The Connection receives $25,000 State Farm Neighborhood Assist grant to help turn caring into doing

Prince Frederick, MD  –  As a result, 40 communities, in 19 states, including Huntingtown will be getting an assist from State Farm. State Farm is proud to announce the Top 40 vote-getting causes that will each receive a $25,000 grant to improve their communities.

State Farm Neighborhood Assist is a crowd-sourced philanthropic program that empowers communities to identify issues in their neighborhoods. Non-profits affiliated with each of the top 40 causes receive grants to address them.

The Connection's mission is to advocate for and empower individuals who have mild to moderate developmental disabilities. They help those adults with mild/moderate cognitive disabilities learn to integrate into their community as well as help their community better understand and accept the differences of others.  They provide workshops, programs and social activities to these individuals and their families to help reinforce the skills needed to become an integral member of our community and enable them to reach their individual life goals.

“We are humbled and very thankful for State Farm and the entire community’s support”, says Pam Willey, Executive Director of The Connection. “The grant will enable us to continue changing the lives of our special needs community and their families”.

“State Farm is here to help life go right in neighborhoods all across the country. We look forward to seeing the changes in these 40 communities because of these Neighborhood Assist grants,” said Allison Bertsche, Public Affairs Director at State Farm.

At least one submission was received from each of the 50 states. The State Farm Review Committee selected the top 200 finalists from 2,000 submissions.

For a complete list of this year’s top 40 causes, please visit:

Media Contact(s): Dwayne Redd, Public Affairs Specialist, 610.358.7845; email:

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About The Connection:
The Connection is a 502c3 nonprofit organization for adults with mild to moderate cognitive disabilities. The Connection began as a social get together for a group of girls and has grown into an organization that strives to help young adults who may not be able to access independence as easily as the norm to reach their ultimate potential.The Connection provides educational programs that are in direct response to the growing number of adults that are mild to moderately disabled people who are struggling to adapt in society. The Connection offers these adults and their families the opportunity to make a dramatic change in their lives.

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