Each year since its founding in 1999, the Millennium Fund for Children has supported dozens of nonprofit agencies and related programs that focus on kids in the Akron area ó like the Pajama Program featured today that distributes PJs and books to children ó with grant money.

The initial funding concept: a request for area residents to donate an hourís pay to create a permanent endowment.

Cumulative grant-making this year surpassed the $500,000 mark.

To help the Millennium Fund continue to support programs that help children, go to www.akroncf.org/.