Background

Deepwood Foundation, located in Mentor, will receive grant funds to purchase adaptive equipment used by children with handicaps and developmental disabilities. Deepwood Foundation’s mission is to empower individuals with developmental disabilities: to enrich the quality of their lives by providing support, advocacy, grants and resources; and to promote community awareness. This grant application was endorsed by McDonald’s Owner/Operator Allen D. Smith, owner of several McDonald’s restaurants in Lake and Ashtabula counties.