Siskin Receives Donation From Archer Daniels Midland Company

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Archer Daniels Midland Company has donated $3,000 to Siskin Children’s Institute. The donation will go toward providing a early childhood educational experience for children with disabilities, along-side their typically developing peers. 

“We are so pleased that ADM has partnered with Siskin Children’s Institute as part of their social investment program to make a difference in the community," said Linda McReynolds, director of Development at the Mose and Garrison Siskin Memorial Foundation Inc. Siskin Children’s Institute.  "Investing in children is the greatest investment for the future of any community.”

Founded in 1950, Siskin Children's Institute is a non-profit organization based in Chattanooga that helps children with special needs, families and professionals through four areas of focus: education, outreach, health care and research.

Education:  Siskin Early Learning Centers provide a preschool education in an inclusive environment where children with and without disabilities learn and play together.

Outreach:  Outreach services offer support programs for families, professionals and college students.

Health Care:  Siskin Center for Developmental Pediatrics provides assessment, diagnosis and treatment to children with or at risk for developmental delays and disorders.

Research:  Siskin Center for Child and Family Research conducts applied research to advance the fields of early childhood development and special education.

The donation was given through ADM Cares. ADM Cares is a social investment program that directs funds to initiatives and organizations that drive "meaningful social, economic and environmental progress worldwide." The program comprises three distinct focus areas: supporting the responsible development of agriculture, improving the quality of life in ADM communities and fostering employee giving and volunteer activities. 


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