Friday, January 23, 2015

Good News Friday!

Today is a good day to thank some good Knights.

The Lafayette Knights of Columbus Council 5237 stopped by Imagine!’s office Tuesday to drop off a very generous donation – more than $3,000! The donation will go to support Imagine!’s Dayspring department’s Community Calendar Activities.

This support makes a huge difference. Daypsring’s Community Calendar Activities introduces families who have a child with a developmental delay or disability to places in our community that offer great activities and opportunities for children to meet their goals through fun and play.

All activities encourage motor, sensory, social-emotional, cognitive and speech-language development. Each location has activities that are age and developmentally appropriate. Activities are centered around play, because play is the primary vehicle for a child’s mental and physical growth. Play has a vital role in cognitive, speech-language, physical, emotional and social development.

Much of young children’s learning takes place when they direct their own play. Learning occurs as children touch, manipulate, experiment and talk about things, while interacting with people who facilitate without directing. During play, children are provided with sensory experiences and opportunities to move. Young children need to climb, run, jump and challenge themselves motorically. Children are natural explorers and instinctively touch, taste, hear and observe the world around them.

The Knights raised the majority of this donation at the Lafayette King Soopers during their Tootsie Roll Drive.

A big thank you goes out to the Knights of Columbus and the Lafayette King Soopers for supporting Dayspring and the families they serve.

Pictured below, from left to right, are Julie Hartman, Director of Imagine!’s Dayspring department, Knight Louis Abila, Knight Don Jung, Imagine! Foundation Director Patti Micklin, and Knight Wayne Stetson.

1 comment:

  1. Marissa Tabak, Case ManagerJanuary 24, 2015 at 9:54 AM

    Such a generous donation!

    "Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning." -Fred Rogers