Monday, August 18, 2014

Jackson-Feild receives grant from the Altria Companies Employee Community Foundation

The Jackson-Feild Home (JFH) received a grant from the Altria Companies Employee Community Foundation (ACECF) to provide supplies and materials for art, dance and music therapy programs for the residents of Jackson-Feild.

In years past, JFH residents participated in recreational activities offered off campus and in the community. Due to the very specialized needs of the children in its care, JFH has developed on-campus programs and activities in order to provide the children with every opportunity to express themselves in creative and positive ways.

ACECF was founded in 2000 so that its employees could have an active role in helping their local communities. ACECF is a workplace-giving program administered and managed by Altria employees. An employee committee selects the recipients from submitted proposals. Altria Group makes an annual contribution and pays the administrative costs. Since its inception, ACECF has made 1,452 grants totaling $40 million dollars.

Jackson-Feild has been the recipient of four prior ACECF grants beginning in 2002. The funds received from this year's ACECF grant are crucial in providing art, dance and music therapy opportunities for JFH residents.