Community Connections Awarded Grant to Expand Flower Angels Mission
Cape Cod Foundation Grant to Support Community Inclusion for the Elderly and People with Disabilities
SOUTH YARMOUTH, MA, January 7, 2020 – Community Connections Inc., a nonprofit serving people with disabilities throughout Southeastern Massachusetts and Cape Cod, today announced the receipt of a $5,000 Strategic Focus grant from Community Fund of The Cape Cod Foundation. The funding will help guide the process of absorbing Flower Angels USA into Community Connections.
As of January 1, 2020, Flower Angels USA (“Flower Angels”) joined the Community Connections family. The Cape Cod Foundation grant supports the integration of these two nonprofit organizations, including a strategic plan to expand the impact of Flower Angels’ services.
Community Connections provides comprehensive programs and life-enriching services that promote optimal independence for people with all types of disabilities, helping them to lead healthier, more fulfilling lives and promoting inclusion within the communities where they live.
Flower Angels delivers more than 200 bouquets each week to nursing homes and hospice organizations across Cape Cod. Community Connections has been a proud supporter of Flower Angels since its inception in 2014. Today, Community Connections clients from the South Yarmouth program help by bringing flowers to the Flower Angels workshop and participating in flower deliveries to the elderly on Cape Cod who are often overlooked.
“Our goal is to further increase community inclusion for the elderly and people with disabilities,” said David Botting, President and CEO, Community Connections Inc. “Specifically, we want to expand Flower Angels’ services to reach more recipients, engage with other community groups and offer vocational skills for Community Connections clients who may have limited employment opportunities.”