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|Hanger Charitable Foundation finishes 2016 with five new grant recipients, awarding more than $424,000 in its second year|
AUSTIN, Texas – Dec. 19, 2016 – The Hanger Charitable Foundation completed its final round of 2016 grants, awarding $225,000 to five non-profit organizations. These awards bring the Foundation's total grants awarded for 2016 to more than $424,000, given to 25 organizations. Since its first grant award to Angel City Games in May 2015, the Foundation has given more than $674,000 to more than 30 non-profits that share its mission to empower people with physical challenges to live life as fully as possible.
The most recent grant recipients include local and national organizations that serve a variety of communities, including stroke survivors and children and adults living with limb loss or limb difference:
Amputee Coalition of America, Amplify Your Voice: $100,000 to expand the Amputee Coalition's existing national advocacy program to raise awareness about access-to-care issues.
No Limits Foundation, Camp No Limits: $100,000 to provide scholarships for campers and teen mentors at nine nationwide camps for children living with limb loss or limb difference.
The Painted Turtle, Medical Specialty Camp Program: $10,000 to offer children with serious medical conditions the opportunity to participate in an authentic recreational camp program.
Spaulding Adaptive Sports, Skiing Program: $5,000 to fund an adaptive skiing program for children and adults in the greater Boston area.
American Stroke Foundation, Next Step Program: $10,000 to help provide a curriculum of care that addresses stroke survivors' cognitive, social, physical, and emotional well-being.
To learn more about other 2016 grant recipients, visit: http://www.hanger.com/doing/the-hanger-foundation/Pages/News.aspx.
The application deadline for the next round of funding is Feb. 24, 2017. Visit the Hanger Charitable Foundation page on Hanger.com for more information.
About the Hanger Charitable Foundation – The Hanger Charitable Foundation was founded in 2009 by Hanger, Inc., the nation's leading patient-care provider and distributor of orthotic, prosthetic, and rehabilitative solutions. Hanger's heritage of charitable giving dates back to the company's founding in 1861. For many years, Hanger clinicians and employees consistently and generously donated millions of dollars in free care and financial contributions to a variety of causes, including hardship cases in their own communities. In 2009, Hanger formalized and increased its philanthropic work by establishing a non-profit organization, the Hanger Charitable Foundation. For more information, visit: www.hanger.com/TheHangerFoundation.
Krisita Burket, Hanger Inc.