Take a look at the approved projects:

Addi’s Awareness: Students from New Palestine High School are organizing a 5K run/walk to spread awareness about epilepsy. The group received $950 in support of the project.

Bags for Babies: Students from New Palestine High School will pack 30 bags stuffed with basic necessities for newborns and mothers, including diapers, wipes, baby cereal and clothing. The group received $1,050.

Bat Houses on the Pennsy Trail: An Eagle Scout candidate is leading efforts to place 12 bat houses along the Pennsy Trail in Greenfield. The houses will encourage bats to roost in the area, which will help reduce local mosquito populations. The group received $1,500.

Bedtime Bags for Hope House: A group of students from New Palestine High School will distribute drawstring bags stuffed with stuffed animals, blankets and books to children at the Hancock Hope House. The group received $900.

Destination of Color 2016: Teens volunteers will work with members of Destiny, a color guard for local students with special needs, to improve their physical mobility and boost confidence. The project received $1,050.

Little Libraries: Students from New Palestine High School will build little libraries in various locations across the county. The libraries will encourage residents to take a book and leave a book behind in the box. The project received $800.

Memorial Flag Display: An eagle scout candidate will lead a group of volunteers in an effort to create a memorial flag display at Eden United Methodist Church. The group received $1,100.

Project Life Skills: Students from New Palestine High School will provide materials for a coffee cart that students with special needs will operate throughout the school day. The project is designed to teach the students money and time management to prepare them for a professional career. The group received $900.

Santa’s Little Helpers: Volunteers will assemble roughly 300 Christmas stockings stuffed with toys, coloring books, crayons and toothbrushes to children through the Hancock County Food Pantry. The group received $1,000.

Sensory Room Sensation: Students from New Palestine High School will work with students with special needs to develop a sensory room, which helps calm students and allows them to be more productive in class. The group received $760.

Teens Read the Way VII: Teen volunteers will partner with young readers to build literacy skills and mentor students throughout a six week program. The group received $470.

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Daniel Morgan is a reporter at the Greenfield Daily Reporter. He can be reached at (317) 477-3228 or dmorgan@greenfieldreporter.com.