April 11, 2014

Canton Repository shines spotlight on Prescription Assistance Network of Stark County

The Canton Repository recently featured the Prescription Assistance Network of Stark County in its weekly “Nonprofit Spotlight.” Each Sunday, the newspaper showcases a nonprofit organization to give readers an opportunity to learn about the featured organization and how they can help. The Prescription Assistance Network of Stark County is an initiative of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton. [More]
March 21, 2014

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton helps give kids a smile

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton helped promote the recent Give Kids a Smile Day at five Canton City elementary schools, with foundation Care Coordinator Danielle Bunner dressing as the tooth fairy to spread the word about good oral health. She asked students to pledge to brush their teeth for two minutes twice a day, and handed out “two-minute pledge” kits containing oral health supplies and books. [More]
February 5, 2014

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton helps community members prepare for new GED test

The General Educational Development (GED) test was recently updated nationwide to better reflect the skills a senior in high school is expected to have mastered upon graduation, as well as to make the test accessible only by computer. In response, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton has provided a grant to the Canton City Schools Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE) program to help test takers better prepare for the new GED exam.
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January 27, 2014

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton offers Feb. 13 fund development workshop for local nonprofits

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton is offering a fund development luncheon workshop February 13 for nonprofit organizations in the Canton area. The workshop is from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Mercy Medical Center. [More]
January 24, 2014

SPARK celebrates a decade of serving families

SPARK celebrated its 10th anniversary in late 2013 with more than 200 supporters gathering for a birthday event at Walsh University in Canton, Ohio. SPARK (Supporting Partnerships to Assure Ready Kids) is a highly effective, parent-focused kindergarten readiness program that works collaboratively with families, schools and communities. [More]
January 21, 2014

Canton Repository highlights 10 years of SPARK

SPARK, which stands for Supporting Partnerships to Assure Ready Kids, celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2013. The Canton Repository recently ran an article about SPARK, featuring one of the families the program helps and providing more information about the program. [More]
January 20, 2014

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton awards $109,722 to Stark County nutrition-health-fitness program

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton has awarded $109,722 over three years to the Friends of Stark Parks for the Live Well Stark County nutrition-health-fitness program. Funds will be used to support the program director for Live Well Stark County as the program continues to expand its mission of promoting policy and environmental changes that impact the health of Stark County residents.
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December 23, 2013

SPARK receives positive publicity in Akron Beacon Journal editorial and feature article

SPARK, a decade-old initiative of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton and now part of the Early Childhood Resource Center, was featured last week in both an article and an editorial in the Akron Beacon Journal. [More]
October 11, 2013

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton provides funds for community garden grants

Live Well Stark County, a volunteer group of community leaders, recently awarded five grants of up to $4,000 for the creation or expansion of community garden and nutrition education programs for low-income Stark County residents. Grant funds were provided by the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton. [More]
October 3, 2013

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton transitions SPARK Ohio management to the Early Childhood Resource Center

After a decade of managing SPARK Ohio, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton has turned over management and operation of the program to the Early Childhood Resource Center (ECRC) in Canton. [More]