The multi-sensory program at the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind was very fortunate to have a wonderful donation from Landon Dunham with the help of his 4-H group, Saddles and Smiles from Jefferson County, Charles Town. The multi-sensory program consists of deaf, blind or deaf-blind students from 3-21 years of age with severe cognitive and physical challenges.

This is the 3rd year Landon and his 4-H group have taken on this department as part of their yearly project. This year, many items for the students’ swim therapy sessions with the occupational therapist were purchased. Life jackets, swimsuits, floating boards, swim noodles and swim toys were donated to the students. They also purchased iTune cards for the teachers to purchase communication apps for the students’ iPads. Gift cards were donated for some of the students’ families who are in need. Many products from Lemongrass Spa were also donated. Things like shampoo, soaps, lotions, aromatherapy sprays, lip balms, healing balms and more were donated to the children.

They presented each student with a gift bag and a tactile and brailed Christmas card. All together they were able to donate $2,600 worth of items to benefit the students in the department. It was a wonderful Christmas event that was enjoyed by all.

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