A big “Thank You” goes out to lodge member Cindy Marks. Cindy, who is a Physical Therapist Assistant, coordinated a lodge charitable project using the money raised from our Cerebral Palsy golf outing to purchase ponchos, made to fit over a child’s wheelchair. These ponchos make life much easier for the child, parents, therapist, and care givers, as they go on much easier than jackets and get them in and out doors much faster, as they are not as cumbersome.
Working in collaboration with Stacie Star at Murray Ridge School in Elyria, who came up with the project name of “Ponchos for Pals”, we were able to obtain sizes and favorite colors for 30 children and provide them a poncho. The feedback from teachers and parents was great:
“These ponchos are amazing”
“Such a thoughtful and useful gift”
Quote from Stacie Star:
“Many don’t understand our kids or the parent’s struggles and what they deal with daily. I wish many more could have seen the impact this made on these families! From the bottom of my heart… THANK YOU!”
Thank you Cindy and Elyria Lodge #465. “Elks Care, Elks Share”