Last Wednesday, members from Rexall gathered at the Children’s Treatment Centre to present a cheque for $5,000 in support of the Butterfly Building Campaign.
The demand for specialized therapy for children and youth with special needs is growing in Chatham-Kent, with one in nine CK children accessing the CTC-CK for physiotherapy, speech therapy, audiology, adapted recreation, music therapy, social work, occupational therapy, autism services, and respite. The Butterfly Building Campaign will support building a larger, state-of-the-art facility that will better accommodate the growing caseload.
This is the second significant donation the CTC-CK has received from the Rexall Foundation, who focuses their giving on enhancing the health and well-being of Canadian communities. The Rexall Foundation’s $5,000 is earmarked to support the new building’s Adapted Recreation program.
“The CTC-CK’s Adapted Recreation program allows children and youth with special needs to enjoy quality recreation opportunities, while being physically active” Stated Donna Litwin-Makey, Executive Director of the Children’s Treatment Centre. Litwin-Makey continued, “Adapted Rec also assists participants with physiotherapy goals and strengthening, communication and social skills, transitions, and turn taking- all transferable skills allowing for more participation in recreation programs outside of the Centre and throughout the community”.
The CTC-CK is the only organization in Chatham-Kent with 70 years of experience providing specialized, quality therapy to children and youth with special needs in our community. Support from business like the Rexall Foundation help ensure that the CTC-CK can continue helping Chatham-Kent children and youth participate in life to the fullest.