The word is normally associated with phrases such as frail or delicate. When it comes to children, including those living with challenges that are medically-based, ranging from wheelchair lifts, specialty seating, therapy bikes, and other related items, some of which may not be fully covered by private insurance or Medicaid, their situation can be critical health-wise and otherwise.
As a response to a quietly growing area of concern, Post-Properties, Inc. and Fragile Kids Foundation are partnering on an initiative to support efforts to address the gap, as well as provide a sense of uplift and encouragement. Through the company’s nonprofit arm, the Post HOPE Foundation, they are able to help provide access to resources to those in need, and with their recent birthday bash box drive, along with their forthcoming Day of Service, they are able to lend support and awareness for the work being done.
“We are so thankful for Post Properties’ continual participation,” said Carolyn Polakowski, Executive Director of Fragile Kids. “From the birthday boxes to donations for equipment, we’re grateful for community support to help bring smiles to the fragile children of Georgia.”
Starting in June and concluding at the end of this month (August), the company’s drive encourages Post’s employees to donate items needed for the birthday bash, covering including cake mix, icing, decorations, candles, and other related items. The items go towards the creation of the birthday baskets that are delivered on a monthly basis to provide children with a sense of cheerfulness and merriment for their special day.
“We’re counting down to the Day of Service in October, so we can work face-to-face with Fragile Kids,” said Virginia Means, Executive Director of Post HOPE Foundation. “The birthday box drive is one step toward building awareness and momentum in support of this great cause.”
The culmination of the drive gears up to the larger aforementioned day (of service), with a goal of serving at least 400 children. For those interested in supporting through the sponsorship of a basket, you are encouraged to visit their site (click HERE for details).
The Fragile Kids Foundation provides assistance opportunities to those who are the parent or legal guardian of a medically fragile child (21 and younger) provided they are a legal US citizen with primary residence in Georgia. Bathing and toileting equipment, strollers, and other items are provided through their efforts and programming.
Working together with others redoubles said efforts and can create a longer-lasting impact.
It makes the people they serve and those who are serving stronger.