Special Kids to Receive $35,000 Grant

Local nonprofit Special Kids recently received a grant from The Baptist Healing Trust, which awarded funds totaling almost $2.1 million to 56 local nonprofit organizations for a variety of healthy related projects, according to President and CEO Cathy Self.

The $35,000 grant awarded to Special Kids will provide programmatic support for the 2013 season of Camp Ability, an eight week summer day camp for children with special needs, as well as Camp Ability Plus, four additional days of camp throughout the year.

The Baptist Healing Trust fosters access to compassionate healthcare in middle Tennessee through its grant-making and programs.

Recipients of the contributions include nonprofit organizations from all over middle Tennessee working to create access to quality, compassionate health services for the community’s most vulnerable. This year’s grants bring the collective grant amount given by The Baptist Healing Trust to over $59 million since 2002. The Baptist Healing Trust was created when Baptist Hospital in Nashville sold to St. Thomas Health Services, a ministry of Ascension Health in St. Louis, Missouri.

Special Kids is thankful to The Baptist Healing Trust for enabling Camp Ability to continue to serve over 60 children with special needs in the 2013 summer camp season.

Special Kids is a Christian nonprofit organization located in Murfreesboro, TN, providing therapeutic rehabilitation and professional nursing services to children with special needs. Since 1998, Special Kids has served over 2,300 families from 11 counties in middle Tennessee. For more information on Special Kids, please visit specialkidstn.com or call 615.893.4892.

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