The Fred Gaspari Fund for Families

Now accepting applications for caregiver grants!

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Advocates
October 2, 2018

The Fred Gaspari Fund for Families is now accepting applications from families in the greater MetroWest area who are caring for a loved one with a disability. Families benefit by applying funds towards anything that will help make caregiving a little easier.

Eligible families may apply for up to $500 for any need necessary to care for their family member. Family needs are broadly defined. Examples of past awards include, but are not limited to:

  • Buy an Intellikeys keyboard for family member
  • Pay for therapeutic horseback riding classes
  • Convert a bedroom into a therapy room
  • Fence in backyard for safety
  • Purchase shoes and leg braces
  • Hire someone to take a family member into the community for social activities

Applications will be accepted now through Tuesday, October 30, 2018 by 5:00PM.  Awards will be announced by November 30, 2018.

Applicants must reside in one of the following towns:

Acton, Ashland, Bellingham, Concord, Dover, Framingham, Franklin, Holliston, Hopedale, Hopkinton, Hudson, Lexington, Lincoln, Marlborough, Maynard, Medfield, Medway, Mendon, Milford, Millis, Natick, Needham, Newton, Northborough, Sherborn, Southborough, Stow, Sudbury, Upton, Waltham, Wayland, Wellesley, Westborough, Weston.

If you are unable to access the online application or have any questions, please contact Susan Willing at (508) 683-9231 or SWilling@Advocates.org.

 

If you would like to support the fund with a donation, please click here to donate and direct your gift to The Fred Gaspari Fund. All funds raised are distributed directly to families through the Gaspari Fund.