Welcome all who have found their way to the blog for The Lily M. Foundation. Founded in 2007, the foundation has two primary purposes. Through Lily's Friends, the foundation will assist in paying for veterinary care for the pets of seniors and individuals in need. It is also hoped that, in time, the program will also be able to give grants to shelters and rescues to help defray the cost of veterinary care for animals under their care.
The other program is called The Lily M. Literacy Campaign. Without an ability to read and write, one's ability to live a high-quality life is severely compromised. The Lily M. Literacy Campaign aims to create a renewed interest in reading and writing through reading programs and contests to encourage writing. In July 2007, the program will award prizes to the boys and girls who read the most pages during the Ottumwa (Iowa) Public Library's Summer Reading Program. In the spring of 2008, the program will award scholarships to graduating seniors in Allegany County, New York.
The Lily M. Foundation is going through the process that will lead to becoming tax exempt under IRS 501 (c)(3). If you would like to make a contribution anyway, please contact LilyM@idawalker.com.
Stay tuned for the latest in foundation news.