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SCARC RECEIVES UPS FOUNDATION GRANT AWARD
Andy Sharick, Chairman of the SCARC Board of Trustees, is proud to announce that SCARC has received a $15,000 grant from the UPS Foundation in support of SCARC’s Summer Experience Program for teens and young adults. This is the ninth year in a row that the UPS Foundation has supported SCARC services.
The UPS Foundation grant will support the eight week, four two-week sessions of recreation and summer activities for teenagers and young adults with developmental disabilities and autism. The program is funded with a number of Foundation grants to support its operation. The program will serve 45 teens and young adults in the 2018 program.
The UPS Foundation identifies specific areas where its support clearly impacts social issues. SCARC’s grant was awarded based on the UPS priority for diversity of services. In 2017 the UPS Foundation had invested more than $118 million dollars in charitable giving around the world. “The Foundation is honored to support SCARC’s efforts to provide this Summer Experience Program”, says Eduardo Martinez, President of the UPS Foundation. “SCARC’s powerful program is the kind of program that makes a lasting difference to the participants and their families in Sussex County” says Mr. Martinez.
In order to receive the UPS Foundation grant, SCARC held a UPS Volunteer Day in April whereby 30 volunteers and family members volunteered at six program locations in Sussex County to spruce up the property surrounding homes and program facilities. The volunteers clocked in 178 hours of volunteerism in a single day. “We are always pleased that we see returning UPS employees volunteer at SCARC each year” says Richard C. Lecher, SCARC President and Chief Executive Officer. UPS volunteers also help at our annual Gordon Shelton Memorial Walkathon which is scheduled for May 20th at the Sussex County Fairgrounds.
For more information about SCARC’s Summer Experience Program and about the UPS Foundation involvement in SCARC, contact Dr. Richard C. Lecher, President and CEO at SCARC’s Augusta Administrative Center ([email protected]; 973-383-7442).