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Rotary of Avon-Canton Commits $150,000 to Favarh

February 22, 2017 Classified No Comments

Paul Mikkelson, right, who chairs the community service committee for Rotary of Avon-Canton talks at Favarh Wednesday morning.
Photo by John Fitts

By John Fitts 

CANTON — On Wednesday, Rotary of Avon-Canton formally announced a $150,000 commitment to Favarh to help the Canton-based non-profit construct a new 7,500 square-foot Day Program and Transportation Hub at 100 Commerce Drive. 

Wednesday morning, joined by leaders of Favarh, Rotary members announced the initiative, which commits to the funding over a 5-year period.

In 2016, Favarh received a $1.5 million grant from the state office of Policy and Management for the building and the rotary funding augments that funding. The Rotary club has also committed to a full partnership with the organization. It is one of many projects in the works at Favarh, which supports people with intellectual, physical and developmental disabilities. 

Construction of the Rotary of Avon-Canton building is expected to commence this year and be completed by late 2018.

Rotary president Don Bonner said it’s been a club goal for many years to fund a major initiative. 

“We actually talked to many different non profits in the area and came up with a variety of ideas on what we could do,” he said. “Without question, Favarh came to the top.” 

See more in next week’s edition of the Valley Press. 

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