The Susie Reizod Foundation was the recipient of a $2,000 grant by KeyBank’s Klock Kingston Foundation.
The foundation will purchase and donate the new shoes to children, ages infant to 18, who participate in programs at Family Services in Kingston. The foundation supports nonprofit organizations in Ulster County to advance education, literacy, the arts, public health and the sciences. KeyBank has managed the Klock Kingston Foundation for nearly 50 years. The foundation is a not-for-profit organization. Since 2002, when the organization received 501c3 tax exemption status, it has provided new shoes to children in need all over the United States and countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. Contact The Susie Reizod Foundation at P. O. Box 816, New Paltz, N.Y. 12561or call (845) 255-9708for more information.
••• The Ulster Savings Charitable Foundation recently awarded a $10,000grant to the Bardavon 1869Opera House, Inc., a well-known local nonprofit that owns and operates The Bardavon in Poughkeepsie and the Ulster Performing Arts Center in Kingston.
The grant will help fund four performances for high schools in Kingston, Poughkeepsie, Newburgh and Wappingers Falls of “Rhapsody in Black,” a one-man play about racism in America. The performances will be followed by question-and-answer sessions at each high school. In Newburgh and Poughkeepsie, the performances will be preceded by teacher workshops and all teachers in all the schools will receive a study guide prior to the performances.