DeKalb County Community Foundation (DCCF) Board Member Amie Carey (left) recently delivered a Community Needs Grant
to Cindy Worsley (right) Fox Valley Older Adult Services Executive Director.
These grants enhance the quality of life for the hundreds of Seniors that use Fox Valley Older Adult Services (FVOAS) for services and programming. DCCF is assisting FVOAS in building a new out building to house its durable goods items.
Through the Community Needs Grants program, the Community Foundation supports the charitable needs and efforts of nonprofit and community organizations throughout DeKalb County. To date, over $22 million has been awarded to the community through grants and distributions since the Foundation was founded in 1993.
FVOAS for many years has lent out durable goods equipment, free of charge, to those in need. Donations of items in good condition such as wheel chairs, walkers, shower assist benches etc. are accepted at the Fox Valley Community Center. Up until this generous award by DCCF the inventory of this equipment has been stored in trailers behind the Center. With this grant from DCCF and additional funding, FVOAS will be able to erect a new out-building this coming Spring.