The Ellsworth Center is the recipient of a $2800 Capacity Building Grant to purchase supplies necessary to expand the delivery of food items to UMA Students at the Ellsworth Center. The grant will be used to purchase reusable coolers and thermal blankets to transport cold items from Good Shepherd to the pickup site at the UMA Ellsworth Center and storage units for food products. The grant also provides for transportation costs from the Ellsworth Center to the Good Shepherd Food Bank in Hampden.
Additionally, the Center also received a $500 Personal Care Grant to purchase personal care items for families. Personal care items such as shampoo/conditioner, soap/body wash, deodorant, razors, moisturizers, menstrual products, toothpaste/toothbrushes, dental floss, diapers, and wipes for example.
Students can look to get these supplies sometime soon in the new year.