TKF Foundation awards Arc a grant of $7,238
The Arc of Anne Arundel County is pleased to announce that it has received a $7,238 dollar-for-dollar challenge grant from the TKF Foundation of Annapolis for its MaryLandscapes Sensory Garden. The grant funds will be made available when matched by contributions to The Arc. The funds will be used to complete the Children's Garden Center project and basic improvements to the garden. The Children's Garden Center project was started by the United Way of Central Maryland's Women's Initiative in the late fall of 2001 with the donation of a Victorian farm playhouse. The center will be used by The Arc and other local organizations to bring nature programs to children with disabilities and other children's groups, including disadvantaged children in the community.
The Arc is encouraging the public to use the garden, much of which is hidden from the view from the road. The garden is located at the corner of Spa Road and the entrance to the Weems-Whalen ball fields, where parking is available. The Spa Creek trail runs directly in front of The Arc and the garden.