The SOAR Community Foundation presented its 2014 grant awards totaling $23,339 to 10 local organizations at Hilton Garden Inn on Tuesday. Pictured, Stephanie Ashford, director of Starkvilleâ€™s Youth Taking Authority, received a $1,000 grant which she said will be used for a Cyberplay CafÃ© digital after school program. (Photo by Kayleigh Few, SDN)
A good heart and an open mind arenâ€™t the only things people need to make a difference in their communities.
Sometimes it takes a little money, too.
In order to support local organizations, the Starkville Oktibbeha Achieving Results Community Foundation (SOAR) works to raise funds for endowments which allow these programs to thrive.
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