Almost Home hosts Youth Philanthropy Night fundraiser

Thursday, February 22, 2018

For the eighth year in a row, a favorite event of the Putnam County Community Foundationís Youth Philanthropy Committee is approaching.

Almost Home Restaurant will host Youth Philanthropy Night on Thursday, March 8 from 5-9 p.m. Dining participants will enjoy a meal and the pleasure of having Youth Philanthropy Committee members assist servers for the evening.

The event is a community favorite and normally fills the restaurant, so diners can reserve a table by calling Almost Home at 653-5788.

All tips and donations from the evening will go toward building the Putnam County Youth Philanthropy Endowment which provides some of the funding needed for the committeeís grant-creating activities.

Since its inception in 2006, the Youth Philanthropy Committee has provided more than $30,000 in funding for more than 60 youth-led projects in Putnam County. If you are unable to attend but still wish to support this effort, donations to the Youth Philanthropy Endowment may be made online, by mail or in the Community Foundation office at 2 S. Jackson St., Greencastle.

The Putnam County Youth Philanthropy Committee is composed of students from each of the countyís four high schools who exhibit leadership and a desire to serve. Members of the 2017-18 committee are Mason Allen, Gayle Baugh, Garrison Bock, Whitney Boswewll, Ben Gellman, Eric Hinkle, Hannah Long, Jaxon Parmley, Lillian Rambis, Mary Timm, Rose White, Annika Whitlock and Ben Wilkerson.

For more information about the Youth Philanthropy program at the Community Foundation, persons may contact Dean Gambill at 653-4978. If you are a youth interested in serving, applications for 2018-19 committee membership are available online and due by March 23. For youth completing a service project and looking for funding, forms are available for download at

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