EDS Foundation Awards $62,200 Grant to The Detroit Institute for Children
PLANO, Texas – EDS today announced that the EDS Foundation has approved a $62,200 grant to The Detroit Institute for Children (The DIC) to support the organization’s Ultrasound Guided Botox Therapy, used to treat patients with spasticity, or tight, contracted muscles. Funding will be used to replace the organization’s outdated electromyography machine with a portable ultrasound machine, potentially doubling the capacity for children’s treatments with an additional 200 visits per year. This marks the fourth year that the EDS Foundation has supported the Detroit-based nonprofit organization.
“We are thankful that the EDS Foundation continues to support our mission of impacting the lives of children with special health care needs and helping them maximize their potential,” said Mike Wooley, president and chief executive officer of The Detroit Institute for Children. “EDS has been an integral partner for The DIC, including assisting us with the addition of a new Activities of Daily Living Center and Multi-Sensory Gym to our physical and occupational therapy programs.”
The EDS Foundation was created to support EDS’ philanthropic efforts in communities where employees volunteer and work around the world. Since its inception in 2000, the EDS Foundation has donated more than $4 million dollars to 86 nonprofit organizations.
“Our board of directors was pleased to provide a grant to The Detroit Institute for Children and six other worthy organizations during its April meeting,” said Diane Spradlin, executive director of the EDS Foundation. “We are delighted to support The DIC once again this year, as they represent a cause that EDS employees are passionate about and provide countless volunteer hours to.”
The EDS Foundation supports nonprofit organizations involved in education, health and human services and arts and culture. The majority of foundation funds will be directed to these organizations in support of the productive use of technology in programs and processes. The remainder of the funding will be directed to general program support. All programs funded by the Foundation must have a current EDS employee volunteer partnership.
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