Posted by Mary Kate Leming on August 1, 2017 at 12:52pm
By Amy Woods
Milagro Center receives dual grants from local donors
Delray Beach residents Harvey and Virginia Kimmel provided a grant that will help sustain the musical-instrument instruction program at the Milagro Center along with a matching grant that will strengthen the organization’s ability to provide arts and education programs to at-risk children.
“Milagro Center has been fulfilling a critical need in the local Delray Beach community for many years,” Harvey Kimmel said. “They are filling the gap, offering structured after-school programs, not a baby-sitting service. We are so impressed with their leadership and programs and deeply moved by the impact they are having on these children and their families.”
Milagro Center President and CEO Barbara Stark said the matching grant, designated for operations, will lead to additional donations.
“We are so grateful for the Kimmels’ commitment,” Stark said. “We now call upon the community to fulfill the matching gift. It will go a long way in ensuring the long-term success of children who start life at risk of academic failure. Even the smallest gift can help provide a brighter and better future.”