Non-profit Exceptional Care for Children (ECC) is excited to announce the Timken Foundation of Canton has awarded the organization a grant in the amount of $45,000 dollars.

The generous grant will benefit ECC’s current capital campaign to construct a Bridge Unit to aid and expand its provided services. The Bridge Unit will be a first of its kind in Delaware and will include life-sustaining technology, specialty clinics, interactive living rooms, art and music rooms, family time, and outdoor exploration – all designed to provide medically fragile youth with the support they need not only to survive but to thrive in an environment designed for their unique needs.

The Timken Foundation of Canton, Ohio is a private, family foundation begun by the Timken family in 1934. Grants are made to capital projects in Timken Company plant communities primarily in the areas of Education, Health & Hospitals, Civic & Community, Arts & Culture and Human Services & Recreation.

Thomas Waldie (Timken Gears & Services, Inc.), Kyle Conner (ECC), Christie Wright (Timken Gears & Services, Inc.), John L. White, LNHA (ECC).

“This project will meet a critical need for one of our community’s most vulnerable and unseen populations of medically fragile children who are transitioning into adulthood. We often do not consider what happens when a community program can only serve up to a certain age and the impact for the participants after that time. We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with the Timken Foundation to support such an important cause of extending necessary care and treatment for medically fragile teenagers as they transition beyond their 21st birthday. Exceptional Care for Children is a valuable organization to our community,” said Christie Wright, Customer Service Analyst from Timken Gears & Services Inc., New Castle, DE.

The Bridge Unit at ECC is expected to break ground in Spring 2024.