Wheatland Electric, Inc. today announced that its Sharing Success Fund, managed by the Scott Community Foundation, has awarded a $1,000 grant to Child Abuse Prevention Education (CAPE). CAPE’s mission is to aid in the reduction of child abuse through education, increased public awareness, advocacy, program development & collaboration, and to serve as a resource to all communities served by the organization. The group was founded in 1984 to address the needs of children in Great Bend.
During the 2019-2020 school year, 3,399 preschool through sixth grade students in 22 attendance centers and 458 adults that work with those students heard CAPE’s message and learned about physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, as well as neglect. This was an increase of 400 students and 100 adults from the previous year. CAPE plans to use the Sharing Success Fund grant money to continue expanding their programming into other attendance centers in this area, while continuing to serve all Great Bend public and private schools. CAPE’s program is offered to schools and preschools at no cost.
The Scott Community Foundation began formally accepting applications for grants from the Wheatland Electric Sharing Success Fund from non-profit organizations on December 1, 2012. Wheatland Electric and CoBank have each increased their contribution amounts to the fund over time. Beginning in 2020, each organization will donate $10,000 annually. The program will continue to run until the funds are exhausted. Non-profit groups interested in receiving funding from the Wheatland Electric Sharing Success Fund should contact Alli Conine, Manager of Member Services & Corporate Communications, at 620-874-4563 or email@example.com.
Wheatland Electric Cooperative, Inc., a member owned distribution cooperative headquartered in Scott City, KS, was established in 1948 as a distribution and power cooperative, in the state of Kansas. Today, Wheatland Electric serves more than 33,000 electric meters in 19 different counties and maintains over 4,000 miles of distribution power lines across Western and South Central Kansas. Together, with the help of our members, Wheatland Electric is committed to building a better and stronger rural America. For more information about Wheatland visit www.weci.net.