Two local nonprofits receive funds from supermarket trust

Samantha Forester | May 22, 2019

Two local nonprofits receive funds from supermarket trust
The White Bear Lake Area Educational Foundation (WBLAEF) and Lakeshore Players Theatre both received grants from the Russell T. Lund Charitable Trust. A $2,000 check was presented to each organization at the new White Bear Lake Lunds & Byerlys store May 14. The donations were directed toward general operating costs and will help sustain the nonprofits’ missions. WBLAEF serves the White Bear Lake Area School District and celebrates over 25 years of providing teacher classroom grants, professional development and student scholarships. Via its Angel Fund, WBLAEF supports food and shelter security for students and families in need. Lakeshore Players Theatre, a source of pride in the community, has been enriching lives for over 64 years, providing entertainment, arts education and creating lifelong appreciation of the arts for the community, the state and the region.

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