On Friday, April 12, CBT Nuggets rolled out the giant check once again!
This time we proudly presented it to Liz Degner and Laurie McNichols of South Valley Area SMART for an amount of $9,250! SMART is the 11th local nonprofit we’ve supported through our NuggetLOVE charity initiative.
Smiles abound: Josh presents Liz a smaller check that the bank can actually accept.
Liz and Laurie were pleasantly surprised and very grateful for our support.
“Wow!” Degner exclaimed. “I didn’t expect it to be this much. Thank you so much for supporting us.”
Established in 1982, SMART aims to promote childhood literacy by partnering elementary school-aged students with adult volunteer readers, as well as providing free books to students. Its ultimate goal is for students to develop a lifelong appreciation and love for reading. South Valley Area SMART serves students in Lane, Linn and Benton counties in Oregon.
This month, NuggetLOVE is supporting Lane County Youth for Christ. The organization strives to improve the lives of children and young adults by helping them make better choices, improve their skills and connect them with role models.