Park Lawn receives $7,000 grant from The UPS Foundation
A $7,000 grant was awarded to Park Lawn by the UPS Foundation. The money will benefit individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Park Lawn’s Chicago Ridge Community Integrated Living Arrangement (CILA) home will benefit from the renovation of the bathroom resulting in a safer living environment. The renovation will include all fixtures to be removed and replaced with new Koehler brand. The electrical and venting systems will be reconfigured with new switched and GFI outlets as required. Ceiling and walls will be dry walled with 1/2” drywall. The walls and ceiling will be primed and painted and the existing floor will be replaced with new ceramic tile.
“Park Lawn appreciates the $7,000 grant from the UPS Foundation,”
Established in 1951 and based in Atlanta, GA., The UPS Foundation identifies specific areas where its backing clearly impacts social issues. In support of this strategic approach, The UPS Foundation has identified the following focus areas for giving: nonprofit effectiveness, encouraging diversity, community safety and environmental sustainability.
In 2011, The UPS Foundation distributed more than $45.3 million worldwide through grants that benefit organizations or programs such as Park Lawn and provide support for building stronger communities.
“The UPS Foundation is honored to support Park Lawn’s efforts to provide services that promote independence, choice and access to community living for individuals with developmental disabilities,”
Park Lawn is a non-profit organization offering a variety of programs and services such as adult developmental training, residential facilities, vocational training, supported employment and more for individuals with developmental disabilities since 1955. More information about Park Lawn can be found at www.parklawn.com.