The Thunder are pleased to announce that it has awarded grants to three locally based non-profit organizations through the 2015 Thunder Charities Community Grant Program.
The following organizations are receiving grants:
|Henry J. Austin Health Center||Asthma Education||$2,000|
|Womanspace, Inc.||Children’s Services||$1,500|
|Eden Autism Services||P.O.S. Systems Training||$1,000|
TOTAL = $4,500
2015 marks the fourth year of the Thunder Charities Community Grant Program and has awarded $36,150 to charities in the region. The Thunder has donated over $5.7 million in goods, services and monetary donations to community organizers in its 22-year history.
“We’re thrilled to continue to support outstanding non-profits in our community through this program,” said Community Relations Manager Vince Marcucci. “Each year we look to support initiatives like the ones that the Henry J. Austin Health Center, Womanspace, Inc. and Eden Autism Services have put together.”
The asthma education program at the Henry J. Austin Health Center conducts educational workshops for coaches and athletics trainers from schools, recreational and travel teams in Mercer County. The workshops will be conducted at various locations throughout the county and will aid the training of at least 100 coaches, parents and student-athletes in asthma awareness, its symptoms and will provide participants with educational resources and references. For more information on the Henry J. Austin Health Center visit: www.henryjaustin.org,
The Children’s Services program at Womanspace, Inc., supports children who have been exposed to the emotional and physical trauma in the home. Additional information about Womanspace, Inc. and their programs can be found at: www.womanspace.org.
Eden Autism Services will use their grant money to purchase point of sale systems to train students with autism the skills required for meaningful employment upon graduation from The Eden School. The systems will enable students to practice skills such as clocking into a job, ringing up a merchandise purchase or taking inventory. Learn more about Eden Autism Services at: www.edenautism.org.
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