Larry H. Miller Dealerships Grants Nourish $10,000 to Support Children with Feeding Challenges
Dealership group awards grant to support Nourish’s tireless efforts to help Tucson families and their children thrive in the most formative days, weeks of their lives
The expectation of a baby’s arrival brings waves of emotion, but none as powerful as when a family encounters feeding problems because their baby was born too early, has severe gastrointestinal issues, compromised anatomy for eating or difficulty eating solid foods due to autism or neurological challenges. In their mission to support programs for women and children, Larry H. Dealerships is donating $10,000 to Nourish, a Tucson-based nonprofit whose mission it is to provide family and community support for children with feeding challenges. The formal check presentation will take place on Tuesday, July 24 at 10 a.m.
The donation will support Nourish’s Feeding & Nutrition Scholarship Program, which funds feeding or nutrition therapy to support babies and children learning to eat and parents learning to feed them. The program offsets costs not covered by insurance, easing the financial burden on parents who are worried that their child cannot eat. The funds will cover 80 feeding therapy sessions.
Since its founding in 2010, Nourish has provided more than $300,000 in feeding and nutrition scholarships, as well as specialized feeding equipment to families in the community, in addition to $150,000 in community feeding outreach, mentorships and parent support groups.
Larry H. Miller Dealerships has a strong legacy of giving back to communities where it does business. Through its charitable organization, Larry H. Miller Charities, more than $1.2 million has been donated to qualified nonprofit organizations in Arizona.
AJ Davey, general manager of Larry H. Miller Chrysler Jeep Tucson, will present the grant check to Nourish board member Marsha Dunn Klein and individuals on the Nourish fundraising committee.