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Having a Swinging Time

By August 31, 2020 No Comments

Sensity and the people we support are benefiting from the federal government’s $350-million Emergency Community Support Fund program intended to help charities and non-profits during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sensity was successful in several grant applications for equipment and technology to help our individual’s better cope with the added isolation brought on by the pandemic.

For the Resource Centre in Paris, we received a grant for $3,729 to purchase a wheelchair accessible swing and several accessories. The accessories include different seats for the swing when the wheelchair platform is removed, ensuring as many people are possible are able to use and enjoy it. Riding a swing has therapeutic benefits as well as providing exercise.

Thanks to maintenance coordinator Dennis Vecchiato and communications coordinator Sam Gaspar for putting the swing together.

We were also successful in obtaining a $2,386 grant for a wheelchair swing for the Kingston Supported Independent Living Program from the County Foundation for Kingston and Area. We hope Hannah, Katie and Martha enjoy the swing, which will be located in the yard of their home.

We are grateful for the support of the Government of Canada and the following organization:
Brant Community Foundation
Community Foundation for Kingston and Area
Community Foundation of Halton North.
United Way of Peterborough and Area.
Community Foundations of Canada.
United Way of Peterborough and Area held a Zoom media conference with Peterborough-Kawartha MP Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development, on Thursday to announce details of its local funding. The organization distributed more than $366,000 to 35 non-profits and charities in the community.

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