The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence
The JRC Foundation, Inc. announced today that it received a $15,000 Community Impact Grant from New York Life in support of the Bridges program, which provides services and supports to children and youth with disabilities from age 3, through the various stages of youth, and into early adulthood. The program offers vital afterschool and weekend activities which help build social skills, grow independence, gain needed life skills, assist with schoolwork, and provide recreation. Bridges is a Program of The Arc Jefferson – St. Lawrence and offers three program sites throughout St. Lawrence County.
“Many lives will be positively impacted by New York Life’s investment in the Bridges Program and we are extremely grateful for their support,” said Michelle Carpenter, Executive Director of the Foundation. “With support from New York Life, we will be able to provide essential program supplies, community outings and recreational activities offered through Bridges. The grant will also help us add sensory items to our spaces and provide a more comfortable and engaging environment for our participants.”
“I’m proud to work for a company that encourages its agents and employees to devote their time, energy and talents to support the needs and priorities of their local community,” said Raymond Sindone, an agent with New York Life’s Finger Lakes General Office and The JRC Foundation, Inc.’s “champion” who applied for this grant. “We are pleased that our partnership will have a long-lasting impact on the Bridges program and the children, youth and young adults that it serves."
The Community Impact Grant program awards grants of up to $25,000 to local nonprofit organizations, which are championed by New York Life agents and employees. Since the program’s inception in 2008, nearly 760 grants totaling more than $10 million have been awarded to nonprofits across the country.
The JRC Foundation, Inc. was established in November of 2012 to receive and administer funds through fundraising and other initiatives to support The Arc Jefferson – St. Lawrence (formerly the Jefferson Rehabilitation Center and St. Lawrence NYSARC) in continuing to provide essential services for the children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in our community. For more information, visit www.thearcjslc.org/jrc-foundation.
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Pictured left to right: New York Life Agent Ray Sindone of the company’s Finger Lakes General Office presents a 15,000 Community Impact Grant to JRC Foundation Executive Director Michelle Carpenter in support of the Bridges Program. For more information on the Bridges Program, visit www.thearcjslc.org.
About The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence:
The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence seeks to be the premier provider of services for people with diverse needs through the continuum of life.