School Given Fred Meyer Grant

Spring 2007

The Louis Braille School received a community grant totaling $2,500 from The Fred Meyer Foundation. The funds will support the activities, supplies and staff needed for the School’s two-week summer Braille Camp.

Braille Camp is a two-week summer day program for children who are blind or visually impaired in kindergarten through grade eight. The Camp runs from July 16th through July 27th, 10 am to 2 pm. Campers meet at the Louis Braille School, 10130 Edmonds Way in Edmonds, Washington. Tuition is $250 per child.

Activities planned for Braille Camp this year include a trip to the Edmonds Fire Station, Swedish folk songs and dances, red clay pottery with an Edmonds artist, hands-on country and blues music with Blues in the Schools, drumming with LaDrumma, the Woodland Park Zoo Education Outreach Wild Wise Program, and Guide Dogs for the Blind puppies-in-training and their trainers.

Glynda Brockoff, Philanthropy Coordinator for Fred Meyer and The Fred Meyer Foundation, said. We hope this community grant will help the School continue the important work it is doing to enhance the welfare of the community. We are proud to be part of the Edmonds community and are committed to helping where we can. These grants are the result of true community efforts involving both our associates through our annual Employee Giving Campaign and our customers through the contributions they make in our stores using the Make Change Count coin boxes and scan cards at the check stands

Fred Meyer is a division of the The Kroger Co., which is one of the nation’s largest food retailers. The Fred Meyer Foundation has awarded grants totaling over $7.2 million since it began awarding grants in December 1998. For more information call the Foundation at 1-800-858-9202, ext. 5605.