KyADAPT hosted its Seventh Annual Fun Walk in Millennium Park in Danville on Sunday, September 14. The Fun Walk has traditionally been KyADAPT’s most successful fundraising event each year in terms of dollars earned for the organization and number of participants. A final tally of Fun Walk earnings is now being completed and the grand total of the earnings will be posted in this space very soon.
Approximately 120 persons participated in this year’s event, including clients, sponsors, Board members, members, walkers, spectators, and volunteers. Numerous individuals contributed to the Fun Walk’s success (more information on those contributions and photos of the event will also be posted in this space soon).
In addition to the two-mile walk, Fun Walk activities included music by The Five jazz quintet, the traditional Dog Bone Hunt and raffle drawing for prizes, and the sale of craft items, food and drinks.
KyADAPT is truly grateful for the donations of money, time and effort which made the 2014 Fun Walk a success.
KyADAPT plans at least one social event each month. The events are selected by the clients at a group discussion every 4-5 months. The group does a wide variety of things… goes bowling, to the movies, out to eat at ‘fancy’ restaurants, has a hayride/cookout, goes to the Zoo, … we celebrate birthdays, learn crafts, volunteer in the community, … the list of possibilities is endless. The purpose is to get together with friends and “get out of the house.” Behind the scenes, the KyADAPT staff uses these events to help clients learn more social skills, improve their communication skills and to lessen the isolation so often experienced by these folks.
This year KyADAPT has again been selected to participate in the Good Giving Challenge. a partnership of Blue Grass Community Foundation in Lexington and Smiley Pete Publishing. This fundraiser runs from November 3 through December 12. Boyle County’s Hudson-Ellis Foundation has pledged $30,000 to provide a 50% match for all donations made to participating Boyle County non-profit agencies until the matching money is gone. That means your donation (minimum of $10.00) will be worth 50% more!
Prizes and incentives will be given out each week. We will provide ongoing updates as the GoodGiving Guide Challenge progresses via email, Facebook and Twitter. If you use Facebook, be sure to “friend” or “like” us at our Facebook page.
Three fundamental concepts of all KyADAPT services are “Full Communication Access,” “Self-Determination” and “Community.” Your donations during this Challenge will help us provide the services and activities that give deaf adults with other disabilities in our community the chance to interact with others, live independently and participate in community events and activities with relatives and friends.
Watch this space for updates on this year’s Challenge.