The Jewett City Savings Bank Foundation awarded $14,373 to 11 local healthcare and social services organizations during their 2023 grant cycle.
“The Foundation is committed to supporting the local healthcare and social services organizations within our community,” said Michael Alberts, President of the Jewett City Savings Bank Foundation. “Every day they work to provide our neighbors with the essential services they need for their health and well-being. We are proud to help these organizations uphold their missions of supporting the community.”
Two $1,000 grants were awarded to local healthcare organizations. Day Kimball Hospital received a grant towards their annual appeal, and the Alzheimer’s Association received a grant in recognition of Jewett City Savings Bank’s former Director, Phillip Tetreault.
Grants totaling $12,373 were awarded to local social services organizations. The Foundation awarded a $2,000 grant to Northeast Placement Services in Woodstock to help renovate a newly acquired space to expand and build a better learning environment for individuals with physical and intellectual challenges. Thames Valley Council for Community Action (TVCCA) in Jewett City also received a $2,000 grant to fund their Senior Nutrition Program. Griswold Senior Center received a $1,500 grant to help re-establish a physical fitness program, which had been suspended during the pandemic, for senior residents.
Five recipients were awarded $1,000 grants: Griswold PRIDE for the purchase and distribution of locking storage containers for marijuana and cannabis products; the Brooklyn Public Schools/Town of Brooklyn to help purchase a commercial refrigerator and freezer for perishable items at the newly established food pantry; Veteran’s Coffeehouse of Plainfield to help purchase coffee, food, and to provide catered breakfasts; Veterans Coffee House of Eastern Connecticut to provide veterans with coffee and donuts at weekly meetings; The Quiet Corner Veterans Support Coalition to help place wreaths on veterans’ graves on National Wreaths Across America Day.
In addition, the Quinebaug Valley Senior Citizens Center, Inc. received a $1,873 donation in recognition of Jewett City Savings Bank’s 150th anniversary.