Volunteers from Lowes Home Improvement stores in Lumberton and Maple Shade recently spent a day working together on a complete makeover of Githens Center’s recreation area. The team of volunteers contructed a gazebo, added new picnic tables and a wheelchair-friendly patio, and replaced faulty gutters. All of the materials were donated by Lowes.
In an article by Nora Muchanic of Channel 6 ABC, Project Manager Anna Simpkins is quoted as saying, “Making a huge commitment doing this, and we love giving back and it’s just a part of what we are and loving the community.” (Read Nora Muchanic’s full artice.)
“This is wonderful. We can’t thank Lowes Home Improvement and the volunteers enough for spending their time, money and effort to make these improvements to our outdoor recreation area,” Githens Center Executive Director John O’Leary said. “This will be a great benefit to the people with disabilities in our community whom we serve.”
The Burlington County Times has a photo gallery online if you’d like to view photos of the day’s activities. You can also visit Githens Center Facebook page for more photos.
Githens Center is a private, non-profit organization that provides programs and services which help meet the physical, therapeutic and social needs of individuals with cerebral palsy or other disabilities and their families.
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