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Waterloo Community Foundation awards five non-profits

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

The Waterloo Community Foundation is celebrating its first awards to five area non-profits.  The programs were all honored Thursday at the Philanthropy Center inside the US Bank Building on Cedar St.

The non-profits include the following:

The Northeast Iowa Food Bank, which focuses on buying food products from local producers for the Cedar Valley Food Pantry, which serves people in need.

Koats4Kids helps low-income families provide winter coats to elementary students.

Northstar helps adults with disabilities.  They will have a performance of "Pinocchio" at the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center on June 7.

Black Hawk Children's Theatre exposes elementary students to live performances for only $1 per child.

Quota International of Waterloo promotes reading with the help of Waterloo Police officers.

The foundation received 53 requests, representing $279,000.

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