Austin-Bailey approves grants

Austin-Bailey approves grants

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The trustees of the Austin-Bailey Health and Wellness Foundation have approved grants totaling $200,500 to 15 nonprofit organizations and nine colleges. The foundation supports programs that promote the physical and mental well-being of the people residing in the counties of Holmes, Stark, Tuscarawas and Wayne.

The foundation provides $43,000 in scholarships to students engaged in health-related studies at Aultman College, Kent State University at Stark, Kent State University at Tuscarawas, Malone University, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Stark State College, University of Akron Wayne College, University of Mount Union and Walsh University.

Those receiving grants include the following:

—A Whole Community, Wooster, $7,000, food pantry distribution.

—Akron Children’s Hospital, Canton and Massillon, $9,500, rehabilitative equipment for the Canton and Massillon facilities.

—American Red Cross, Canton, $5,000, platelets for cancer patients.

—Coleman Professional Services, Canton, $20,000, counseling for at-risk youth.

—Christian Children’s Home, Wooster, $5,400, flooring for one of its cottages.

—CommQuest Services, Canton, $7,000, furniture update.

—Faith in Action, Massillon, $10,400, services for seniors.

—Friends of the Homeless, New Philadelphia, $10,000, screening services.

—Hammer & Nails, Canton, $9,500, assist in the purchase of a van.

—Lake Township Fish, Hartville, $7,600, refrigerated produce display.

—Legacy of Honor, Louisville, $10,000, first responder training.

—Malone University, Canton, $26,100, communication simulator manikin.

—Refuge of Hope Ministries, Canton, $5,000, purchase insulin for the new medical clinic.

—Ronald McDonald House, Akron, $15,000, room sponsorship.

—Tuscarawas Clinic for the Working Uninsured, Dover, $10,000, operating support.

The foundation has two grant cycles each year and welcomes grant requests that are health and wellness related. It is suggested nonprofit organizations call the foundation office first to discuss their project or program. The deadline for submitting grants for the next cycle is Nov. 29.

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