Disabilities association appreciates donated money

The Red Deer Chapter of the Learning Disabilities Association of Alberta wishes to extend heartfelt appreciation to the citizens in Central Alberta and to the media who continue to assist us in getting information out to the public about the need of financial support so that we can continue to provide services to those with learning disabilities or who work with those with learning disabilities.

The Red Deer Chapter of the Learning Disabilities Association of Alberta wishes to extend heartfelt appreciation to the citizens in Central Alberta and to the media who continue to assist us in getting information out to the public about the need of financial support so that we can continue to provide services to those with learning disabilities or who work with those with learning disabilities.

Fending off closure for another month, after 21 years, has met with a degree of success as confirmed financial assistance towards our 2010-2011 budget projections of $212,000 has come in the form of donations from: Sun Life Financial ($2,600), Cecil Holmes ($1,000), Ken Sproule ($1,000 who also challenges other Rotarians and businesses to donate), MindBodyFX ($200 donation plus challenge to other health and wellness professionals PLUS is donating 2 ½ per cent of their first month’s profit on their new business venture), Bott Construction ($100), and Janis and Robin Brown ($50).

The Centennial Rotary Club and the Pediatric Consultants Group have pledged assistance although the amounts are as yet unknown. Additionally, the United Way is considering an emergency funding grant which will be decided upon in the near future.

To add to the excitement and support, a generous anonymous donation of three tickets to the Sept. 19 Justin Bieber Concert at Rexall Place in Edmonton was later complimented by the Silver Birch Hotels and Resorts Group with a donation of an Executive Suite at the Ramada Hotel and includes breakfast the following morning.

This package will be auctioned off on the radio at the end of June. As tickets for this performance are sold out, this should be a hot item. Listen to the radio for more information.

The LA Radio Group of Sunny 94 and the KRAZE and Big 105 have been instrumental in informing the public as have the Red Deer Express and the Red Deer Advocate.

Registrations continue for the Summer Reading, Writing and Math one-on-one multidisciplinary tutoring program beginning July 5th for ages 5+ – seniors and the two social competence Kinship Camps for ages 7-9 and 10-12 years taking place starting July 12-16th and July 19-23rd. These week long day camps will be held at the Deer Park Community Centre. Please contact April or Andrea at 403-340-3885 for information and to secure a place for your child.

Investing in those with learning disabilities is the best investment that anyone can make in terms of social profit. We take your donation and help keep kids off the street and out of prison by building up their self-esteem, knowledge base, social skills, and support them to succeed in school and in life.

We advocate on your behalf promoting public awareness and education about learning disabilities through presentations to groups or schools and through our Speakers Series of presentations. Your investment in the Red Deer chapter will have a substantial return!

If you require more information about the LDAA-Red Deer Chapter, please contact me at your earliest convenience at 403-340-3885. I would be more than pleased to carry on this conversation with you.

Sheryl Krill,

Executive Director

Learning Disabilities Association

Red Deer Chapter

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