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Salina AM Chapter of AMBUCS, sponsored by Dex Umekubo, Pro- ducer’s XL, received a grant in the amount of $10,000 for their Service Expansion. AMBUCS currently serves by providing disabled riders with a safe and secure AmTryke, providing for the construction of residential wheelchair ramps, and by providing funds to families with children with disabilities for doctor visits and re- lated medical costs. Project serves clients within a 100 mile radius of Salina, Kansas, and provided funds will help them expand statewide. Warming House Youth Center, spon- sored by Steven J. Brown, Brown, Brown & Gomberg, received a grant in the amount of $10,000 for their Supportive Counseling Services. This community service program al- lows any first and second time law offending teens to complete their service hours through the center. Grant funds mean more teens are counseled and guided through their sentences, as well as providing drug and alcohol abuse counseling, and wellness programs. Jester & Pharley Phund, sponsored by Lynne Rosenberg Kidd, Innova- tive Solutions Insurance Services, received a grant in the amount of $6,000 for their Reading Makes a Difference program. This organiza- tion produces a children’s book with the intended audience of children ill with cancer. They ship the book and jester doll to more than 15,000 sick children every year. The literacy program centered around this book inspires underprivileged elementary students to love to read and to show compassion for sick children. Jamie’s Dream Team, sponsored by Ryan Moad, Underwriters Brokerage Services, received a grant in the amount of $6,000 for their Annual Dream Fulfillment. Requested funds Children’s Cancer Network (The Chittenden’s) will support their program of dream fulfillment for seriously ill children via their Christmas to Remember- ance holiday party. Rainbows for Kids (The Marketing Alliance) Children’s Cancer Network, spon- sored by Dave Chittenden, The Chit- tendens, received a grant in the amount of $5,000 for their Spotlight on Siblings of Childhood Cancer War- riors. Families of “cancer warriors” are often as deeply affected, though in different ways. Program funding will provide experiences for siblings that would not normally be in finan- cial reach. I think you’d agree that all of these programs fit well within the stated mission of the NAILBA Charitable Foundation—these are all organizations “with great purpose and little economic resources that serve to enhance the quality of life for those less fortunate, with a special em- phasis on children.” Thank you to the Committee that worked so hard to select them, and to our members and corporate partners, who, as sponsors and donors, make it possible to do what we do. Downtown Ministries (The Milner Agency) ALAN PROTZEL PRESIDENT, NAILBA CHARITABLE FOUNDATION Reset Mentoring (CPS Integrated Marketing & Insurance Services) 23