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Shirley Daley Community Fund gives back to the community


For nearly 20 years, the Shirley Daley Fund has been raised to help local organizations by providing a grant to help them continue to do what they do for the Lima community.  It's named after Shirley Daley, who was a two term city councilwoman and community leader - and now her children are continuing to walk in their mother's footsteps and give back to those that work to make Lima great.

"Shirley Daley, she was our mother, the work she did for the community we feel is very significant and important, and the fund is certainly a way for us to pay it forward and to support the community and the things that were important to Shirley Daley," said Jacque Daley-Perrin, Shirley Daley's Daughter.

The two organizations that were given $1,500 grants each were LACNIP, which promotes community involvement through several neighborhood associations, and Soldiers of Honor, which teaches children through adults lessons of life and hard work through boxing.  Both organizations say that the money they've received will go a long way.

"We’re very appreciative of the money; it comes in and will help us to implement some new programs or continue our programs that we already have to improve our neighborhoods," said Jessie Roark, LACNIP President.

"Back in the summertime as we were preparing for the winter, we really didn’t know how we were going to actually get the money, so it’s just a great blessing to hear from the Daley Foundation and that they were willing to give us some money to help out with the winter costs and what we’re doing down here, so it’s a great blessing, and I’m excited about it," said Aaron McLaurine, Owner & Coach for Soldiers of Honor.