CORTLANDT, N.Y. – Something Good in the World (SGITW) has received grants totaling more than $34,000 from local and national foundations to support its environmental-education programs for children.
The Alpern Family Foundation donated $12,500; The Jack DeVito Foundation donated $1,500; and The Dannon Company donated $1,000, to the Cortlandt Manor-based group.
Impact100 Westchester named SGITW the finalist in the Environmental category for its EnviraPod Environmental Education Center project and awarded a grant of $10,666.
The Captain Planet Foundation awarded a $2,500 grant toward SGITW’s Children’s Peaceful Garden project.
“We are so grateful for the generosity of all of these foundations who understand the crucial importance of teaching low income children about the origins of their food, how to make healthy choices, and live more sustainably,” said Barbara Sarbin, program director of SGITW, in a press release. “These programs are particularly impactful for youth-at-risk and children from urban schools, because the ripple effect into their families and communities is real and tangible.”
According to a press release, SGITW is a “grassroots environmental organization that teaches people how to live sustainably by connecting them with the natural environment.”