SIDNEY — S&H Products provides services and supports which enhance personal and vocational skills of adults with developmental disabilities. Individuals served have wide ranging needs, but all are striving toward more involvement in work, community and leisure activities. Sometimes, the right equipment becomes the difference in whether a person can participate or not.
This year’s Match Day gifts will help S&H Products purchase adjustable tables and stationary chairs, as well as an ice machine.
“The purpose of the adjustable tables is to have better inclusion for people who use a wheelchair in areas such as work, art, activities and eating,” said Michelle Herndon, executive director. “The tables adjust to allow someone in a wheelchair to get under the table and sit in a typical fashion along with people who don’t use a wheelchair. Most standard tables are too low for many wheelchairs to slide under them or they have feet or bars that prohibit someone in a wheelchair from getting close to the table.”
New chairs are also on the wish list to replace chairs that have rollers, making them unsafe for people with mobility difficulties, and to update broken chairs. An ice machine will provide ice for frequent community activities when participants pack coolers of cold lunches and drinks.
“Our goal is to enrich lives through a wide variety of meaningful activities which address health, socialization, self-advocacy, communication and lifelong learning,” said Herndon. “Match Day gifts will help us purchase some basic, but essential items that will really benefit the people we serve.”
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 www.commfoun.com and at S&H Products. Gifts must be received on or before Nov. 27 to be eligible for up to $5,000 in matching money.