We Promise Foundation Gives $7,500 for Play Equipment

CHILDREN OF ST. MARY’S HOME HAVE MORE FUN THANKS TO WE PROMISE FOUNDATION GRANT

NORFOLK, Va. – Oct. 16, 2008 –St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children is pleased to announce that the Chartway Federal Credit Union’s We Promise Foundation has given a $7,500 grant to help buy and install  play equipment specially designed for children with disabilities.

The equipment, including a wheelchair-accessible glider now installed in a new playground at St. Mary’s, enhances the physical, social and cognitive development of children with disabilities. A dedication was held recently and the playground is now open for the children of St. Mary’s and their families.

About St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children

St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children in Norfolk has been caring for Virginia children for almost 65 years, since 1944. The private, nonprofit Home is the only pediatric long-term-care residential facility of its kind in Virginia and one of about 100 nationwide, providing around-the-clock, complex care for up to 92 children and young adults with severe disabilities. For more information, visit www.saintmaryshome.org or call (757) 622-2208 or (800) 237-6555.

Contact:

Sonja Barisic, Marketing Communications Manager
St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children
6171 Kempsville Circle, Norfolk, VA 23502
office 757.622.2208 ext. 331
mobile 757.412.7071
email sbarisic@smhdc.org