The Iowa State Council's Executive Committee recently awarded $46,720 in funds to 11 charitable organizations across the state. These funds come from the Campaign for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities program that over 200 local councils participate. 10% of the donations received annually are distributed by the state council for larger-scaled projects. Each year, Special Olympics Iowa receives $25,000 to support its mission and programs.
The recent gifts include-
Everyone Plays, Clear Lake $5,500
Building an all-inclusive playground for kids with all levels of abilities.
Camp High Hopes, Sioux City $5,000
Building an adaptive restroom as part of an overall capital campaign project.
Discovery Living, Cedar Rapids $5,000
Making modifications to a new home for adults being kicked out a existing living situations. Discovery Living was founded by four brother Knights of Columbus
Dubuque Miracle League, Dubuque $5,000
Support the creation of a miracle baseball complex and all-inclusive playground
Mid-Iowa Workshop, Marshalltown $5,000
Replace the cardboard bailer to return jobs to 15 adults with developmental disabilities
Opportunity Living, Lake City/Rockwell City $5,000
Support the replacement of a wheelchair accessible van
Pella Inclusive Playground, Pella $5,000 Building an all-inclusive playground for kids with all levels of abilities.
Progress Industries, Newton $5,000
Support the interactive landscaping and sculpture project, donated in honor of State Chaplain Fr. William Reynolds
Happy Joe's Kids Foundation, Eldridge $3,220
Support the placement of an interactive robot to provide special needs students access to school functions/field trips when their disability prevents them from participating in person
Mississippi Bend AEA & Sawhill Museum, Clinton $2,000 Purchasing equipment durable and suitable for kids of all abilities, and to be the presenting sponsor at a night of fun at Sawhill Museum
Special Olympics Iowa, Des Moines $1,000
Annual sponsorship of the golf tournament named after Past State Deputy and long-time SOI supporter Jim Jordan