Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - LOCAL NEWS -

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.

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