Members of the University of Saint Francis School of Creative Arts Public Relations Society and Photography Club, also known as F8, are collecting donations of gently used digital cameras through April 22 for Vincent House, which provides transitional housing for the homeless in Fort Wayne.
Collection boxes will be located at the University of Saint Francis Rolland Art Gallery, 2701 Spring St.; IPFW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; Sunny Schick, 407 W. Jefferson Blvd.; Wunderkammer Company, 3402 Fairfield Ave.; and Carroll High School, 3701 Carroll Road.
Contact the School of Creative Arts at 399-7700, Ext. 8001, for information.
Show choir event needs sponsors
DeKalb High School show choirs will host an invitational Feb. 9 at the high school, 3424 County Road 427, Waterloo, and the school is accepting advertising for the invitational's program. Call Shelley Johnson at 1-260-920-1012, Ext. 2130.
Y gets grants
The YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne recently received two significant grants for the purpose of building a new Y in Wells County. The English, Bonter, Mitchell Foundation approved a donation of $75,000, while the Edward and Mary McCrea Wilson Foundation pledged $50,000.
Community grants available
Old National Bank Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Old National Bank, is accepting applications for its current grant cycle.
The Strategic Grants Program provides grants of $5,000 or more to eligible nonprofit organizations to support initiatives directly aligned with the funding priorities of the foundation. The Community Partnership Grants Program provides smaller grants of up to $2,500 to eligible nonprofit organizations to support immediate project-based needs. Community Partnership Grants are accepted on a rolling basis, while Strategic Grants are awarded twice per year. The upcoming deadline for initial applications to the Strategic Grants Program is Feb. 1.
Application guidelines and other information are at www.oldnational.com/grants.
Free tax preparation program
United Way of Allen County and Volunteer Center @ RSVP offers a free tax preparation program beginning Feb. 2 at these locations: 6-8 p.m. Monday-Tuesday (closed Feb. 18) and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, CANI, 227 E. Washington Blvd.; noon-3 p.m. Monday-Wednesday (closed Feb. 13), St. Mary Catholic Church, 1101 S. Lafayette St.; by appointment only at Euell A. Wilson Center, 1512 Oxford Ave., 456-2917; 5:30-7 p.m. Feb. 21, Feb. 28 and March 7, United Hispanic Americans, 2424 Fairfield Ave., call 211 for appointment; 5-8 p.m. Feb. 21, Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast, 3800 N. Anthony Blvd., call 211 for appointment; 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza; by appointment only, RSVP, 107 W. 5th St., Auburn, call 1-260-925-0917; by appointment only, Ligonier Police Department, 301 S. Cavin St., Ligonier, call 1-260-925-0917.
Individuals with disabilities may call 211 to make an appointment. Active Military and National Guard personnel can receive assistance at all of the above sites by appointment by calling the Volunteer Center at 424-3505. Any family or individual earning less than $57,000 annually qualifies for the Free Tax Preparation program organized by members of the Financial Stability Partnership. Free tax preparation is available Feb. 2-April 13.
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