Kudos! – April 26, 2013

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CPCD wins grant for in-home health program

Community Partnership for Child Development was recently awarded a $24,500 grant from the Kaiser Permanente Community Health Fund. This grant will support the In-Home Health Education Program that offers nutrition and health education to families in their homes.

“CPCD offers parents a number of nutrition and health classes, but many parents are not able to attend due to their family and work commitments,” said CPCD’s CEO/president Noreen Landis-Tyson. “Support from the Kaiser Permanente Community Health Fund will allow us to bring health education into families’ homes to ensure that we meet the needs of all of the children we serve while educating and supporting their parents.”

PPCC awarded nearly $1 million to help women

The Pikes Peak Community College Foundation received an $868,047 endowment from E. Louise Huebsch, a local elementary school teacher. Three E. Louise Huebsch Scholarships for Single Women will be awarded for the fall 2013 semester, providing $6,000 for tuition, books and fees and $2,000 for childcare at the PPCC Child Development Center.

Heubsch, both a Colorado College graduate and Broadmoor Elementary School teacher, was known for helping others accomplish their dreams. Determined to leave a legacy of hope and a pathway of opportunity for single women, she requested monies from her endowment go to deserving single women in need of financial assistance enrolled at PPCC.

“After being stricken with polio at a young age, Heubsch’s parents were told she would never walk, but her determination and courage proved otherwise,” said Phil Tinsley, interim director, PPCC Foundation. “Her early experiences created an individual who looked out for others and rallied around the underserved.”

Aging Association receives grant

The Colorado Association of Area Agencies on Aging received a grant of $1,016,400 from the Colorado Health Foundation. Pikes Peak Area Council of Government will serve as the grant administrator. The grant was awarded to support the state’s Adult Resources for Care and Help program, which provides streamlined, one-stop access to long-term care for seniors and adults living with disabilities. Eleven ARCH sites, including those in El Paso and Teller counties, will benefit from the funding. ARCH services are available for 94.6 percent of seniors and adults with disabilities statewide.

$10,000 grant to help pets

Harley’s Hope Foundation, a nonprofit focused on providing programs and services to assist at-risk pets and service animals living with seniors and the disabled, has received a $10,000 grant from the Banfield Charitable Trust. The funding is limited to major or emergency veterinary care and all recipients must provide proof of financial need and must be approved through the nonprofit’s program guidelines, which require showing a history of responsible pet ownership.

“This is the second year the Banfield Charitable Trust has supported our mission with a generous grant,” said Harley’s Hope Foundation’s executive director, Cynthia Bullock. “We are so grateful for the work they do to help keep the human-animal bond intact, which also happens to align with our own mission. We have been very fortunate to receive a great deal of funding from foundations and corporations here in Colorado and across the country during the two and half years we’ve been in operation, and could not have accomplished as much as we have without this type of support.”