Plainville PARC chosen as recipient for annual community service project

Plainville PARC chosen as recipient for annual community service project


PLAINVILLE — PARC, a non-profit that provides family-centered services for people with developmental disabilities, will receive some building and grounds improvements to its facility on East Maple Street thanks to employees at Loureiro Engineering.

“This is really going to help us out,” said Erica Donovan, PARC, Inc. executive director.

She said Loureiro, headquartered on Northwest Drive, informed PARC that it was chosen as this year’s community service project recipient.

“We believe in the cause,” said Bob Heslin, director of procurement and facilities at Loureiro. “We love their mission.”

Every year since 2000 Loureiro has chosen a local project to donate its services to for a day in October.

In the past the company has done service projects at Wheeler Clinic, the Plainville Food Pantry, Norton Park and the Pequabuck River.

Last year the engineering company worked with the Ragged Mountain Foundation to do trail redevelopment and clean up of the hiking paths.

On Oct. 21, over 40 Loureiro employee volunteers are scheduled to renovate the grounds of PARC, including new paint, new windows, a fence and a new storage shed.

“We’ve outgrown our current shed,” Donovan said.

She said a new shed will allow the organization to store more supplies and event signs outside rather than taking up space inside the building.

“There will be a more usable space inside,” she said. “More function space.”

Loureiro is holding a shed design contest among its employees. The winning design will be built.

Loureiro will also install five new windows to replace aging windows in the building.

“It will help with energy costs,” Donovan said.

Work was done on site Thursday to remove a few trees in preparation for the improvements. 203-317-2448 Twitter: @KusReporter

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