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Thrivent Financial gives $6,000 to schools

November 13, 2006

The 25 elementary schools in Washington County recently received more than $6,000 for school supplies from Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, according to a press release from Thrivent Financial.

The funding was made possible through volunteers with the Washington County chapter of Thrivent Financial's Care Abounds in Communities program, touching each of the county schools during the early part of the school year, according to the release.

Thrivent Financial's program provides financial support for volunteer projects and fundraising activities benefiting individuals, families and qualified nonprofit organizations.

The Washington County chapter has supported county elementary schools for the past 10 years, according to the release. Volunteers talk to leaders at each school about what supplies are need, then buy as many of those supplies as possible.

Jennifer Johnson, Family and Community Partnership coordinator at Salem Avenue Elementary School, said a high percentage of the school's students are economically disadvantaged, and the program provided warm clothes for winter.

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Anyone can join in a volunteer activity sponsored by Thrivent Financial. To reach the Washington County chapter of Thrivent Financial, call 301-745-5603. To find other area Thrivent chapters, call 800-236-3736 or go to www.thrivent.com/fraternal.

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans is a Fortune 500 financial services membership organization offering a range of financial products and services, including life insurance, annuities, mutual funds, disability income insurance and bank products. As a not-for-profit organization, Thrivent Financial sponsors national outreach programs and activities that support congregations, schools, charitable organizations and individuals in need.

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