The Fund is pleased to announce a $2,500 grant to the Inter-Lakes Day Care Center and Nursery School. These grant funds were used to purchase updated cribs that are necessary for childcare center to meet revised safety rules for infant cribs.
“We are so thankful for this award from the MVSB Fund,” said Constance Pelletier, Executive Director for Inter-Lakes Day Care Center and Nursery School. “Changes in safety guidelines can’t always be planned for and can often cut into funds allocated for educational programs and trips. We appreciate MVSB’s willingness to help our organization provide the safest environment to our students, so that we can continue to provide quality child care services we to the community.”
In order meet revised federal government and Consumer Product Safety rules, child care centers were required by federal government to replace any cribs not meeting the new safety standards. Cribs manufactured prior the launch of these standards can not meet the new testing requirements and therefore do not comply with the guidelines.
Inter-Lakes Day Care Center and Nursery School is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, founded in 1971 and run by a volunteer board of directors. It is the mission of I-LDCC to promote child development through the operation of a group child care center and nursery school for children 6 weeks through 12 years in age, and through establishment of cooperation with other agencies in promoting child development.
The award to Inter-Lakes Day Care Center and Nursery School is one of 19 grants totaling $76,108 awarded by the MVSB Fund in the 2012 grant cycle. The Fund makes grants every year to local non-profits that make a significant impact upon the lives of people in the communities MVSB serves. These grants are in addition to the Bank’s regular contributions and the extraordinary volunteer efforts by its employees.
MVSB established the Meredith Village Savings Bank Fund in 1997 under the leadership of John Starrett who was then president and CEO of the bank. Since then, 235 grants totaling more than $872,000 have been awarded to a wide range of environmental, social, educational, and historic projects throughout the Lakes Region and Plymouth area. Grant applications are due each year on October 15th.
Photo Caption: Carrie Jordan, Branch and Business Development Manager at the Main Office (right) presents a $2,520 check to (left to right) Inter-Lakes Day Care Center and Nursery School’s Executive Director Constance Pelletier, Board Members Kimberly Jestings and Jeanne Rudzinski and Assistant Director Laura Clark.