Kingston residents Hannah, Katie and Martha will soon be able to enjoy “winter picnics” in their garage and games of Connect 4 with family and friends thanks to a grant from the Community Foundation for Kingston & Area (CFKA).
Sensity was successful in its application to the CFKA’s Fall 2020 Community Grants Program on behalf of our Kingston Supported Independent Living Program. We received our full funding request of $1,384.56 to purchase a wheelchair accessible picnic table and large format Connect 4 game.
Hannah, Katie and Martha, working with Intervenor Services Coordinator Karen Guertin and their Intervenors, are planning to thank the CFKA with a short video.
Meantime, Sensity is grateful and would like to acknowledge CFKA’s support for our project, Accessible Features for People Who Are Deafblind. @CFKingstonArea #thanksCFKA
This was Sensity’s first time applying to CFKA’s grants program.
“We appreciate the financial support, recognition and opportunity to raise awareness of the needs of some unique people who live in Kingston,” said Brian Shypula, Manager of Strategic Engagement with Sensity.
“We certainly look forward to future collaborations with CFKA after this great start,” he added.
The funding helps our Kingston SILP address the effects of the pandemic. Necessary safety measures and restrictions on community activities have also heightened isolation for people who are deafblind.
The accessible picnic table and large format Connect 4 game will enable Hannah, Katie and Martha to enjoy recreational, social and sensory experiences in the safety of their backyard, which is currently without accessible seating.