Pulaski Fund Awards $9,822 in Local Grants

January 28, 2010 (Pulaski, NY) – The Greater Pulaski Community Endowment Fund has awarded $9,822 in grants to Pulaski-area nonprofit organizations. A check presentation was held today at the Snow Memorial Building in Pulaski to celebrate the awards.

The grant recipients are:

Pulaski Early Learning Center received $1,860 to purchase training DVDs and posters for Center staff and families. Training topics will include behavior modification, social and emotional development, math in early childhood and recognizing and reporting child abuse. Founded in 1973, the Pulaski Early Learning Center is a Day Care Center in Pulaski, run in partnership with the Pulaski Academy and Central School District.

North Oswego County Ambulance received $2,462 to purchase EMS Charts Software. The software will improve the NOCA’s information management efficiencies by offering trend analysis, supporting the administrative department and keeping in contact with other agencies in the area with the same software. Since 1974, NOCA has provided the community with emergency ambulance and EMS services.

Make Sense Shop received $2,500 to help construct a storage area in the kitchen as well as enlarge a classroom to provide more computer space in its new building. The Make Sense Shop is a school-based store and an online catalogue shop that provides job-training and life skill development for students with special needs in the Pulaski Academy, APW, Sandy Creek and Mexico school districts.

Richland Fire Department received $3,000 to purchase protective gear and boots, which will allow them to more safely respond to the needs of the community.

The Greater Pulaski Community Endowment Fund is a union of gifts contributed by the people of the Pulaski community that makes grants to support programs and projects of importance to the area.  The Pulaski Fund is a component fund of the Central New York Community Foundation. Since its inception in 1992, the Fund has provided over $175,000 in grants to benefit the Pulaski community.

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