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Josephine Community Libraries Wins My Community Cares Grant from Home Federal Foundation

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Grants Pass, Ore. — Today, Josephine Community Libraries will receive a $5,000 grant from the Home Federal Foundation as a regional winner of the Foundation’s My Community Cares social giving campaign.

“We are pleased to support the great work of Josephine Community Libraries with this grant,” said David Eldred, senior vice president and director of marketing for Home Federal Bank. “This contest was a fun way for us to involve the community in the Foundation’s charitable giving.”

“This grant will help us keep the libraries open and operating,” said Kate Lasky, executive director of Josephine Community Libraries. “Everyone in our community who voted for us deserves the credit for making this happen—we are so grateful.”

Josephine Community Libraries received the most votes in the Western Oregon region, earning them a $5,000 grant. During the month-long online contest, community members were invited to vote for their favorite nonprofits on the Home Federal Bank Facebook page to select the winners of $25,000 in grants. The nonprofit with the most overall votes, Music Theatre of Idaho, received a $10,000 grand prize grant; nonprofits with the most votes in each region received $5,000 grants. Learn more about the My Community Cares contest and see the complete results at 

About Home Federal Bank
Home Federal Bancorp, Inc. is headquartered in Nampa, Idaho, and is the parent company of Home Federal Bank, a community bank originally organized in 1920. The Company currently serves southwestern Idaho and Central and Western Oregon through 24 full-service branches and three commercial loan production offices. The Company's common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol "HOME" and is included in the Russell 2000 Index. For more information, visit the Company's web site at 

About Josephine Community Libraries
The libraries in Josephine County closed on May 17, 2007. Four months later, committed community members formed Josephine Community Libraries, Inc. (JCLI), a nongovernmental, nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring long-term library services for every county resident. By December 2009, JCLI had reopened all four shuttered locations. They continue to operate thanks to generous donations and the heroic contributions of more than 200 volunteers.