Oklahoma Foundation for the Disabled
“Enhancing Possibilities for People with Disabilities”
This grant is requested for construction of a 40’ X 100’ metal building to be used for recreation for our clients who have disabilities.
The Foundation is licensed to care for 96 people per day, plus the Thursday Evening Party with over 150 attending each week. Our client’s ages range from 18 – 67 years. In 2007, we served more than 845 persons with disabilities as well as their families. Space for basketball, pool tables and exercise equipment is extremely limited. In inclement weather, they must stay indoors. The recreation building would allow them to exercise and participate in other activities each day. Exercise is vital for those with disabilities to help maintain their health; also, the ability to participate is great for their self-esteem.
The plan is to have a separate area for the exercise equipment, an open area for the basketball goals, pool tables, foosball machines and other activities. Two handicapped bathrooms and a small snack area will be included in the air-conditioned building.
The land is available for the building and a grant will be received for the landscaping surrounding the building. Also, space will be reserved for outdoor activities, such as horseshoes, volleyball and practice for Special Olympics. A walking trail will be included in the area.
The recreational building is important to the program of the Foundation in providing recreational and social activities to those with disabilities.
To learn more, visit Oklahoma Foundation for the Disabled at www.okfd.org.