ECCF grants support Elkwood Arts woodworking

St. Marys, PA, October 3, 2017: The Board of Directors of the Elk County Community Foundation (ECCF) is pleased to announce that Elkwood Arts, a program of Dickinson Center, Inc. was awarded grant for $7,400 from the Harrison & Muriel Dauer Stackpole Family Fund and Elk County Community Development Fund to refurbish their well-used laser engraver machine.
Elkwood Arts is a licensed vocational facility providing training and sheltered employment to intellectually and developmentally disabled adults, producing excellent quality, hand-made wood products. The program has given individuals with these disabilities the chance to maximize their independence, integrate into the community, and above all, a chance to work.

Located at 43 Servidea Drive in Ridgway, Elkwood Arts teaches the skills to create, market and sell the products generated. The 15 consumers who participate in this program produce top quality products including cutting boards, favors, clocks, cabinets, bottle openers, waste baskets, frames, benches, wall signs, wine bottle toppers and many more unique products. Products can be viewed on their website at or stop by and see for yourself the beautiful gift items that are the outcome of this vocational program.
The Elk County Community Foundation is a non-profit organization that strives to strengthen our region through development, stewardship and grant making as it works with donors to achieve their philanthropic goals. For more information contact ECCF at 834-2125, by email at, or visit their website at
Pictured left to right: Janet Leahy, Elkwood Arts Graphic Designer; Nancy Hoffman, Foundation Board member; Heidi Thomas, DCI Executive Director; Paula Eddy, Elk County Community Foundation Executive Director; Tim Thomas, Elkwood Arts Production Manager; Ken Staurt, Elkwood Arts Carpenter