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Brissman Foundation to Fund Milan Organizations

Nov 19, 2014
Community Foundation of the Great River Bend

Milan now has more money for food, therapy, and education. Monday, the Brissman Foundation distributed grants totaling more than 48-thousand dollars to six nonprofit organizations.  Diane Koster, from the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend, says this is the second year the Brissman Foundation has handed out grants. Grant and Virginia Brissman established the foundation in their will to benefit Milan.

Some pre-schoolers in Moline will receive a new pair of sneakers tomorrow. The Moline Breakfast Optimist Club will give shoes to more than 90 children ages three to five, at Jefferson Early Childhood Center, for its fifteenth annual "Shoes that Fit" program.  Director of the Optimist Club, Pat Wendt, says its members raise money each year to buy new shoes for needy children.