Altamont after school program receives boost in funding


(Above) Effingham County Community Foundation board member, Ryan Eckhardt, presented
the $5,000 CommunityWorks check to the Altamont After School Care program staff.

Immanuel Lutheran Church is the recipient of a $5,000 grant from the Effingham County CommunityWorks Endowment for the Altamont After School Care program. These funds will provide support for the program’s operating costs, which include payroll for four staff members as well as insurance costs.

The after school program is free and available to students from kindergarten to sixth grade who attend Altamont Grade School and Altamont Lutheran Interparish School. It was established “to offer a safe, comfortable, Christian environment for children who would otherwise be home and have no access to affordable, supervised after school care.” The program is currently in its eighth year of operation and has a daily attendance range of 75-95 students.

For more information regarding the Altamont After School Care program, contact Vernon Spilker at 618-267-3414.

The Effingham County CommunityWorks Fund is one of several funds administered by the Effingham County Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation. For more information visit www.enrichingourcomunity.org or contact Joedy Hightower, President/CEO of the Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation, at 217-342-4988.

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