June 2010

Vote for Healthy Kids Outreach to Secure a Pepsi Refresh Grant

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The Healthy Kids Program of the Mercy Foundation, Roseburg, OR

The Healthy Kids Program of the Mercy Foundation, Roseburg, OR, is in the running for a $25,000 Pepsi Refresh grant. The Pepsi Refresh Program is awarding up to $1.3 million each month to projects that can have a positive impact on a community. Members of the public are invited to vote for projects they think are worthy of support at www.refresheverything.com.

Now through June 30, you can vote for Mercy Foundation's Healthy Kids Program to receive a grant. The program is in its fourth year of placing nurses and health educators in schools to teach nutrition, hygiene, communicable disease prevention, exercise and other health-related topics. These professionals deliver education and inspiration to children to help them make healthful choices that will lead to healthier lives. Staff members also help rural Oregon families overcome barriers to receiving health care for their children. From a homeless teen with dental abscesses and no access to dental care to a kindergartner with chronic sores on his shaved head, children of all ages have been helped by the Healthy Kids Outreach Program.

To vote:

  • Click on the Health category.
  • Click on $25,000.
  • Scroll to the Healthy Kids Outreach Program listing and click on Vote for this idea.

Individuals can cast a vote every day during June. If you see other ideas you like on the Pepsi Refresh Web site, you can cast up to 10 votes a day for 10 different projects.