Wishes come true for The Point’s Zembrodt Education Center – LINK nky

by | Oct 25, 2022 | Education

Whiskey and Wishes, a NKY-based collective giving group, awarded The Point Arc’s Zembrodt Education Center a $25,000 grant.

The goal of the ZEC is to provide individuals with intellectual and developmental differences the opportunity to learn how to independently function in a kitchen, starting with grocery shopping and ending with proper clean-up skills after eating a meal.

“I am so excited to receive the Whiskey and Wishes Grant for $25,000 for the ZEC,” said Brandon Releford, executive director for the ZEC. “Our vision includes partnering with local chefs to teach introductory cooking skills; including safety and sanitation, food preparation and creativity, nutrition and more.”

Founded in 2019, Whiskey and Wishes couples a love for great whiskey with giving back to create “cask-strength kindness” throughout Northern Kentucky and the Greater Cincinnati region.

Through a collective giving model, Whiskey and Wishes leverages the resources of individuals to make transformative grants, benefiting nonprofit organizations focused on bridging the gap between potential and opportunity for children in our community.

The Point/Arc celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. The nonprofit organization based in Covington was founded by a group of parents for the educational rights of their children, who were diagnosed with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

“The Zembrodt Education Center is seeing such growth and development,” Releford …

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