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G.L. Huyett Charities

G.L. Huyett Charities (“GLC”) supports Tim and Carol O’Keeffe’s Ownership Plan of building Community. In addition to the Scholarship Program, GLC executes Project Drive in November of each year, a grant program directed at regional non-profit and volunteer community development projects. GLC provides the turkeys for the Annual Salvation Army Dinner in Salina each Thanksgiving Day, and also supports Love, Inc., an Ottawa County disadvantaged persons’ support program; the Ottawa County Fair; and the Ottawa County Community Foundation.

G.L. Huyett Charities

Project Drive
Project Drive was founded in 2007 by G.L. Huyett, a Manufacturer and Master Distributor of specialty non-threaded fasteners and grease fittings, as part of a comprehensive community improvement initiative intended to serve the needs of nonprofit organizations within a 50-mile radius of Minneapolis, Kansas. Grants are awarded in increments up to $35,000 for any one project to a nonprofit individual, institution, or organization seeking to improve a North Central Kansas community. more >>

Memorial Scholarships
The G.L. Huyett Memorial Scholarships are a program funded and managed by G.L. Huyett Charities, an extension of G.L. Huyett in Minneapolis, Kansas. G.L. Huyett is a manufacturer and master distributor of non-threaded fasteners with North American marketing presence and worldwide distribution. The firm is owned by Tim and Carol O’Keeffe. Each scholarship is awarded in the amount of $1,000 to eligible persons. more >>

Community Garden
At G.L. Huyett, we believe that life is about helping others and serving humanity while becoming successful. This gives life purpose and value and also lends itself to a sense of satisfaction, self-worth, and personal happiness. With establishment of a culture guided by these principals and being active in the community, we are rewarded by the experience of distributing the garden’s harvest around the community, particularly to those in need. Our ambition is that in doing so we are doing our part to help create a better world for us all. more >>