MASON COUNTY — Robert and Louise Claflin want to help Mason County organizations realize and fulfill projects with funds from the Robert and Louise Claflin Foundation.
Even though the Claflin couple is no longer living, they made their wishes known with the establishment of a foundation that provides grants to financially support projects, groups and citizens of Mason County, West Virginia.
Projects for consideration must have one of the following focus areas which include personal health and wellness, literacy, education, arts and music, and animal care, health maintenance and prevention.
Personal Health and Wellness relates to learning healthy lifestyles, striving to reduce death and disability due to chronic disease and injury, and their associated risk factors, and promoting healthy communities and worksites.
Literacy is improving the success of children and adults in improving reading skills and accessing books and technology to become successful in jobs, academic settings and using the latest technology.
Education can apply to any topic over the lifespan which may occur in the traditional classroom and in the non-traditional setting.
Arts and Music applies to the development and stimulation of interest in visual or performing arts and the appreciation and learning of music.
Animal care, health maintenance and prevention relates to the adoption, spaying and neutering, shelter and care and the vaccinations for pets. This includes creating and supporting programs that save the lives of homeless pets, and promote healthy relationships between people and pets and benefiting animal welfare.
Eligible projects must be submitted by a tax exempt 501 (c) 3 organization. For grant applications, contact Stephen Littlepage at (304) 675-1360.
The submission deadline is November 1, 2013 and can be delivered to the Law Offices of Hyer and Littlepage at 207 Sixth Street, Point Pleasant, West Virginia 25550.