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Canton Community Health Fund Distributes Nearly $50,000 in Grants & Scholarships

June 14, 2022

Award Winners Honored for Their Work to Enhance Health & Well-Being of the Canton Community

Canton, CT June 13, 2022 …. Canton Community Health Fund(CCHF), today announced the distribution of nearly $50,000 in grants to nonprofits that benefit the health and well-being of Canton’s residents and scholarships to individuals pursuing careers in a health-related field.

Chairperson Ann Bryan: “During the ongoing COVID pandemic, CCHF’s award recipients used their talents and commitment to the Canton community to positively impact the lives of our neighbors, friends and family. As these individuals and organizations move forward in their missions, careers and lives, we are proud to fund their endeavors as they, and we all, move into the future with purpose, determination and promise.”

The following Canton High School graduating seniors each received $1,500 Dr. Diter’s Memorial Scholarshipsto pursue careers in health-related fields:

Amanda May will attend University of Massachusetts; Brianna Connolly will attend University of Rhode Island; Gabrielle Abramson will attend Drexel University in Pennsylvania.

The following grants, from $1,600 up to $10,000, were awarded to a diverse group of non-profit organizations which will continue to make a significant impact on Canton’s residents throughout the year:

  • Canton Food Bank:Purchase groceries to supplement donated food.
  • Canton Emergency Fuel Bank:Assist in payment of heating/electric expenses.
  • Focus on Canton:Provide temporary assistance for payment of utilities, rent, medical bills.
  • Canton Public Library:Develop a ‘Memory Care’ collection of materials providing resources for both residents and caregivers.
  • Canton Police Department:Purchase 2 handheld thermal cameras to aid in locating lost/missing persons.
  • SpiritHorse Therapeutic Riding Center:Riding lessons for individuals with disabilities.
  • Arc of Farmington Valley:Provide ‘Art Therapy’ sessions to clients in the Day Services program in Canton.       
  • Gifts of Love: Purchase food for food pantry/weekend backpack program, for Canton residents.
  • Canton High School:Sponsor a Substance Free graduation party that promotes safety and belonging.

Bryan: “We congratulate all the grant and scholarship recipients, and thank them for their ongoing efforts to enhance the health, safety and well-being of our community!”

Canton Community Health Fundis a private foundation that accepts gifts and bequests for the benefit of Canton residents. An all-volunteer Board manages investment of the Fund,programming, distribution of grants and the Dr. Diter’s Memorial Scholarship. We invite you to support CCHF’s Mission through gifts of your time or donations. Contributions can be made to CCHFand mailed to P.O. Box 504, Canton, CT 06019. Please visit  www.cantoncommunityhealthfund.orgfor additional information.

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