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  • Writer's pictureJennifer Rhoad

Smithville CIA becomes a 501c3 public charity

Smithville Community in Action, a well established community coalition, is granted 501c3 status

The Smithville Community in Action volunteer coalition that focuses on keeping youth drug free was recognized by the IRS as a public charity on Wednesday, March 15th. This will open up grant and donation opportunities for the coalition to keep youth in Smithville safe and thriving.

As part of its sustainability plan, the coalition applied for and received exemption from federal income tax under the Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3). Donors will now be eligible to deduct contributions directly to the coalition.

“Operating as our own organization will help make sure the coalition is able to secure the funding we need to keep working in our community, “says Gini Fite, the Coalition Treasurer. “Events like 5th Quarter and scholarships for our Seniors who serve as positive examples to their peers are only possible because of contributions to our coalition.”

The Smithville Community in Action Coalition was recently recognized at the Smithville Area Chamber of Commerce Community Awards ceremony with a Community Service Award. Pictured from left to right: Jennifer Rhoad, Karla Gallegos-Ross, Sarah Ulledahl, Lisa Manz, Kelly Kobylski, Monica Leary and Kari Wunsch. Photo by Molly Beale

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