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AEP employee volunteers make a difference; mini-grants available to support community projects

by on September 7, 2011

America celebrates the spirit of volunteerism on Make a Difference Day, Saturday, Oct. 22. The 21st annual “national day of doing good” is sponsored by USA WEEKEND Magazine in partnership with the HandsOn Network.

AEP again is making a difference through a mini-grant program that encourages employees around the System to become involved in community projects in their locales, and as a premier sponsor of Make a Difference Day Ohio.

AEP’s Make a Difference Day grants range up to $300 to help fund local projects that involve at least five AEP active or retired employees in partnership with a school or nonprofit organization.

Projects can be as simple as helping a family in need or may be a coordinated effort serving an entire community. To learn more about national Make a Difference Day, including getting started, entering your project online, an idea generator, examples of past projects, and past award winners, visit the Make a Difference Day information in the Links section of this website.

Application deadline for mini-grants is Sept. 29, 2011. Grant recipients will be notified by Oct. 7.

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