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Sherwin-Williams Foundation awards grant to Guidestone

January 29, 2013
by Shannon Brys, Associate Editor
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After a national competition, The Sherwin-Williams Company has awarded its annual signature grant to Guidestone (transforming from Berea Children's Home and Family Services). The $50,000 grant will enable Guidestone to expand their PREP program.

PREP is an integrated treatment approach that helps teenagers battling substance abuse and mental health challenges "Step Towards Sobriety."

"The Sherwin-Williams Foundation grant will help us expand and serve over 3,500 annually by providing comprehensive treatment in 30 community based programs," said Richard Frank, President and CEO of Guidestone. "The expansion of mental health and substance abuse treatment will further Guidestone's ability to help the children we serve be healthy, thoughtful, and contributing adults."

"The Sherwin-Williams Foundation is very pleased to support the inspirational work of Guidestone," said Chris Connor, Chairman and CEO of The Sherwin-Williams Company. "Their mission of reaching out to children shows how a Public-Private partnership can offer a helping hand to teenagers in need. Over our 147 year history, Sherwin-Williams has always reached out to the communities where we do business. The driving force of the Sherwin-Williams Foundation is our commitment to enhancing education and children's health and safety."