We've Met Our Gift Match Challenge!
With budget cuts on the horizon that will dramatically affect behavioral health services, especially to children and adolescents, we are proud to know that our community, as well as family and friends from afar, are behind us. Arundel Lodge reached and surpassed the $50,000 matching gift goal for the construction of our Children and Adolescents Center!
Champion donor Beverly Marcus had these words to say: "We feel so proud of our community for the generous contributions received by Arundel Lodge. But we know that more funds are needed to ensure that the best materials, equipment, and the most highly qualified professionals are secured, enabling Anne Arundel County's children and adolescents to obtain the best services available. We encourage others to donate as the center progresses, and to make this vision a reality."
Special thanks to Beverly and Stephen Marcus for their $50,000 match gift and for their continued efforts to champion this important cause. To date, we have raised a total of $105,800.
Arundel Lodge is grateful to everyone who has contributed to help us meet this goal. Thank you to our most recent donors at the Superhero level, Joanne and Brad Zeiger. At the Hero level, thank you to SL Industries, Severn Town Club, Mike Drummond and Linda Coveleskie.
We recently completed construction on the Center. Karen Osborne and Stephanie Simmons of Karen Renee Interior Design have graciously offered to provide design ideas to make the spaces welcoming to kids.
We'll also need to fill the spaces with all of the necessary equipment, including play therapy toys. Play therapy provides children with selected play materials and facilitates a safe relationship to express feelings, thoughts, experiences, and behaviors through play--children's natural medium of communication.
Below is a list of the toys we are seeking. If you or anyone you know is interested in donating toys, please contact Tanya St. John, Development Director, at 443-433-5928 or email@example.com.
Real-Life and Nurturing Toys
Doll families, doll house and doll house items, baby bottles, puppets, plastic animal families, cars, play money, cash register, kitchen sets, play food, medical kit, phone.
Acting Out, Aggressive, Scary Toys
Bop bag, toy soldiers, guns (colored plastic, not realistic looking), scary/aggressive puppets and animals (alligator, shark, etc.), rubber knife, foam sword, handcuffs.
Creative Expression and Emotional Release Toys
Play sand, sand tray, art materials (paints, paintbrushes, crayons, paper, etc.), craft materials, clay, musical instruments, magic wand, dress-up clothes.
Children's Books and DVDs
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