Two donations given to the Rockford Police Department

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- The Rockford Police Department's ability to connect with the young people in the city just got a bit easier, thanks to two $5,000 donations.

The money comes from the Grainger Foundation, which is a private organization based in Lake Forest, Illinois.

One of the grants will help support the police department's mobile learning labs program which features youth-geared interactive activities. Another $5,000 will support the Five-O basketball travel team led by Rockford Police Detective Joe Danforth.