Attendees to the 6th Annual Give A Kid A Lift fundraising event, held March 20th at The Ironwood Stage & Grill in Calgary, were treated to excellent music by 5 bands and raised over $10,000 for this excellent charity.
All In One Mobility of Portland, Oregon have captured the Garaventa Lift Project of the Month for February, 2016. Their installation of two inclined platform lifts at the Willamette Community Church have allowed for accessibility to the church and to the adjoining school.
Willamette Community Church in Albany, Oregon
Garaventa Artira curving inclined platform lift
Inclined Platform Lift at Willamette Community Church
The church opted for a custom color Xpress II on the west side for church access, and a custom color five stop Artira on the east side for school access.
Congratulations to Canwest Elevator & Lifts of Calgary Alberta for their fantastic, inspiring program, “Give A Kid A Lift”. In conjunction with Easter Seals, Canwest employees dedicate time and resources to fundraising. Every year for the past 5 years, they have managed to raise enough funds and corporate support to allow for a lift to be installed of the home of a needy family.
Calgary lift contractor facilitates lift for needy family
This year, the recipients are the Hitchcock family, Andy, Jay and Caleb. 6-year-old Caleb has been diagnosed with polymicrogyria, the result of an underdeveloped brain. He now requires a lift to travel safely between floors. Caleb’s father Andy says, “We knew we needed help because we were lifting him all of the time everywhere.” Once the event organizers learned of the family’s struggles, they were selected to receive the lift.
Caleb Hitchcock can now travel safely between floors at home.
The Give A Kid A Lift program conducts an annual fundraising event at The Ironwood in downtown Calgary. Look for the next event to be announced for mid-March, 2016.