SIDNEY — S&H Products provides support services, community involvement and employment opportunities for adults who have development disabilities. The Match Day campaign has helped them purchase items that improve activities and surroundings for those they serve. This year, they will use gifts to purchase two items that support staff and associates.
“We ask for this year’s Match Day gifts to help purchase a wheelchair accessible vending machine and an electric changing table,” said S&H Products Executive Director/CEO Michelle Herndon. “The vending machine allows people the opportunity to make their own choices, encourages independence, and provides important accessibility to something everyone else takes for granted. Imagine needing to ask for help every time you want a drink or a snack; it is like an adult having to ask permission for something they know they want. This is a dignity purchase.”
“The electric changing table is to replace old tables. Being able to adjust the height of the table allows for safer assistance. Staff of varying heights can use the same table without discomfort or injury to their backs. We are very excited and grateful for Match Day.”
To support S&H Products on Match Day, gifts must be made payable to the Community Foundation of Shelby County with: Match/S&H Products noted on the memo or in an accompanying note or form. Details and forms are available at the Community Foundation website at commfoun.com and at S&H Products, 435 Stolle Ave., Sidney. Gifts must be received on or before Nov. 30 to be eligible for matching money. Credit card gifts may be made only on Nov. 30.
The Community Foundation of Shelby County holds its Match Day event annually on Giving Tuesday. Twenty-three local charities will ask supporters to make a gift to the Community Foundation that will be matched up to a total of $5,000 per charity.
Match Day participating organizations have a 501(c)(3) tax status and an organization fund within the Community Foundation of Shelby County with an asset balance exceeding the Foundation’s fund minimum. Gifts received will not be placed into an organization’s fund, but instead will be returned to the organization for its work in the community.