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UAIC distributes over $86,000 to local non-profits

21 August 2013

SACRAMENTO (PRESS RELEASE) -– The United Auburn Indian Community (UAIC) announced today that it has awarded over $86,000 to community-based organizations in Placer County.

Among the organizations selected for funding were CASA of Placer County, PRIDE Industries, Boys & Girls Club of Placer County, Sierra College Foundation, Planned Parenthood, Auburn Elementary School, Senior Life Center and more.

"The United Auburn Indian Community is proud to have the ability to invest in our local communities," said Gene Whitehouse, chairman of UAIC. "As always, strong consideration was given to the educational needs of our community. The Tribe hopes these donations can greatly enhance each organization’s ability to better serve Placer County."

The UAIC Community Giving Committee focuses its yearly grants on educational programs and social service organizations whose work significantly impacts struggling and underserved persons and families. During this most recent round of giving, funding was provided to support food pantries, housing programs for the mentally ill, increased school supplies and clothing for low income children and the improvement of local library projects.

Over the course of nine years, the UAIC Community Giving Program has awarded over $9 million to non-profit organizations supporting needs in education, health, arts and humanities, environment, community development and social services. The Community Giving Program is led by chair Bob Cayton with members Josef Fore, Doug Rey and Janessa Starkey and has been active since 2004.

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