The nonprofit Bello Machre will receive a $25,000 grant from Phillips Charitable Foundation to help fund its certified nursing assistant training program for 2019. Bello Machre supports people with developmental disabilities.
“We can’t thank Phillips Charitable Foundation enough for their extremely generous gift,” said Dr. Robert Ireland, president and CEO of Bello Machre. “This funding grant will help to train and develop our current employees to be confident in their abilities to provide outstanding care to the people we support.”
Bello Machre’s current 110-hour certified nursing assistant course will begin on March 11. The spring 2019 CNA class graduation ceremony will take place mid-April.
Phillips Charitable Foundation Inc. is a private charitable entity founded in 2016 by Eileen Gross at the request of Howard W. Phillips Jr. Phillips was a 1944 graduate of Landon School and a 1950 graduate of Lehigh University. He remained an active and engaged alumni for both institutions until he passed away in November 2016. He was successful in business, leading the second generation of his family’s business ventures in insurance and real estate investments. He was smart, generous and driven. He had a love for history and collected many historical treasures throughout his lifetime.
The year 2018 was the first for Phillips Charitable Foundation grants. Like Howard Phillips Jr., the grants focus on solving problems. They support charitable organizations that provide a genuine impact in the lives of others by removing obstacles and finding lasting solutions. Through its grant-giving, the foundation aims to bring measurable improvements in the prosperity, health, and vitality of people and communities.
Bello Machre, founded in 1972, means “home of my heart” in Gaelic. The nonprofit has offices in Anne Arundel and Carroll counties, both of which provide a lifetime of loving care, wheelchair-accessible homes, and in-home support to people with developmental disabilities. Many of the people supported live in its 60 community homes located throughout Central Maryland. Bello Machre also provides personalized care and support to hundreds of children and adults in their own homes. The Hertha and Jesse Adams Ray of Hope Program offers assistance with expenses such as specialized summer camp, physical therapy and adaptive equipment. The Bello Machre Meaningful Day Program provides vocational and community-based adult day services, supported employment, and recreational, education and social opportunities for people with developmental disabilities. Trained and caring staff members provide residential respite care during family hospitalizations, emergencies and vacations 24/7. Bello Machre empowers people with developmental disabilities to live life to its fullest.