KC Center for Needy Families Will Double in Size

Posted: Jan 4, 2013 7:12 AM by Associated Press

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KANSAS CITY (AP) - A Kansas City center for needy families will be nearly twice as large after a major renovation is completed this summer.

U.S. Bank announced Thursday that it has committed $1.5 million in new markets tax credit financing to help expand the Seton Center, which offers a pantry, thrift store, dental clinic and educational opportunities. The center also has applied to operate a charter school this fall.

Seton Center officials told The Kansas City Star that the U.S. bank tax credit and other contributions will bring in close to the expected cost of about $4.7 million.

Executive Director Sister Loretto Marie Colwell says the current facility is bursting at the seams and struggling to accommodate a growing demand for its services.

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