LEWISTON — YWCA Central Maine has received a $10,000 grant from the Maine Community Foundation to support remote learning for children in response to COVID-19.

“It’s been an exceptionally challenging year as we’ve pivoted to provide youth an opportunity for remote learning as part of our programming and response to COVID-19. Now, more than ever, young children and families need quality, affordable childcare that is flexible to meet the needs of sudden school closures and new hybrid learning schedules” said Executive Director Melanie LaMore Gagnon.

YWCA Central Maine has remained open throughout the pandemic to provide emergency childcare to essential workers, provide nutritious food and meals to the community and engage in racial justice work. “We are so grateful for the Maine Community Foundation, who supports our work especially during a time when COVID positive numbers in our community are on the rise,” she said.

For more information on the organization, giving opportunities or volunteer opportunities, visit ywcamaine.org. To learn more about the Maine Community Foundation, visit mainecf.org.

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