Jacob’s Touch Awards First Grants to Tampa Bay Area families
Tampa, FL (October 9, 2012) – On October 1st, Jacob’s Touch Foundation awarded their first Grants to three deserving Tampa Bay area families. These grants are being awarded directly to Independent Living and Engage Behavioral Health for specific therapy services on the child’s behalf. We are so pleased to finally have reached our initial goal in less than two years since the inception of this Foundation.
Our Board of Directors and Grant Selection Committee have worked extremely hard to get to this major milestone so quickly. Grant Selection Committee member Lisa Bigelow stated, “I am so proud to be a member of this committee for the Jacob’s Touch Foundation. Due to large financial costs and minimal insurance coverage for autism spectrum disorder therapies, there are many more families in need in our area. The goal of the Grant Selection Committee is to double the grant awards in 2013.”
Jacob’s Touch Board member Chris Swink added, “I am thrilled and honored to be a part of this momentous occasion! With these first grants, we are establishing Jacob’s Touch Foundation as a leader in helping Tampa Bay area families of children on the Autistic Spectrum find the financial, and referral assistance they need.”
The next round of grants will be given out Spring 2013 and our hope is to award to even more families at that time.
For more information, please contact Kimmie Fine at 813.240.6563 or Kimmie@jacobstouch.org
About Jacob’s Touch Foundation
Jacob’s Touch is a non-profit 501(c)(3), community based organization in the Tampa Bay area, dedicated to providing CARE to families with children on the Autistic Spectrum. Jacob’s Touch serves as a resource and also provides care through referral services, grants for therapy and medical services, and education.
Jacob’s Touch, Inc., P.O. Box 2361 Oldsmar, FL 34677