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    Fri, 06 Jan 2012 11:28:40

    Carrie Underwood Secures $350,000 in Donations for Hometown Over Holidays - She has her C.A.T.S. Foundation

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    Country superstar Carrie Underwood is so generous. The "Before He Cheats" singer made wishes come true this holiday season for the schools in her hometown of Checotah, Oklahoma with donations amounting to $350,000 through her C.A.T.S. Foundation - Checotah Animal, Town, and School Foundation. Each of the four schools - Marshall Elementary, Checotah Intermediate School, Checotah Middle School, and Checotah High School - learned just in time for Christmas that they would receive the necessary funds from C.A.T.S. to fulfill various school needs. The donations will go towards items such as new computer labs for each school, plus playground equipment, physical fitness equipment, as well as new band uniforms, furniture, storage, instruments for their music programs, among other items.

    "Late last year each of the schools created a list of their needs and I am so thrilled that the C.A.T.S. Foundation was able to fund it all," said Underwood. "It gives me great joy knowing we are helping my hometown schools to offer an even better education to the students. They deserve it."

    In addition, this past October, Underwood's C.A.T.S. Foundation partnered with national non-profit organization KaBOOM!, and with the help of over 200 local volunteers built a playground in one day at Marshall Elementary School designed by the school's students.

    Nice work, Carrie!

    Have you engaged in any charitable endeavors as of late?

    —Ella Marchesa
    01.06.12



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