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“This allows us to put in extra time to train the inmates. It saves on expenses, but more importantly, it develops leadership skills in them that they didn’t know they had.”
Other organizations that got donations were dedicating their funds to helping children gain momentum in their education.
Crystal Gunther, grants and programs officer for the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana, said The Dictionary Project — a program that puts dictionaries in third-grade classrooms — will help children make a transition from where they are in how they learn.
“It’s that critical point where third graders are going from learning to read to reading to learn,” Gunther said.
She said Horseshoe has funded the program in Floyd County since 2011 and her organization funds Clark County. She said the partnership just made sense with the foundation’s location.
“I think it has a huge impact on quality of life in the area,” Gunther said. “Floyd County is very fortunate to have Horseshoe. The things they’ve done in the community over the years has just allowed it to continue to grow. Their support of nonprofits has been a great asset.”