Gresham State Farm agent donates grant to schools program
A local State Farm agent made a significant donation to a nonprofit leadership program for youths representing marginalized student populations.
Rob Hendrickson, Gresham State Farm, presented REAP, inc., with a $5,000 grant from State Farm's 100 for Good program, which challenges agents to do one hundred altruistic acts by the organization's 100th anniversary in June.
"At State Farm, we are committed to helping build stronger communities," says Hendrickson. "For me, it's not enough to simply say we're a 'Good Neighbor,' we embrace the responsibility to make this community better by being a part of a solution."
The funds will help REAP provide academic enrichment programs and leadership opportunities for students between third grade and senior year of high school. The organization also teaches health and wellness; develops entrepreneurship tendencies; builds problem-solving and critical-thinking skills; and more. REAP has programs in 24 schools across Multnomah, Clackamas, Columbia and Washington Counties.
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