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Cronrath-Grenoble Donates to Academy

By Staff | Feb 11, 2009

Nathan Grenoble, (left) President, Cronrath-Grenoble Funeral Home, Inc.; Rebekah Golla, Supervisor, Cronrath-Grenoble Funeral Home, Inc., Watsontown; Michelle Yoder, Representative, Watsontown Christian Academy; Bill Wilhelm, Administrator, Watsontown Christian Academy.

The Cronrath-Grenoble Funeral Home, 308 Main St., Watsontown, presented the Watsontown Christian Academy with a check in the amount of $500. The check represented a grant from The York Children’s Foundation, and was one of 42 grants issued nationwide for the third quarter of 2008.

The Cronrath-Grenoble Funeral Home offers York/Milso caskets to the families it serves. With each purchase of a York/Milso casket, a donation is generated to The York Children’s Foundation. At the end of every fiscal quarter, recipient organizations are nominated by funeral homes across the country and grants are issued by The York Children’s Foundation Board of Trustees, which include funeral directors and York distributors throughout the United States.

The Foundation was founded in 1992 and has since donated more than $2.5 million to children’s organizations nationwide. The goal at The York Children’s Foundation is to provide grants to small community organizations that are often overlooked in the distribution of federal funding and large corporate contributions.

Last fall the Watsontown Christian Academy marked the 35th year that the academy has provided an opportunity for Christian education to a five-county area. They open their doors to children of any faith and receive no government funding.

Tuition is charged, however, and the only available help is either through a tax credit provided through the state (for income based families) or through the “Crusader Fund” at school, set up to help families who endure unforeseen hardships.

The staff at the Cronrath-Grenoble Funeral Home personally met some of the students and were very impressed with the manner in which they presented themselves, as well as their obvious level of maturity.

The children at the school not only receive a fine education but are taught to give back to the community as well. One of the number of ways they do this is through the annual “Servathon.”

The entire school goes out into the community on a given day and performs community projects, such as planting flowers and visiting patients at the nursing home, or cleaning, painting and sprucing up the public parks.

If your non-profit organization is primarily directed towards the welfare and benefit of U. S. children, contact the Cronrath-Grenoble Funeral Home at (570) 538-5551. They can provide you with a grant application and guidelines for submitting it.