La PORTE â€” â€śGive and Growâ€ť is a program which provides grants to communities for local projects.
The funding for the grants is provided by the Gleaner Life Insurance Company. Grants may be requested by individuals who have Gleaner policies.
Mary Reel, of La Porte, saw a need to request a grant to purchase items for the La Porte High School â€śComfort Closet.â€ť
The â€śComfort Closetâ€ť project provides personal care items for students who may not have access to them at home.
Students may request items by filling out an online order form. The items are distributed through the nurses office, the virtual learning center or at the guidance counselorâ€™s office. The students receive added discretion by this process.
The program was started by La Porte High School educators who saw a need. They received a grant from the La Porte Education Foundation to get the program underway. This grant was for $500.
To help keep the program going, the Gleaner Life Insurance Grant of $250 will be an asset.
The â€śGive and Growâ€ť program, headed by Mary Reel, will form a team to purchase needed items. These will be given to the â€śComfort Closetâ€ť a the high school.
The project will be completed before the holiday break.Â