Summer is a perfect time of year for our youth to create lifelong memories, explore a special interest or activity, and of course, have a lot of fun!
The M. Jones Fund family are big fans of camps and summer youth programs – just like those from their childhood. They wanted to ensure that the youth in our community have the same opportunities for summer days filled with laughter, adventure, and friendship.
With that goal in mind, the M. Jones Fund is back again this summer with another round of grants to support our youth. In addition to supporting camps and local park & rec programs, surprise grants were also given to youth and family service bureaus. Recipients include Bushy Hill Nature Center, Camp Hazen YMCA, Community Music School, Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, Oddfellows Playhouse, Valley Shore YMCA, and YMCA of Northern Middlesex County as well as the park and recreation departments and youth service bureaus in Chester, Clinton, Cromwell, Deep River, Durham, East Haddam, East Hampton, Essex, Haddam, Killingworth, Middlefield, Middletown, Old Saybrook, Portland, and Westbrook.
The impact of the M. Jones Fund’s generosity is far reaching. Funds will support areas such as additional scholarships, allowing more children to participate in summer programs, and grantawards will be used for new activities and experiences that encourage social connections, such as a petting zoo, ice cream social, community get-togethers, and so much more. All recipients are cooking up creative ideas and fun projects to help our young people have some fun and engage in their community.
Our friends have been keeping us updated and sharing their gratitude through cards, photos and videos of the fun they’ve been having this summer… all thanks to the M. Jones Fund! Check out the gallery below and we’re sure you’ll be smiling too! Also, be sure to check back often as we update it with more happy summer memories.
Some of our board members helped launch the M. Jones Fund grants with special deliveries:
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