The Jewett City Savings Bank Foundation has awarded $12,450 in grants to local healthcare and social services organizations. The grants were announced by Michael Alberts, President of the Jewett City Savings Bank Foundation.
“Our local healthcare and social services providers work hard to uphold their missions of looking out for
the well-being of our communities,” said Alberts. “The Foundation is committed to supporting these
essential organizations as they assist our neighbors.”
The Foundation awarded $1,000 grants to Day Kimball Hospital for their annual appeal and Griswold
PRIDE for the purchase of locking storage containers for cannabis products to prevent accidental
ingestion and overdose.
Special project grants were distributed to three local social services organizations. Northeast Placement
Services received a $3,700 grant to help enhance the wheelchair accessibility of their sensory garden, a
$2,000 grant was awarded to Thames Valley Council for Community Action to help fund their Senior
Nutrition Program, and $1,000 was granted to the Town of Plainfield to support the Veteran’s Coffeehouse.
Grants totaling $3,750 in recognition of Jewett City Savings Bank’s former President and CEO, Kevin
Merchant were also awarded to the Shriners Hospital for Children, St. Jude Children’s Research
Hospital, Connecticut Humane Society, Griswold PRIDE and the Living Faith United Methodist
Church in Putnam.