Easterseals Receives Grant from New Castle County

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New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer joined the leadership of Easterseals Delaware & Maryland’s Eastern Shore recently to announce a $100,000 investment in Delaware’s largest non-profit for inclusion and access for people with disabilities.

The funds being awarded to Easterseals will be used to make necessary repairs and upgrades to existing bathrooms throughout the New Castle building to help minimize the spread of germs that could lead to COVID and other illnesses. Last year, Easterseals served more than 2,900 individuals in New Castle, either in the building or in the community. Included in the improvements is the installation of touchless technology in the bathrooms.

“This grant helps us make needed improvements to ensure that our on-site services at our New Castle site provide an even safer environment for the adults in the day programs as well as our staff,” Easterseals President/CEO, Ken Sklenar, said. “The presentation of this grant is just one more example of our partnership with New Castle County. We are grateful for this partnership which includes the New Castle County based Hope Center, where our prevocational workers are learning important job skills to help them find employment in the community.”

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