The Arc Awarded Nearly $30,000 in Grants

March 26th, 2021

Thanks to grants awarded by the Orange Orphan Society, Lillian Schenck Foundation, and Catholic Human Services, The Arc of Essex County’s Washington group home, Camp Hope, and Camp Hope’s fee assistance program will receive needed funding and new equipment.

Awarding Camp Hope just under $15,000, the Orange Orphan Society contributed $10,000 towards the 2021 fee assistance program and just under $5,000 towards the purchase of new tables and chairs for the camp’s pool pavilion.  These funds will enable low income children and adults from the Oranges and Maplewood to attend Camp Hope’s 2021 season and provide additional seating when enjoying meals and rainy day activities.

The Lillian Schenck Foundation also made a generous contribution towards Camp Hope’s fee assistance program.  Utilizing $3,000, additional low income children and adults from across Northern New Jersey will be able to attend Camp Hope after many families experienced financial hardship following a year of financial strain caused by COVID-19.

Finally, Catholic Human Services awarded The Arc an $11,600 grant which will be used to purchase and install an all-encompassing 22kw generator for the Washington Group Home.  The generator will ensure the safety and wellbeing of its residents in the event of a power outage.

The Arc of Essex County extends it upmost appreciation to these generous and long-standing foundations.