Aspire Living & Learning is pleased to announce it has been awarded a generous grant of $3,500 from the Mary Louise Billings Trust, administered by Citizens Bank, NA. This funding will directly contribute to the continuation and growth of the Aspire Delivers program, a free grocery and personal shopping service for local seniors and home-bound individuals in the Stratham area.
Celebrating 16 years of service in the Stratham community, Aspire Delivers empowers adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities by providing meaningful volunteer opportunities that directly benefit the community. The grant from the Mary Louise Billings Trust, administered by Citizens Bank, NA, is earmarked to support operational costs, ensuring the program continues to thrive and meet the essential needs of those who depend on it.
Aspire Delivers extends beyond mere delivery, fostering a sense of community and purpose among participants. Volunteer activities such as the Bun Run, which focuses on collecting food donations for the local food pantry, and the errand service, where participants assist home-bound senior citizens with daily errands, underscore the program’s commitment to community impact.
“We are deeply grateful to the Mary Louise Billings Trust for their generous support, ensuring the ongoing success of the Aspire Delivers program,” said Lou Giramma, CEO at Aspire. “This grant will enable us to not only continue but also enhance the program, allowing us to make an even greater positive impact on the lives of those we serve.”
Aspire is committed to fostering inclusivity, promoting independence, and creating opportunities for personal growth within the community. The support from the Mary Louise Billings Trust, administered by Citizens Bank, NA, reinforces our shared commitment to making a lasting difference in the lives of the people we serve and the community we call home.