SIDNEY — S&H Products provides support services, community involvement and employment opportunities for adults who have intellectual development disabilities. The Community Foundation of Shelby County’s Match Day campaign has helped them purchase items that improve activities and surroundings for those they assist. This year, gifts will purchase items that support staff and associates and enhance their surroundings.
“Match Day gifts will permit us to buy more adjustable tables, like the ones we bought using 2018 Match Day gifts, and adjustable height basketball hoops to allow people who utilize wheelchairs to play with people who don’t,” said Michelle Herndon, executive director and CEO. “The tables we purchased last year are great and allow people in wheelchairs to sit straight forward and upright. Regular tables are usually not accommodating.”
A portable ramp will be purchased. This will allow access for people who use a wheelchair to locations that don’t have a ramp. “This will eliminate the frustration of arriving at a location but not being able to get inside,” added Herndon.
Gifts will also allow for the replacement of computers and IPads that are used by staff and associates for communication and documentation. Hallways and activity rooms will also get a fresh coat of paint.
“We try to keep the facility looking good for associates and visitors. As careful as everyone tries to be, wheelchairs and daily use just affect the walls. The number of things we can do will depend upon the amount of gifts received in S&H Products’ name,” said Herndon.
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 Dec. 3 to be eligible for up to $5,000 in matching money. Credit card gifts may be made on Dec. 3 only on the Community Foundation site.