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Lekotek Presentation


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Lekotek Presentation

  1. 1. Lekotek of Georgia Making a difference for children with disabilities… Where every child finds success and learns through play!
  2. 2. Agency Mission • Lekotek‟s mission is to include children with disabilities into their families, schools and communities. • Lekotek is making a difference for children with autism, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, hearing and/or visual impairments, genetic disorders, developmental delays and chronic and s sometimes terminal illnesses.
  3. 3. Description of Agency • Imagine you want to play a board game but cannot see the board or pieces. • Imagine you want to email a friend or play a computer game but your hands are ‘fisted’ and you cannot type. • With adapted toys, educational materials and computer equipment, Lekotek of Georgia makes it possible for every child to play and learn along the way.
  4. 4. Lekotek is Unique • With an expert staff using adapted toys and computer equipment, every child is a “player”, participating and experiencing success • Lekotek helps parents focus on abilities rather than disabilities. • Lekotek provides community resources to parents, disability awareness to schools and develops innovative software and computer products.
  5. 5. Lekotek Provides Low Tech and High Tech Solutions • Low tech solutions can be as simple as knobs on puzzles. • High tech solutions include adapted joysticks with guards that cost four to five hundred dollars.
  6. 6. Description of Proposed Project • Charity funds will be used exclusively at the Alpharetta location to acquire adapted toys, educational materials and computer equipment. • Charity Funds will increase personnel to provide services to ten families on the waiting list at the Alpharetta site. • Lekotek needs your help as the demand for these specialized services increase.
  7. 7. Project Costs and CG Grant Request Increased Personnel to accommodate children on waiting list $ 9,250 Adapted Software 5,200 Touch Windows 3,750 Communication Devices 2,550 Switch Button Computer Activation 1,250 Head Mouse Computer Activation 3,000 Total CG Request $25,000 Appreciative CG Recipient: 2001 - $68,000 2003 - $40,000 2009 - $ 5,000
  8. 8. Annual Budget and Revenue Streams Fiscal Year 09/10 Budget Personnel Expense $ 230,500 Operating Expense 110,000 Program Service Exp 134,500 Total Expense 475,000 Membership Dues 16,000 Fundraising/Contributions 360,500 Special Events 98,500 Total Income $ 475,000
  9. 9. Agency Strengths • Imparts a ‘can-do’ attitude for children that largely are met with so many „can-nots‟. • Lekotek does not employ secretarial staff or fundraising personnel. • The most recent 990 shows 91% of every dollar is allocated to direct services. • Only 6% is allocated for administrative expenses and 3% on fundraising.