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Good Idea: Local Virginia Business Helps Groups Get Discounts on Signs

Good Idea: Local Virginia Business Helps Groups Get Discounts on Signs

Your signs could get an upgrade

Evansville Courier & Press | By CAROL WERSICH STAFF WRITER

December 11, 2009

Ameristamp Offers Help Groups Can Get Discounts on Signs

As nonprofit and charitable organizations struggle today with reduced budgets, a local business, AmeriStamp SIGN-A-RAMA, 1300 N. Royal Ave., is offering assistance to qualifying groups.

The assistance will be provided through the business’ “Signs of Support” grant program, which invites any nonprofit organization to apply online for assistance in 2010 in purchasing sign products at partial discounts or at no cost.

“We are happy to have this small part in helping those who work hard to make Evansville a better place to live and work,” said Debbie Valiant, AmeriStamp SIGN-A-RAMA vice president.

As nonprofit and charitable organizations struggle today with reduced budgets, a local business, AmeriStamp SIGN-A-RAMA, 1300 N. Royal Ave., is offering assistance to qualifying groups.

The assistance will be provided through the business’ “Signs of Support” grant program, which invites any nonprofit organization to apply online for assistance in 2010 in purchasing sign products at partial discounts or at no cost.

“We are happy to have this small part in helping those who work hard to make Evansville a better place to live and work,” said Debbie Valiant, AmeriStamp SIGN-A-RAMA vice president.

“We hope to give nonprofit and charitable organizations a chance to replace, or create, effective, affordable signage for their mission.”

The program is limited to organizations in Vanderburgh County, except for public schools in Warrick County, which are eligible, said Valiant.

The deadline for applications is Nov. 30. Recipients will be chosen in December and announced in January.

How much an organization benefits the community will be among the determining factors in the selection process, Valiant said.

The grants will provide for cost reductions ranging from 25 percent or 50 percent off to 75 percent or 100 percent off.

Valiant said so far about 15 organizations have applied.

The Web site www.SignsOverAmerica.com offers tips for applying.

Valiant said organizations that are eligible are:

– Local nonprofit groups, both secular and faith-based

– Local affiliates of registered charities

– Nongovernment civic organizations

– Vanderburgh and Warrick public schools

The grants will be valid for only 2010 and will not be transferable to another year.

For more information, call (812) 477-7763.

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