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Deadline for Maria Love fund applications is Jan. 28

Applications are available now for grants from the Maria M. Love Convalescent Fund. Non-profit organizations in Erie County may request grants ranging from $1,000 to $5,000.

To qualify, the organizations must provide assistance to people with medically related conditions while promoting independence and enhancing their quality of life. Grant proceeds must be used toward programs or operational costs. For an application, visit marialovefund.org. Deadline is Jan. 28.

Maria M. Love, a pioneer social worker in Buffalo who founded the first day care center in the U.S., established the fund in 1903.