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Archive for August 2015

News

Impact, Connections, Admin Cited as Benefits of Working with CFMV

Local philanthropists point to several reasons for choosing to work through the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley. They include its strengths in identifying worthy causes, its ties to other philanthropists, its administrative capabilities and more. “They’ve done what they said they would do, as far as communication, as far as getting our board together, …

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With TMHF Support, ‘Courage’ Fund Helps Kids Battle Through Challenges

When Mary (last name withheld) first started bringing her nearly 3-year-old niece, Nicole, to the Children’s Rehabilitation Center in Howland, she doubted Nicole would ever walk. The girl was born with cerebral palsy and had undergone very little therapy at that point. “I honestly did not think she would walk back then — she barely …

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WRHF Backs YMCA in Efforts to Curtail Diabetes

The Mahoning Valley has a problem with diabetes and the YMCA of Youngstown, with support from the Western Reserve Heath Foundation, is stepping up to address it. The Y recently rolled out its year-long lifestyle modification program for individuals at risk for the disease. The classes educate participants about the impact of what they eat, …

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Foundations Spark Local Expansion in Adaptive Sports

Thanks to strong support from several Mahoning Valley foundations, an Ohio specialist in adaptive sports programs is expanding its offerings in the upcoming months for those with physical disabilities. Adaptive Sports Programs of Ohio, which began offering sled hockey here last year, expects to organize traveling youth and adult teams starting next month. Wheelchair basketball …

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