Salantai Day Care Center
Total donations: $45,013 | Partnership: 2012-2015
This municipally funded day care center provides social services for people with mental and physical disabilities, including Down syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy, and blindness.
Located in a rural area rather than a city, the center offers a unique lifeline to people who might otherwise be isolated and left to cope on their own.
The center supports its constituents by helping them develop basic skills that allow them to live more independently. Unfortunately, it lacks the funding to develop the grounds where residents can improve their motor skills.
Grand Circle Foundation funded renovations to a toilet and bathing area; replaced old windows to help save on heat and energy; and funded equipment for a woodworking workshop to enable the clients to learn a skill that will generate income for the Center and the individual.