For Immediate Release
2 December 2015
Contact: James P. Nickols, Colonial Heritage Community Foundation, Inc. 757-561-3093
Colonial Heritage Community Foundation Receives Impact Grant
For the second year in a row, Colonial Heritage Community Foundation (CHCF) was one of 21 organizations to receive an impact grant from National Lutheran Communities and Services (NLCS), Rockville, Md. Colonial Heritage Community Foundation received $17,500 from the total of $221,250 that NLCS awarded.
"We are humbled and honored by NLCS's recognition of the CHCF's efforts to improve the quality of life for the seniors in our community and to provide resources and respite care for their caregivers," stated James P. Nickols, CHCF's president. "Also, we are thankful for the leadership and dedication of Stacy Rossow, the Site Manager for the Senior Champion Program at New Zion Baptist Church and Our Saviour's Lutheran Church," Nickols continued.
NLCS's Community Impact Program was established to enhance NLCS's commitment to the greater community through working collaboratively with other organization, like Colonial Heritage Community Foundation
Colonial Heritage Community Foundation supports and funds efforts to aid seniors to live a quality life in their homes, offers care-giver support groups, and the Senior Champion Program (SCP) at New Zion Baptist Church on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Kathryn Baerwald, NLCS's chief philanthropy officer, praised "the wonderful work that all these organizations are doing to enhance the lives of seniors throughout Maryland, Virginia, District of Columbia, and Delaware."
In addition to the grant from National Lutheran Communities and Services, CHCF received a $5,000 grant from Langley Federal Credit Union. The Virginia Cooperative Extension's Family Focus selected the Senior Champion Program at Our Saviour's for a pilot inter-generational program. This initiative engages children from 3-5 years old, with the seniors once a week.
For more information about CHCF's Senior Champion Program please contact Stacy Rossow, R. N. (417-988-1564), and for other programs and resources, visit the foundation's website (colonialheritagecommunityfoundation.org).
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