BRYAN, TX — The Scripps Howard foundation and 25 news partnering to present a check of $2,000 to Project Unity in Bryan.
Project Unity has been around for 24 years when Jeannie McGuire wanted to help families get through tough times. Their mission is to prevent child abuse and neglect by caring for its people, supporting and educating its families, and fostering hope and change in the lives of all involved.
They serviced 895 families this year alone and each year they're seeing more and more families in need.
In a statement McGuire said "Project Unity is so incredibly grateful for such a generous donation! The money will go directly toward helping children at-risk for child abuse and/or neglect; especially children living in poverty day in and day out, 365 days a year. Families are often in need of food, clothing, a place to live, a higher wage job, a GED (high school equivalent), a car seat, baby wipes and diapers, coats and blankets and other basic needs that we often take for granted. Meeting basic needs is the first step to child well-being."
In a statement following the donation... 25 News Vice President and General Manager Adam Chase said "Our commitment to Central Texas is built on the foundation that we are part of the solution to our communities. Through our partnership with the Scripps Howard Foundation, we are able to donate to local non-profits that provide life changing services in our market. We look forward to watching these non-profits continue to improve many lives in our area in the years to come."
For more information on Project Unity visit their website.