generalist and community outreach coordinator. “We know how important this camp is for the students in our community, and we are honored to provide funding to make the camp a reality.”