Austin, TX, May 09, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Elks Lodge #201 in Austin, Texas received a $10,000 grant from the Elks National Foundation to provide activities for children with special needs. During 2013 there will be six day trips to Morgan's Wonderland, in San Antonio. Each trip will have about 20 children, accompanied by a family member. The first of six trips are May 18, 2013, provided for the benefit of the Austin Autism Society.
Children will experience the joy of visiting an amusement park, Morgan's Wonderland. This ultra-accessible facility accommodates the needs of individuals with mental, cognitive, or physical disabilities, providing them the sense of independence. The first group of participants will be met by the park’s founder, philanthropist Gordon Hartman. Hartman, inspired by his daughter, build the part when he realized the tremendous need for accessible outdoor recreational facilities for individuals with special needs.
Fun and fellowship in a relaxing and safe environment provides each child the opportunity to build communication and social skills. Their caregivers enjoy a day relaxing with their child and creating lasting memories, while building relationships with others in the community.
Elk team members will accompany the group to serve lunch and facilitate fun throughout the day. The activity is just one of many service projects the lodge undertakes each year to promote the four principles: fidelity, justice, brotherly love, and charity.
Carrie York, Loyal Knight
700 Dawson Road
Austin, Texas 78704
For more information:
Elks Lodge #201 http://www.elkslodge201.org/
Elk's National Foundation Impact Grant http://www.elks.org/ENF/community/news.cfm?StoryID=82957
Morgan's Wonderland http://www.morganswonderland.com/