The Barry University Crippled Children's Project (YCCP) has recently received $39,000 in grant support from generous donations from the Frank J. Lewis Foundation of Riveira Beach, Florida ($25,000), and the Milagro Foundation of San Rafael, California ($4,000), and the International Foundation, Fairfield, New Jersey ($10,000).
The Yucatan Project, now in its seventh year of operation has rendered treatment to more than 3,500 crippled children in the Yucatan, Mexico by podiatric physicians and surgeons affiliated with Barry University.
The grant from the Lewis Foundation will support travel costs, medical equipment, and medication to help the crippled children. Previously, the Lewis Foundation provided Barry with $90,000 to support the Project.
The grant from the Milagro Foundation will support costs of medical supplies and equipment for the Project. Last year, the Foundation provided $2,500 to support the YCCP.
The Milagro Foundation is a public foundation supported by the Deborah and Carlos Santana Family and its musical organization through funds generated by concerts, donations, revenues from Santana licensing fees, and generous individual and corporate donors.
The International Foundation grant of $10,000 will be used to support costs of medical equipment, surgical instruments, and medicines.
According to Dr. Charles Southerland, Director of the YCCP, "These magnanimous gifts have changed the lives of thousands of young, underprivileged crippled children."
To help the Yucatan Crippled Children's Project, send your check made out to Barry University SGMS, 11300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami Shores, Florida, 33161, attention Office of Program Development with a notation to the Yucatan Crippled Children's Project.