We love good news, especially when it concerns a cause Current in Westfield supports. In this case, we’re talking about the Westfield Youth Assistance Program, something of a trailblazer in that category in Hamilton County. Santa Claus, this time in the form of HomeGoods, brought an early Christmas present to the program by way of a $5,000 award. The Youth Assistance Program will use the donation to continue its success in helping youth get the support and resources it needs to become successful citizens of this county. The money will go toward the not-for-profit organization’s mentoring program, which encourages community members to become involved in the betterment of the lives of youth of Westfield. According to the city, Mayor Andy Cook, who has led the cause locally, is appreciative. “The Youth Assistance Program has made a difference in so many children’s lives, and companies like HomeGoods are the reason why we can continue to help kids in need,” Cook stated. “We are so grateful that such a large company believes in what the Youth Assistance Program is accomplishing here in Hamilton County.” HomeGoods, it bears noting, recently opened a Noblesville location and wanted to pay forward into the greater county community. With this gift, the seller of unique home fashions certainly has achieved that. The Youth Assistance Program since has expanded to Noblesville and will expand further into Fishers next year. That’s wonderful music to our ears.
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Just a quick reminder: Only 15 days left to bestow upon us a wonderfully memorable Christmas present. Really, it’s this simple: Do your part to help ensure a third political party surfaces and is prepped to gain enough momentum to make a difference in the 2016 elections. We’ll even write you a thank-you note!