Marlborough Brigham Family Trust awards more than $25,000 in grants
The following organizations have been awarded grants, which will be presented during their respective upcoming meetings. The trustees congratulate these organizations for their community-oriented efforts and programs:
Marlborough Public Schools – $3,900 toward an anti-bullying presentation that correlates with the district's “MC3: Marlborough: Creating a Caring Community” bullying prevention curriculum.
The Marlborough Historical Society – $3,900 toward its storage/structural program. The society will use the grant to help build a storage shed on the society's Homestead site to store and protect historical items.
Maria Mihopoulos, Jaworek Elementary School – $1,300 toward the purchase of three iPads and instructional applications. The grant will help expand the resources so more English language learners have access to this learning tool.
Employment Options – $3,900 toward its Cleaning Options program. Employment Options serves adults with mental illness, empowering them and their families to recover and thrive in the community. Cleaning Options trains and employs disadvantaged, unemployed citizens by helping them overcome obstacles to employment.
Friends of the Marlborough Seniors – $3,250 toward a pilot transportation program. The program will help transport some of the more than 350 Marlborough Council on Aging/Senior Center members to Senior Center activities, the grocery store, the pharmacy, personal appointments, and more. The program will operate in cooperation with the MetroWest Regional Transit Authority and Employment Options.
The Friends of the Marlborough Public Library – $1,300 toward its 2013-2014 program season. The Friends offers a wide variety of programs and events designed to enrich and educate the Marlborough community and support the performing arts. The grant will help ensure the Friends will be able to continue to present free admission programs for the season.
Marlborough Downtown Village Association – $3,250 toward an outdoor community mural. The mural will depict various elements of Marlborough's heritage and will include works from both experienced mural artists and members of the community. The project is designed to create a feeling of ownership in the Downtown Cultural District and provide an avenue for future artists.
Ghost Light Players – $1,950 toward a summer youth theater program. The goal is eventually to create an ongoing, self-sustaining summer program.
Linda Ostaski, Jaworek Elementary – $400 toward a document camera. Art teacher Linda Ostaski will integrate the document camera with her classroom projector to project three-dimensional art lessons and demonstrations.
The Cottage Children's Center – $2,116 toward tables, chairs, and storage. The center, located on the Marlborough Hospital campus, serves 105 children. The center's large room not only serves as a space for the center's activities, it also serves as a community room for other organizations.
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