Randolph, Mass. — May Institute announced today that it has received a $15,000 grant from the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, the private foundation created by CVS Caremark Corporation, whose mission is to help people on their path to better health by providing funding for healthcare, education and community involvement initiatives in CVS Caremark communities. This grant to May Institute is part of $4.3 million in grants awarded to 98 nonprofit organizations across the country in 2011, which includes multi-year grants from previous years.
May Institute is a national nonprofit organization that provides educational, rehabilitative, and behavioral healthcare services to individuals with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities, brain injury, mental illness, and behavioral health needs.
This grant enables May Institute’s May Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders in Jacksonville, N.C., to expand its “Open Doors” program for children with autism from military families. “The program teaches children with autism how to interact successfully with their peers. Students benefit from the sense of acceptance, inclusion, and understanding that comes from children of all abilities learning and interacting in the same educational environment,” says Anne Stull, M.A., LPA, BCBA, Clinical Director at the May Center, which serves civilian and military families in North Carolina.
“In today’s challenging economy, it’s more important than ever to support organizations that truly make a difference in the lives of children and families,” said Eileen Howard Boone, Senior Vice President, CVS Caremark Charitable Trust. “The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust is pleased to recognize May Institute for making a positive impact in the communities we serve through their Open Doors program, and we look forward to working with them in the year ahead.”
A number of these grants align with CVS Caremark All Kids Can, the company’s signature philanthropic program focused on increasing access to early-intervention programs that help children develop strong foundations early in life, reducing barriers to medical rehabilitation and health care services and creating greater opportunities for physical activity and creativity.
Other CVS Caremark Charitable Trust grants provide support for medical services for the uninsured, grants to pharmacy schools, scholarships for the children of CVS Caremark colleagues and funding for community organizations for which CVS Caremark colleagues act as volunteers.
About May Institute
May Institute is an award-winning nonprofit organization with more than 55 years of experience in serving children and adults with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities, brain injury, mental illness, and behavioral health needs. The organization provides educational, rehabilitative, and behavioral healthcare services to individuals, as well as training and consultation services to professionals, organizations, and public school systems.
May Institute’s Centers for Autism Spectrum Disorders are dedicated to meeting the immediate and pressing need for services for children with autism spectrum disorders in military and civilian families. May Institute serves all branches of the military – Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard – and provides services in Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky/Tennessee, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Rhode Island, and Virginia.For more information, visit www.mayinstitute.org.
About the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust
The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, Inc. is a private foundation created by CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS). CVS Caremark is the largest pharmacy health care provider in the nation. The Trust's mission is to provide funding for health care, education and community involvement initiatives in CVS Caremark communities. General information about CVS Caremark is available through the Investor Relations portion of the Company's Web site, or through the Web site's press room.