Charitable organization VWR Foundation distributed 20 Founders Grants totaling more than $140,000 during its recent board meeting. Among the recipients was The Helping Hand Project at the UNC Charlotte, which provides prosthetics to families in need.
The VWR Foundation’s grant will be used to provide funds for equipment and supplies needed to print and assemble prosthetic devices, according to a media release from VWR Foundation.
“With the support from the VWR Foundation, the Helping Hand Project at UNC Charlotte will be able to provide low-cost prosthetic devices to thousands of children in need while also promoting STEM education across the US,” says Dr Richard Chi, assistant professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC Charlotte), in the release.
“These grant dollars will supply our student-run organization with dedicated 3D printers and materials to print prosthetic devices, ultimately reducing our delivery time to just days. We thank the VWR Foundation for its commitment to our program,” he adds.
[Source(s): VWR Foundation, PR Newswire]