Friday, July 31, 2015

3 nonprofits receive grants from King of Prussia firm

3 nonprofits receive grants from King of Prussia firm

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Three Montgomery County nonprofit organizations have received grants from the employees of the John Middleton Company in King of Prussia.

The grants were part of $172,000 donated to 11 greater Philadelphia nonprofits as part of the Altria Companies Employees Community Fund.

In Montgomery County, Laurel House received $30,000 to support emergency shelter and a 24-hour hotline for victims of domestic violence. The Greater Norristown Police Athletic League received $6,080 to support summer programs for under-served middle school students. And the Pottstown Cluster of Religious Communities organization received $15,000 to provide meals to low-income families each week.

John Middleton, a leading manufacturer of machine-made cigars, is part of the Altria family of companies, and has awarded $322,000 to local nonprofits in the past two years.

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