Therapeutic Riding Programs - $18,000
The Foundation will provide funding for 90 Wellington High School students with disabilities to attend Vinceremos. Vinceremos offers therapeutic riding programs, hippotherapy and equine-assisted learning. It is accredited by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) and has been serving individuals with disabilities in central Palm Beach County for more than 35 years. The benefits of therapeutic riding include improved balance, core strength and refined motor skills, all done in a fun, recreational setting. The lessons provide social interaction and camaraderie while riders learn equestrian skills, build self-confidence and independence.
Seniors Aging In Place - $10,000
The purpose of this program is to provide financial assistance to low- and moderate-income Wellington seniors and veterans to support and improve their quality of life. This funding may include, but is not limited to, home repairs and rehabilitation. Thanks to generous donors and grants received, the Foundation was able to install wheelchair accessibility on homes of veterans, repair and repaint several homes, install new water heaters and much-needed hand rails and bathroom pull bars.
New School Uniforms - $7,000
The Wellington Community Foundation partnered with local nonprofit Back to Basics in an effort to provide new uniforms for the start of the school year. The Foundation’s generous donors have helped to provide hundreds of new school uniforms for children in need at New Horizons, Binks Forest and Elbridge Gale elementary schools, all located in Wellington.
Back To School Backpacks - $1,750
The Wellington Community Foundation will distribute more than 700 backpacks to Wellington students. The Foundation recently partnered with the Village of Wellington to host its annual Back to School Block Party helping needy students at local schools receive new backpacks filled with much-needed school supplies.
Celebrating Our Seniors - $500
The Wellington Community Foundation teamed up with Wellington Cares, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of Wellington seniors, in cooperation with the team at Wellington Florist to coordinate a program that brings smiles and hugs to Wellington seniors on their birthday by delivering beautiful, hand-selected floral arrangements right to their door.
Summer Camp Scholarships - $6,000
Wellington Community Foundation sponsored 25 campers at the local Boys & Girls Club. The Foundation recently this full summer camp program for more than two dozen local children at the Neil S. Hirsch Family Boys & Girls Club. Wellington children in need had a safe and nurturing environment where they got to experience a fun-filled summer that included a healthy lunch and snack.
Arle & Ken Adams Scholarship - $5,000
The Foundation will be awarding two scholarships in the amount of $2,500. Both recipients received a one-time scholarship in the amount of $2,500. The Foundation is proud to help two students go on to do great things, and that they will help ensure that the Adams’ legacy lives on in honor of all that Arle and Ken Adams have contributed to the Village of Wellington.
Angel Tree Program - $3,000
Many underprivileged Wellington children received a gift package filled with new sneakers, socks, underwear and an age-appropriate toy this past Christmas season thanks to the generous donations of the many supporters of the Wellington Community Foundation. We worked directly with the team at the local nonprofit Back to Basics to identify children participating in the Angel Tree Program.
"Our School" Grants - $5,000
The Foundation awarded more than $5,000 in grants to middle schools. Three Wellington middle schools submitted grant applications and were approved to receive funds to cover expenses such as laptop computers and pay for a teacher to provide computer lab access before or after school for students who do not have computer or internet access at home so they can utilize academic programs. Approximately 100 students over the course of the school year accessed the computer labs, as well as much-needed arts and craft supplies.
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