2017- A Year of Generosity for Cheshire Home!
As 2017 comes to an end, we are reflecting on the generous organizations that have made quite the difference to Cheshire Home. As a non-profit, we heavily rely on grants and donations in order to continue and improve the services we offer our residents, who are admitted between the ages of 18 and 55, and have quadriplegia, paraplegia, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, or related conditions. We would like to take this opportunity to thank:
The Kessler Foundation that granted Cheshire Home with $25,000 to support specialized academic and employment training utilizing assistive technology, and academic and employment-related transportation. With this contribution, our residents will have the opportunity to open and operate a new Ebay business in our Resource Center. The Foundation strives to improve the lives of people with physical and cognitive disabilities caused by stroke, multiple sclerosis, brain and spinal cord injury, and other chronic neurologic and musculoskeletal conditions.
F.M. Kirby Foundation for the donation of $20,000 to support the renovation of our front entrance. The goal of the Foundation is to invest in opportunities that foster self-reliance or otherwise create strong, healthy communities.
Hyde & Watson Foundation which donated $10,000 to support the enhancement of our security camera system. The Foundation supports capital projects such as hard costs related to the construction or purchase of new facilities, building renovations and improvements, purchase of capital equipment and furnishings, and other one-time capital needs.
Peter and Cynthia Kellogg Foundation for $10,000 for general support. The family Foundation’s interests include education, historic preservation, health and the environment.
Novartis Foundation who contributed $8,500 to provide general support for the programs and services of Cheshire Home. The Foundation is a philanthropic organization pioneering innovative healthcare models that can have a transformational impact on the health of the poorest populations.
Catholic Human Services Foundation which donated $7, 982.75 to support the purchase of stackable dryers for the laundry room. The mission of the Foundation is to promote and enhance the quality of life to those in need.
The Union Foundation who that granted Cheshire Home $5,000 for the purchase of two accordion walls for Cheshire Home's dining room. The Foundation provides grants for endowment and capital projects. Preference is given to organizations which show efforts to encourage individuals to help themselves.
TD Charitable Foundation which donated $3,500 to support specialized training and education in Cheshire Home’s Resource Center. The Foundation’s mission is to support, respect and improve the quality of life in the diverse communities where we live and do business.
Fred Fatzler Foundation awarded Cheshire Home $3,000 for the purchase of two medical shower stretchers. The Foundation is an independent organization located in Morristown, NJ who serves disadvantaged individuals.
Madison Rotary that donated $1,200 to Cheshire Home for the purchase of a Laptop with Windows Update for the Community Resource Center. For 93 years Madison Rotary has assisted people in need, currently the club donates approximately $90,000 annually to not-for-profit organizations and local initiatives.
The financial support we have received this year has allowed Cheshire Home to offer residents more services to help them rehabilitate and become more self-sufficient, allowing them to transition to their own homes. As we continue on our work here at Cheshire Home, we thank everyone who has helped in our mission!