UniSource Energy Services awards education grants in Coconino County

| November 23, 2016

By UniSource Energy Services

UniSource Energy Services (UES) has awarded $86,500 in grants to more than two dozen nonprofit groups in Arizona to improve education and provide community assistance.

In Coconino County:

  • $4,000 to Special Olympics Arizona so that an estimated 340 children in Coconino County can participate in the Healthy Lifestyle, Education, and Practice (LEAP) and Young Athletes programs. Healthy LEAP provides students with short, focused lessons about nutrition, fitness and safety. Young Athletes offers inclusive sports and play programs for young children.
  • $3,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flagstaff for its Step Up Mentoring program. In collaboration with Coconino County Juvenile Court, Step Up matches mentors with about 150 court-involved youth.
  • $5,000 to Flagstaff Shelter Services for its Rapid Rehousing program, which arranges temporary shelter for clients in crisis and helps them find affordable housing, employment services and referrals to behavioral health service providers.
  • $3,000 to Housing Solutions of Northern Arizona’s Sharon Manor Transitional Housing Program. Grant funds will be used to help provide up to 12 months of safe housing, training and counseling for approximately 100 homeless domestic violence victims and their children living in poverty. Funds also will be used to provide two hot meals weekly to about 50 children.

UES Community Impact Grants will help provide healthy meals for the hungry, provide emergency shelter to hundreds of families in crisis, create thousands of new educational and enrichment opportunities for children, and provide other critical services in communities across Arizona.

“We’re excited about these new opportunities to create a positive impact in the communities we serve,” said David G. Hutchens, UES’ President and CEO. “UES is committed to improving our customers’ quality of life, and our Impact Grants are an important part of a philanthropic program that helps us realize that vision.”

UES Community Impact Grants significantly expand the resources previously provided through UES’ Grants that Make a Difference program, which awarded $47,500 last year. UES Community Impact Grants are awarded for programs with measurable results that help vulnerable populations in northern and southern Arizona communities where UES provides natural gas and electric service.

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