Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®) of Connecticut and Western Massachusetts has awarded a grant of $10,000 to Educational Resources for Children (ERFC) for literacy and math curriculum materials.
“RMHC is thrilled to be supporting so many diverse community organizations,” said Edward Abraham, President of RMHC of Connecticut and Western Massachusetts. “RMHC was created to better the lives of children and their families in our community and we are delighted to be able to continue our work through these selected organizations.”
The RMHC grant will specifically fund ERFC’s Building Literacy Afterschool project for children ages 5-10 with the latest research-based curriculum proven to improve literacy and math skills.
The ERFC was established in 1994 for the purpose of providing high-quality after-school and out-of-school time programs for the children of Enfield. The ERFC works with Enfield’s school district’s four Title One schools to identify students who are in need of extra help to succeed academically and aims to increase these students’ reading, writing and math skill levels.
In addition to the Ronald McDonald Houses in New Haven, Conn., and Springfield, Mass., that provide a “home-away-from-home” to seriously ill children and their families, RMHC of Connecticut and Western Massachusetts provides grant awards to non-profit organizations that help so many local children and families. In 2013 alone, RMHC awarded a total of $198,000 to 18 deserving organizations.
Since 1988, RMHC has provided more than $6 million to over 400 non-profit organizations, helping thousands of area children lead happier, healthier and more productive lives. RMHC and its global network of local chapters in over 50 countries and regions have awarded more than $460 million in grants and program services supporting children worldwide. For more information visit www.rmhc-ctma.org or connect at www.facebook.com/rmhc.ctma.