We would like to say a BIG “Thank You!” to the Ohio Elks Association and the Toledo-Sylvania Elks Lodge #53!

The Ohio Elks Cerebral Palsy (CP) Fund just awarded Sara’s Garden $12,814 towards the construction of its new Visual & Auditory Stimulation Literacy Room, Quiet Therapy Room, and Family Changing Room to meet the growing needs of our regional special education school, New Horizons Academy in Wauseon. NHA serves special needs students and their families from 20 different school districts and nine different Ohio counties. These therapy room conversions are so important in addressing the educational and training needs, functional and independent care needs, and the therapy and treatment needs of our special needs students and Summer Skills Camp participants. Thank you, Ohio Elks Association!

The Ohio Elks Association provides financial aid to established Cerebral Palsy Treatment Centers, and Sara’s Garden is honored to be one of their chosen programs. Every year, Ohio Elks Lodges from across the state raise money to support organizations, which provide care, treatment, training, and rehabilitation for individuals with Cerebral Palsy. We are so grateful to the Ohio Elks Association, the CP Fund Board, the Ohio Northwest District #6920, and the Toledo-Sylvania Elks Lodge #53 for this grant. For more information on the Ohio Elks Association or the Toledo-Sylvania Elks Lodge #53 or to make a donation to the CP Fund, please call 419-841-6653.

Thank you Toledo-Sylvania Elks Lodge Exalted Ruler Terry Harrison and Leading Knight Cynthia Savickus for presenting the CP Fund check to Sara’s Garden Director Matt Rychener, along with the assistance of Loyal Knight Terri Harrison, and Esquire and CP Chairman Chuck Hilyard, Jr. As you can see from our pictures, sensory stimulation and integration are integral parts of Sara’s Garden’s Summer Camp and New Horizons Academy’s Conductive Education (CE) Program for children with cerebral palsy; so from the bottom of our kids’ hearts, “Thank you, Ohio Elks!”

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