The Leon Levine Foundation awards $175,000 in grants to the Samaritan Colony

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ROCKINGHAM – The Leon Levine Foundation awarded Samaritan Colony two separate grants totaling $175,000.

The first charitable gift of $150,000 is to help build a women’s alcohol and drug treatment facility as part of Samaritan Colony’s Changing Lives Capital campaign.

The second grant of $25,000 will support the work of Samaritan Colony Inpatient Men’s Treatment, an evidence-based program celebrating 47 years of service.

Commenting on the gifts to the Samaritan Colony, Leon Levine Foundation President Tom Lawrence said: “The Leon Levine Foundation is proud of the Samaritan Colony’s continued and effective work in the inpatient treatment of men in substance abuse recovery and resources support for their families. These services are essential to finding the path to self-employment. We are also excited to be a part of bringing these services to the women of the area through the Samaritan Colony Women’s Recovery Center Capital Campaign.”

Samaritan Colony Executive Director Harold Pearson said, “This is a great day for the Samaritan Colony. On behalf of the Board of Directors, employees and the communities we serve, I would like to express our deepest appreciation and gratitude to the Leon Levine Foundation for their generous support.”

Since 1975, the Samaritan Colony has provided inpatient drug and alcohol treatment and aftercare counseling services for over 5,000 men and their families. Samaritan Colony’s programs include family counseling and offer an integrated approach to individuals and their families wherever they are in their recovery journey.

About the Leon Levine Foundation: Founded in 1980 by Leon Levine (Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Family Dollar Stores, Inc.), the Leon Levine Foundation supports programs and organizations that improve the human condition through investments in education, healthcare, human services and Judaism improve values. Based in Charlotte, NC, the foundation invests in nonprofit organizations in North Carolina and South Carolina with strong leadership, a track record and a plan for financial sustainability. Through its investments, the Foundation intends to create pathways to self-sufficiency, foster strategies for lasting change, and facilitate growth opportunities.

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