More funds for Malden teen center

November 13, 2012 by  

A Malden mom has donated $2,000 on behalf of the David DeMaria Foundation to enhance the lives of teens in the community.

Debbie DeMaria, a member of the Malden School Committee, presented the check for $2,000 to the Malden Teen Enrichment Center in memory of her son, David DeMaria and on behalf of the charity foundation that bears his name.

The non-profit organization’s mission is to support and help Malden and area youth by providing academic and athletic grants. Since 2007, the David DeMaria Foundation has provided approximately $46,000 in funding to dis-enfranchised youth through organizations such as the teen enrichment center, supported in the community by citizens and local businesses, such as Malden print companies.

David DeMaria’s son attended Malden Catholic High School and subsequently graduated from Suffolk University. He was highly involved in the community.

The David DeMaria Foundation exists to help teens aged 12 to 18 in Malden and adjacent communities with financial assistance for expenses for both athletic and educational training. The Foundation has obtained in excess of $46,000, the majority of which has been allocated to youth in Malden.

“I am so proud that Malden has moved forward with the Teen Center,” said Debbie DeMaria. “I know David would have wanted to be part of this and we are so happy to present this gift to the Malden Teen Enrichment Center in his honor.”

The center was developed as a safe place for teens to socialize with their peers in a positive atmosphere, get help with their school work while spending time with ethical role models in the community.