This holiday season brought a big gift to the Best of the Batch Foundation with a $50,000 donation from the Steelers Social Justice Grant program.

The program is an effort to engage with various factions, including law enforcement, charitable organizations, military and more to strengthen the community at large. The grant will help the Batch Foundation in their efforts to improve the quality of life for children in the Mon Valley area and allow them to serve more kids than ever before. The Batch Foundation provides services on a daily basis, from providing meals, to a reading club, homework club, ‘Girl Talk’ and ‘STEAM’ programs. In addition, the donation will aid with the expansion of the Best of the Batch facility that is under construction.

“The Steelers are such a community-oriented organization,” said Latasha Wilson-Batch, executive director of the Best of the Batch Foundation. “They always remind people never forget where you came from. Always take care of home. For them to remember the Mon Valley, when it gets forgotten a lot, I think it’s important. The fact that they have chosen us to continue to make a difference is remarkable and humbling.”

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