BB&T makes donation through grant to TCCFRN

GRAFTON—One local organization teamed up with a local business to help aid families in Taylor County.

For some families, buying everyday essentials such as shampoo and toothpaste are something they simply cannot afford.  The Taylor County Collaborative Family Resource Network (TCCFRN) helps to aid families with everyday essentials, so they do not go without.

Throughout the years, the TCCFRN has provided many families in the community with clothing, bookbags, cleaning supplies and every essentials that they may need.

TCCFRN Cathy Coontz-Griffith, Executive Director, shared that recently, through a grant, BB&T was able to donate $1,000 worth of everyday essential products to families.

“I learned of this grant through my VISTA, Dr. Carol Mangone and we basically wrote it for our pantry,” explained Coontz.

Through the grant they were able purchase laundry detergent, shampoo, toothpaste and other needed items.

“Lots of folks with large families with children ask for hygiene products when they are having difficulty making ends meet,” commented Coontz. “The grant will help aid families who come into the TCCFRN, as well as the schools when they need emergency products.”

Coontz revealed that they chose BB&T for the project because they like to help their local community with opportunities such as this.

“We were selected for the money, and with that money came some volunteer hours from the employees at BB&T,” she added.

Coontz shared that Tina Rucker was the one who bought the supplies with the grant money and Donna Boyce was the volunteer who came up to the office and organized the pantry.

“I would like to give a huge thank you to BB&T and Tina Rucker for donating to our essential needs closet,” said Coontz. “Thank you for caring for our community.”

For more information about the closet, please call 304-265-6838.

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