AUBURN, Mass. – More Auburn residents will be warm this year because of a grant from the Auburn Foundation.
Keeping Auburn Warm received $2,500 in this year’s grant from the Auburn Foundation through the Greater Worcester Community Foundation.
“Keeping Auburn Warm is honored to receive this award, and through the generosity of the Greater Worcester Community Foundation, many more qualified Auburn residents truly in need will be helped with fuel assistance and weatherization projects this year," the group stated. “The applications for assistance have grown steadily every year since the organization was founded. Given the on-going adverse economic conditions, we anticipate the need will continue to grow.”
Keeping Auburn Warm has been a private, non-profit organization since 2008, dedicated to raising funds for the goal of providing fuel assistance and winter weatherization projects to help Auburn residents truly in need.
For more information about the organization, its upcoming events or to make a donation, contact Wayne Page at 508-832-3581.
The Auburn Foundation is a permanent charitable resource created in 2002 by lifelong residents Arthur M. Pappas, M.D. and Martha R. Pappas.
In the 10 year history of the Auburn Foundation, 54 grants have been awarded totaling more than $156,000.
This year, the Auburn Foundation distributed $16,000 to Auburn non-profits, including a children’s summer theater camp, science-based hand-on learning for elementary school children, enhancements to the Pappas Recreational Complex and summer youth programs. A volunteer advisory committee comprised of current and former Auburn residents reviewed the grant proposals and recommended awards.