Grantees include 92 nonprofit organizations in 22 states and Washington, D.C.
WOONSOCKET, R.I., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark announced today that $4.2 million in grants have been awarded to organizations supporting children with disabilities and those who are under-insured or uninsured. Ninety-two organizations from around the country have received the grants awarded through its private foundation, the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, and the CVS Caremark All Kids Can program.
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"In today's economic climate it's more important than ever to support organizations that can have a positive impact on children with disabilities and their families," said Eileen Howard Dunn, Vice President of CVS Caremark Charitable Trust. "The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust selected these grant recipients because they align with our mission to promote inclusion, increase access to medical therapies and improve academic performance of children with disabilities."
For the past three years, CVS Caremark Charitable Trust grants have centered on children with disabilities aligning with the company's All Kids Can program. CVS Caremark All Kids Can is a five-year $25 million pledge to support children with disabilities by raising awareness in schools and in local communities about the importance of inclusion, creating greater opportunities for physical activity and play, and providing access to medical rehabilitation and related services.
Children with special needs face a broad array of physical, mental and societal challenges each day. According to recent analysis, it is estimated that All Kids Can has had a positive direct impact on nearly 250,000 children with disabilities.
"All Kids Can not only touches children with disabilities, it positively influences peers, family members and teachers, making the impact even more significant," said Esther Canty-Barnes, clinical professor and director, special education clinic, Rutgers School of Law and member of the CVS Caremark All Kids Can Advisory Council.
Among the organizations to receive grants from CVS Caremark are nonprofits that support children with autism, such as The Autism Clinic of Texas in San Antonio that provides applied behavior analysis, occupational therapy and speech-language therapy services for families; programs that offer early intervention such as Bay Cove Human Services in Boston, Mass; transitional care for children in the NICU at Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island; and nonprofits that offer sports and physical activity programs for children with disability including Junior Blind of America of Los Angeles, for its program that promotes physical activity among children who are blind, visually impaired or multi-disabled.
Grant recipients also include existing CVS Caremark All Kids Can partners Boundless Playgrounds, Easter Seals, and VSA Arts, as well as a newly funded group of organizations that provide healthcare services to uninsured or underinsured individuals.
The complete list of grant recipients by state follows. The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust will be accepting applications for 2009 grants from May 1 to June 15, 2009. For additional information, visit http://www.cvscaremark.com/community/our-impact/charitable-trust/how-apply.
Alabama Mitchells Place, Birmingham Arizona Advocates for the Disabled, Phoenix Civitan Foundation, Phoenix Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center, Phoenix Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation, Scottsdale California Child Development Institute, Woodland Hills Goodwill Industries of Orange County California, Santa Ana House Ear Institute, Los Angeles Junior Blind of America, Los Angeles Latino Center for Prevention & Action in Health & Welfare, Santa Ana Mychal's Learning Place, Hawthorne Special Olympics Southern California, Long Beach Speech and Language Development Center, Buena Park United Cerebral Palsy Association of San Diego County, San Diego Villa Esperanza Services, Pasadena Connecticut American School for the Deaf, West Hartford The Connecticut Institute for the Blind, Hartford Greater Hartford ARC, Hartford Mercy Housing & Shelter Corporation, Hartford Florida Caridad Center, Boynton Beach Community Haven for Adults and Children with Disabilities, Sarasota Space Coast Early Intervention Center, Melbourne Georgia Bobby Dodd Institute, Atlanta Illinois Access Living of Metropolitan Chicago, Chicago Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association, Lake Forest La Rabida Children's Hospital, Chicago Local Initiatives Support Corporation Northeast DuPage Special Recreation Association, Addison Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Chicago Special Gifts Theatre, Northbrook Massachusetts The Arc of Northern Bristol County, Attleboro Bay Cove Human Services, Boston Bridge Over Troubled Waters, Boston Boston Medical Center, Boston Cape Cod Child Development Program, Hyannis Courageous Sailing Center of Boston, Charlestown Genesis Fund, Waltham Hockomock Area YMCA, North Attleboro Kennedy-Donovan Center, Foxboro Outdoor Explorations, Medford Seven Hills Foundation, Worcester Maryland Disabled Sports USA, Rockville Minnesota PACER Center, Minneapolis St. David's Child Development and Family Services, Minnetonka Missouri Children's Center for the Visually Impaired, Kansas City North Carolina Children's Home Society of North Carolina, Greensboro Extraordinary Ventures, Chapel Hill North Dakota Dakota West Arts Council, Bismark New Jersey Seeing Eye, Morristown Services for Children with Hidden Intelligence (SCHI), Lakewood Summit Speech School, New Providence New York Adaptive Design Association, New York Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired - Goodwill Industry, Rochester Canine Companions for Independence - Northeast Regional, Medford Cooke Center for Learning and Development, New York Foundation for Educating Children with Autism, Mt. Kisko Heritage Christian Services, East Rochester ICD - International Center for the Disabled, New York Jowonio School, Syracuse Marquis Studios, Brooklyn Ohio Erie-Huron Community Action Commission, Sandusky United Cerebral palsy Association of Greater Cleveland, Cleveland YMCA Camp Campbell Gard, Overpeck Pennsylvania The Children's Home of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh The Children's Hospital Foundation, Philadelphia Heart of Variety Fund, Philadelphia KenCrest Centers, Plymouth Meeting Tides Center, Pittsburgh Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf, Pittsburgh Rhode Island The Bradford L. Dunn Institute, Providence Families First, Providence Highlander Charter School, Providence The Providence Center, Providence Rhode Island School of Design, Providence Rhode Island Local Initiatives Support Corporation, Providence Special Olympics Rhode Island, Warwick Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, Providence South Carolina Disability Action Center, Columbia Tennessee Mountain States Health Alliance, Johnson City Shangri La Therapeutic Academy of Riding, Lenoir City Vanderbilt University, Nashville Texas The Autism Clinic of Texas, San Antonio Camp for All Foundation, Houston Rehabilitation, Education, and Advocacy for Citizens with Handicaps, Dallas United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Houston, Bellaire Women Involved in Nurturing, Giving, Sharing, San Antonio YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas, Dallas Virginia Child Development Resources, Williamsburg Miracle League of Richmond Virginia, Mechanicsville Washington, D.C. Rebuilding Together of Washington, D.C., Washington, D.C. Saint Coletta of Greater Washington, Washington, D.C.
About the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust
The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, Inc. is a private foundation created by CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS). CVS Caremark is the largest provider of prescriptions and related health care services in the nation. The Trust's mission is to provide funding for health care, education and community involvement initiatives in CVS Caremark communities. General information about CVS Caremark is available through the Investor Relations portion of the Company's Web site at http://investor.cvs.com, or through the Web site's press room at www.cvs.com/pressroom.
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