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Silver Star awards $25,000 in Caring for Community donations to local nonprofits

Silver Star has awarded 22 local nonprofits a total of $25000 towards projects that will enhance the quality of life in Star Valley during this year’s Caring for Community donation cycle. Nonprofit representatives gathered at Silver Star’s office in Thayne this week to pick up their checks.

Donations range from the Lincoln County Library Foundation to supporting local senior centers and an array of youth programming. Silver Star’s goal is to award dollars where they can positively impact community needs and reach a cross-section of people and causes in the valley.

“It is always impressive to see the ways local organizations are coming together to show compassion and meet needs ensuring that Star Valley is a great place to live,” said Barb Sessions, President. “Silver Star is so happy to be part of this community and giving back annually through Caring for Community is one way we show that appreciation.”

In addition to Caring for Community, Silver Star also gives back through event sponsorships, scholarships, matching employee donations up to $100, and community service projects. Since 2000, Silver Star has given back $1.1 million to the communities it serves through various programs.

Star Valley Caring for Community Recipients:

Lincoln Self Reliance, Inc

Salt River Senior Center

Thayne Senior Center

Star Valley Ready to Read (1000 Books before Kindergarten)

Star Valley High School Speech & Debate

Alpine Unit 46, American Legion Auxiliary

Star Valley High School Football Summer Camp

Thayne Fire Department Mid-Valley Fire District

UW Lincoln County 4-H

Horse Warriors

Top of the Rockies

Alpine Trails and Pathways

Lincoln County School District #2 Education Foundation

Animal Humane Association of Star Valley

The Turning Point Lincoln County’s Self Help Center

Star Valley Historical Society

Lincoln County Library Foundation, Inc

The North Lincoln County Early Childhood Coalition

Smoot Park

Thayne Community Food Pantry

Afton Food Pantry

Teton Area Climb Wyoming

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