Kansas Elks Training Center for the Handicapped (KETCH) today announced that it has received a generous donation from the Kansas Elks Association’s Ladies Major Project.
The gift of more than $19,000 will be utilized for the construction of an outdoor space for persons served in KETCH day and work services programs. The outdoor space will be primarily used as a break and lunch area. The organization plans to bring in shrubs, trees, install picnic tables, benches, and a fence for safety.
“The funds raised through the Ladies Major Project allows KETCH to make improvements that directly impact our clients,” said Ron Pasmore, president/CEO. “This outdoor recreation area will be greatly appreciated by our clients.”
According to Alex Vague, program coordinator for the Program for Adaptive Care and Environment (PACE), individuals in his program will be able to utilize the space as a calming environment. Vague also plans to use the space for sensory training for individuals who have autism.
The Kansas Elks Associations’ Ladies Major Project Committee spearheads an annual fundraising initiative, working year-round to raise funds for KETCH. The Kansas Elks Association adopted KETCH as its major project in the early 1960s and has since continued to provide board governance and monetary contributions.