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Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation Grant Supports Healthy Food Learning Center for Head Start Program at Children’s Friend in Providence, RI
Boston, MA, June 12, 2017 – The Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation Corp., a nonprofit, tax-exempt entity established by attorneys from the law firm of Brown Rudnick LLP, has awarded a Community Grant to the Children’s Friend Carter Street Center in Providence, RI. The grant will support classroom healthy food centers and an outdoor garden for the children in the Head Start program to help students learn about healthy eating.
Lea Kabbas, a Head Start teacher at Children’s Friend and grant applicant, said, “Children should be encouraged to try foods that they would normally avoid and to develop healthy eating habits. I have integrated nutrition lessons into the curriculum for the students at Children’s Friend, and with this grant, I will be able to expand the program. We hope this project will bring the benefits of healthy eating to life for the children in all of our classrooms at the Carter Street Center.”
Al Wallis, Executive Director of the Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation Corp, said, “Creating healthy food centers and a garden is an experiential way for students to learn about nutrition and healthy eating. We are pleased to award a Community Grant to Children’s Friend and support them with this effort.”
Created to support front-line educators who often do not have a voice in funding decisions, the Community Grants subsidize small, concrete projects, which will improve inner-city education within Boston, Hartford, London, Orange County, Providence, New York, or Washington DC within the coming year. The Foundation will generally consider grant applications monthly and award grants in an amount totaling not more than $2000 in any one month. The grant applications and an explanation of the program can be found at http://www.brownrudnickcenter.com/foundation/community-grant.
About Children’s Friend
A non-profit organization founded in 1834, Children’s Friend is a leading provider of child welfare, family support, mental health, and child development services. Families are strengthened by creating safe and nurturing environments for children during the crucial early years, and by helping parents gain access to the resources, education, and support that they need. In this way, children are given the foundation to help them live healthy and productive lives. Children’s Friend provided services to help over 34,700 children and their family members in 2016.
About Brown Rudnick LLP
Brown Rudnick, an international law firm with offices in the United States and Europe, represents clients from around the world in high-stakes litigation, international arbitration and complex business transactions. Clients include public and private corporations, multinational Fortune 100 businesses and start-up enterprises. The Firm also represents investors, as well as official and ad hoc creditors’ committees in today’s largest corporate restructurings, both domestically and abroad. Founded more than 60 years ago, Brown Rudnick has over 230 lawyers providing advice and services across key areas of the law. Beyond the United States, the Firm regularly serves clients in Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America. With its Brown Rudnick Center for the Public Interest, the Firm has created an innovative model combining its pro bono, charitable giving and community volunteer efforts.