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Easterseals NH Receives $40,000 Grant from Granite United Way to Support Early Education at Manchester Child Development Centers

June 19, 2017

Media Contact:
Pam Dube
pdube@eastersealsnh.org
603.621.3551
www.easterseals.com/nh

Manchester, NH – Easterseals NH is proud to announce that Granite United Way’s local volunteer-led Community Impact Committee has awarded two Manchester Easterseals Child Development Centers with a grant for $40,000.

This grant will ensure children of all abilities have access to affordable and quality child care in our community. In total, the Madeline A. Galeucia Child Development Center on the eastside of Manchester and the Easterseals Child Development and Family Resource Center on the westside of Manchester serve more than 400 children annually.

“Granite United Way is proud to partner with Easterseals in our shared goal of improving lives throughout our community,” said Patrick Tufts, President and CEO of Granite United Way. “Our teams of local volunteers dedicated hundreds of hours to the review process and we are con dent that their decision to invest in the Child Development Center will bring measurable results we can all be proud of.”

Granite United Way’s community investments are determined by a dedicated team of local volunteers who review each application. The organization focuses its investments in the impact areas of Education, Income and Health with the overall mission to improve the quality of people’s lives by bringing together the caring power of communities.

“Easterseals is thankful for this generous gift from the Granite United Way and grateful for the opportunity to invest more into our Child Development Centers,” said Larry Gammon, Easterseals NH President & CEO. “We are honored to provide deserving children and families with the quality and affordable child care they deserve.”

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About Easterseals NH
For 80 years, Easterseals NH has provided exceptional services to ensure we change the way the world defines and views disability by making profound, positive differences in people’s lives every day. Easterseals services include autism services, inclusive child care and early intervention, special education, medical rehabilitation, camping and recreation, vocational services, senior services, substance abuse services, adult day programs, community based services, individual service options, transportation services, residential service options, dental services and veteran services. As a leader in social services for individuals with disabilities and special needs, Easterseals NH employs more than 1,400 individuals who serve more than 26,900 children, adults and seniors in over 90 programs throughout the state. To learn more about Easterseals NH, visit www.easterseals.com/nh

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