Target has awarded Linwood Center a $2,000 grant for its Art Initiative to enhance the lives of children with autism. Target has been giving 5 per cent of its profit to local communities since 1946. Among its goals are inspiring young minds and offering unique cultural experiences.
Linwood Center’s mission is to create the possibility of extraordinary lives for children and adults living with autism and related developmental disabilities by providing education, vocational training, residential support and employment opportunities.
On Aug. 26, it opened a new 36,000 square foot school adjacent to its historic Manor House in Ellicott City. With a capacity for 70 students, the school includes a non-graded Special Education Program for ages 5-21 and a General Education Program for students in kindergarten through 8th grade. The school has allocated space for art and music.
Earlier this year, the Mockingbird Foundation, an all-volunteer nonprofit organization founded by fans of the rock band Phish, awarded Linwood Center $4,000 for musical instruments for its Fine Arts Program.
For information, visit www.linwoodcenter.org, or call 410-465-1352.