But last fall, a process began that rewarded Eleanor Skillen for its relationship with Paws and Think in a way staff and students never saw coming. Paws and Think applied for a grant of $50,000 from a local organization called Giving Sum, which is a group of young professionals in the Indianapolis area who came together out of “a common desire to do more for the community” and pooled their resources. Giving Sum awards one grant per year, and thanks to the hard work of the Paws and Think/Eleanor Skillen partnership, Paws and Think was awarded this grant and outlined their intended use for the money to be a media center renewal at the school.
The Eleanor Skillen School 34 and Paws and Think have been meeting for a few months to plan the project. The hope is to perform the work over Fall Break and have a grand unveiling once students return to school in October. What an outstanding result to grow out of this great partnership!