December 6, 2010
Funds for families: CVS Caremark continued its commitment to helping children with disabilities learn, play and succeed in life by presenting a check for $1,500 to the Down Syndrome Association of the Valley. The check, which will brighten the lives of many, is displayed by, from left, Michele Jones, DSAV co-founder and president, and Carl Sobek, CVS district store manager. DSAV will offer the funds through its family grant program to families of individuals with Down syndrome in the area. DSAV members who wish to enroll their children, under the age of 21, with Down syndrome in inclusive social or recreational opportunities can apply for the funds. The CVS Community Participation Fund and the DSAV funds will provide up to $500 per family per year to help cover the costs related to such activities as Boy/Girl Scouts, Gymboree, ballet, swimming, dance and therapy sessions, which should be open to all children with or without disabilities. For more information visit www.dsav.org or call 330-726-3728.