Champaign County farmer Matthew Yoder has directed a $2,500 donation to the Hi Point Women's Center in Bellefontaine.
Funded by America’s Farmers Grow Communities, the donation will help the center at 110 N. Detroit St. to provide baby items for clients and provide free ultrasounds, pregnancy tests and counseling.
“We felt this was a great cause and we would like to be able to help out,” Mr. Yoder said in a release.
America’s Farmers Grow Communities works with farmers to support nonprofit organizations like the Hi Point Women's Center. The program offers farmers the chance to win $2,500, which is then donated to the farmer’s nonprofit of choice.
The search for funding to sustain and enhance programs is a year-round job for nonprofit organizations across the country. Through America's Farmers Grow Communities, farmers have supported a variety of groups, such as schools, fire departments, community centers and youth organizations like 4-H and FFA.
America’s Farmers Grow Communities is sponsored by the Monsanto Fund.