Devens school gives back to the community through grants

June 28, 2018 by  

Two area organizations recently received grants from the Parents Association of the Applewood School, an independent day school that has campuses in Fitchburg and Devens.

The Revolving Museum was the first organization to receive a grant. It was founded in 1984 by Jerry Beck, an artist. The team of artists at the museum revitalize unused and unusual urban spaces. Their vision is to strengthen the community through art, to address concerns of a social nature, and to find artistic potential in the environment.

The Virginia Thurston Healing Garden Cancer Support Center was the other organization to receive a grant. The donation will help to improve the quality of life for those people who are affected by cancer, commented Executive Director, Margaret Koch, and to ensure that care to people is not limited due to financial constraints. Caregivers and families are also able to avail themselves of the services of the organization.

The grants are given by the Parents Association in keeping with the emphasis of the school on service learning and community service as part of the curriculum. Once nominations for these grants are received, the association takes a vote to determine the grant recipients.

Print shops can be used to print various types of materials to inform the school and general community about the contributions of such organizations and the reasons for them receiving such donations.