The Mason Community Foundation that manages the Community Thrift Store is again looking for organizations and groups that need funds to complete a worthwhile project that will benefit the community of Mason. Because of your donations and support during the past several years, the profits of the Community Thrift Store have been used to provide over $130,000 of grants to improve and support our local projects. Our next grant cycle deadline is September 1, and the Board of Directors is looking for new ideas that will provide a positive benefit to the residents of Mason. Grants generally range from $500 to $5,000 and go to non-profit organizations for specific projects or purchases. The Community Thrift Store is a non-profit retail outlet for the resell of donated clothes and household goods, and provides for all of the profit from these sales to be funded back into the community of Mason. In the past four years the Community Foundation has provided funds for the Volunteer Fire Department, the Library, Steady Steps, Smiles on Wheels dental clinic, Mason Chamber of Commerce, Girls Scouts, Riata Service Organization to provide benches and trash cans around the Square, the local Health Clinic, and numerous other non-profit groups around the County. We have given a great deal of money back into our Mason community and hope to continue to provide needed funding for worthwhile projects with this grant cycle. If you have any questions, please stop by the Community Thrift Store or contact the Board President Brent Hinckley or any other Board member.