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Foundation awards more than $100,000 in grants to area nonprofits


The Austin-Bailey Health and Wellness Foundation recently approved more than $123,060 in grants to nine nonprofit groups in Holmes, Stark, Tuscarawas and Wayne counties.

The foundation supports programs that promote the physical and mental well-being of the people in those four counties.

In addition, Austin-Bailey provides $4,000 scholarships to students in health-related majors at Aultman College, Kent State University Stark, Kent State University Tuscarawas, Malone University, Stark State College, University of Mount Union and Walsh University. Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine also receives $11,000 for two scholarships from the foundation.

Grant recipients include:

• American Red Cross, Canton: $5,750 to purchase a Taylor Wharton Cryostorage System used to store rare blood cells collected from around the globe to ensure timely delivery of blood for those in our region who are in need of transfusions.

• Faith in Action, Massillon: $10,000 to provide transportation for appointments for the elderly.

• New Hope Conductive Learning Center, Rittman: $7,880 to purchase specialized equipment and materials that further the development of children with cerebral palsy, spina bifida or brain injury.

• New Leaf Center, Mount Eaton: $10,000 to support the center’s compensation budget for those involved in the treatment of children with inherited disorders.

• Pomerene Hospital, Millersburg: $15,000 to provide medications for needy Holmes County residents through an arrangement with the Prescription Assistance Network.

• Prescription Assistance Network, Canton: $50,000 for operational support for charitable pharmacy.

• Refuge of Hope, Canton: $2,800 to replace a water heater and repair another at the rescue mission that is a transitional housing shelter for men and operates a meal ministry for all in need.

• St. Joseph Senior Living Center, Louisville: $11,630 to purchase therapy equipment for the center’s physical, occupational and speech therapy department.

• Society for Equal Access, New Philadelphia: $10,000 challenge grant to be used toward the purchase of a minivan to transport individuals with disabilities to enable them to remain independent within the community.

The foundation was established in late 1996 with proceeds from the sale of Doctors Hospital Inc. of Stark County. The foundation has two grant cycles each year. The deadline for submitting requests for the next cycle is Dec. 1.

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