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NEWSTALK: Community Choice Awards

The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties is asking the public to vote for nonprofits vying for $50,000.

Posted: Sep 14, 2018 5:50 PM
Updated: Sep 14, 2018 6:21 PM

The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties is asking the public to vote for nonprofits vying for $50,000. This is the Community Choice Awards.

The Animals category
• Humane Society of Rome – Installation of an air purification system in rooms occupied daily by staff and animals
• Spring Farm CARES – Funding to support the ongoing spay and neuter program that assists low-income residents from Oneida County
• Stevens-Swan Humane Society – Building of an outdoor pavilion for community engagement

The Arts and Culture category
• Arc Herkimer – Organizing a 2019 summer concert series at Arc Park in Herkimer
• Players of Utica – Coordination of "Shakespeare in the Parks" to bring a reimagined version of William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night to different neighborhoods around the Utica area
• Rome Capitol Arts Complex – Enhancement of spaces used for cultural and educational purposes and development of classrooms to support two arts education programs

The Health and Wellness category
• Catholic Charities of Herkimer County – Funding to support the growth of the Retired Individuals Driving the Elderly (RIDE) program that provides transportation for older adults to medical appointments
• Mid-York Library System – Launching a health and fitness project that will provide fitness equipment, informational books and videos to 35 libraries across the two counties
• Rome Hospital Foundation – Implementation of a baby safety program to provide a baby safety starter kit to parents of newborns when they are discharged

The Human Services category
• Abraham House (Rome) – Expansion of the Rome facility to include a six-bed community care shelter for the terminally ill
• Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees – Establishment of One World Utica Welcome & Opportunity Center that will cultivate a sense of community and inclusiveness for all newcomers and residents
• Mother Marianne's West Side Kitchen – Funding to open a service window, improving access to meals and creating a welcoming, safe and healthy environment

The Youth category
• Oneida County Youth Bureau – Funding for 90 young adults to participate in the "Experience Glimmerglass" interactive theatre program
• The Kelberman Center – Support for the 2019 iCan Bike program to teach 40 children/young adults with autism or an intellectual disability how to ride bicycles
• Utica Zoo – Installation of a glass viewing window for the outside gibbon exhibit and implementation of a primate play program for children

For more information on the finalist's projects and to cast votes, visit www.ccawards.org.

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