RurAL CAP to Receive Grant from Starbucks Community Initiative
The Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc. (RurAL CAP) will receive $15,000 from the Starbucks Foundation through the Vote.Give.Grow. campaign. One of only four charities in Starbucks' Alaska promotion, RurAL CAP garnered the most online votes.
RurAL CAP mobilized friends, family, and coworkers to vote in the online campaign. Voters were allowed to vote once a week in April. This award will support RurAL CAP programs that help low income Alaskan, such as providing nutritious meals to children, making available affordable housing, and reducing the energy burden to families and children throughout Alaska.
“We appreciate that Starbucks chose RurAL CAP to participate and this will allow us to place resources where they are needed most in our local communities. We are proud that the Alaska community voted for us,” said David Hardenbergh, Executive Director of RurAL CAP.
RurAL CAP, a statewide, 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, has been working to improve the quality of life for low-income Alaskans since 1965. RurAL CAP employed 977 Alaskans in 2011 with expenditures of more than $36 million. It provides resources and services to enhance child and family development, improve housing, reduce energy costs, develop leadership, protect traditional uses of fish and game, improve solid waste management, support health and wellness, develop community plans, and foster independent living.