Achieva, a non-profit organization located in South Side that offers advocacy, community services, education and family support to children and adults with disabilities, was recently awarded a $5,000 grant from the Charles M. Morris Charitable Trust to purchase equipment for Camp Arc Spencer.
The camp, in Fombell, PA, operates year-round and provides a camp program for children and adults with disabilities.
Camp Arc Spencer, accredited by the American Camping Association, helps campers develop acceptable group living skills, maintain or enhance personal health, and develop self-worth and self-esteem by assuming a meaningful role in the total camp community.
The Charles M. Morris Charitable Trust is a private foundation established by Morris, a life long resident of the Pittsburgh area. After his death in 1987, the trust received its initial funding and in 1988 began making grants. The trust is operated exclusively for religious, charitable, scientific, literary or educational purposes.