Dolly provides the books, we provide the postage fees!
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book gifting program that mails free, high-quality books to children from birth until they begin school, no matter their family’s income.
One Fund Drive
Serving Norman County
Write one check, check your favorite charity and let Gary Cares do the rest.
Some organizations on the list include:
Norman county fire and rescue squads
Diabetes Foundation; NC Developmental Activity Ctr.; Gary Cares; Red Cross; Norman Co. Historical & Genealogical Society, Hospice of RR Valley and others. Go to link for more information.
Over $30,000 donated in 2021
Shock & Awe youth philanthropy
Who trust students with the future of our region? We do.
Gary Cares manages the grant funding for Shock & Awe youth philanthropy in Norman County.
Students from NCE, NCW and Ada-Borup gather monthly during the school year to meet, discuss their vision for the county, process grant requests and plan community activities.
Gary Cares is working with the city of Gary, the Gary Lions and individuals interested in sustaining the forest to establish trails, a memorial fores, a chainsaw art walk and a natural play space in the Gary Pines.
The forest is a 160 acre property located on Highway 32 and 260th Ave. northwest of Gary. The land is owned by the city of Gary. Go to www.GaryPines.com for more.
SOME PROJECTS AND PARTNERS
Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre events, Gary
Get Out & Play in the Gary Pines is the current play project
Gary Cares One Fund Drive serving Norman County
Shock & Awe youth philanthropy of Norman County
Curator of endowments and donations
Get Out & Play initiative
Partner of Gary Community Club
WHAT WE DO?
As a community foundation, Gary Care's mission is very broad: to improve the quality of life in Gary and our surrounding area.
This breadth of our mission reflects our ability to make grants in any field of interest with a charitable benefit to our communities.
This flexibility allows us to serve a wider group of potential donors on the one hand and, on the other, a wider group of nonprofit organizations whom we consider our partners in improving local communities.