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Meet Caleb...

Caleb is a happy and spirited 8 year old boy who was born with Polymicrogyria. This brain malformation causes him to have multiple seizures and contributes to significant physical and mental developmental delays. Adopted at birth, Caleb’s parents Andy and Jay have worked hard to provide a loving home for both Caleb and his recently adopted sister Lily. Lily too has had her challenges coming from China at 3½ years old and adjusting to a new life in Calgary. Once here, she also had to go through surgery to correct a severe cleft palate – a lot for a toddler to deal with she but is thriving with the love and support of her parents and Caleb.

ARK is thrilled to be able to help Caleb and his family by providing a much-needed renovation to the family bathroom. Now that Caleb is getting bigger and heavier to lift and carry, their typical ‘70’s bathroom makes every day very difficult.  ARK will renovate the bathroom to make it fully accessible with wheelchair access as well as a roll in shower. Andy will no longer have to carry Caleb into the tub from his wheelchair in the hallway.
The estimated cost of this renovations is roughly $30,000. We hope to raise half of the cost through donations of labour and materials from our great supportive team of trades and suppliers. The balance will come through cash donations from generous donors such as yourself. If you would like to help ARK help Caleb and his family, please do not hesitate to contact us - your support would be greatly appreciated!
ARK - Accessibility Renovations for Kids is a Calgary non-profit, whose goal is to ease the daily lives of children with mobility challenges by renovating or modifying their family home to make it more accessible.

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Giving Tuesday

After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, is Giving Tuesday - a day dedicated to giving back. Join others in supporting ARK and our current project to help Caleb and his family. Be part of the Giving Tuesday Canada movement this Tuesday, November 28th, 2017.

Heather & Neil talk about ARK and explain how through Giving Tuesday you can help Caleb and his family

Do you know a child...

that could use the help of an ARK renovation? We are always accepting nominations for upcoming renos. Forms are available on our website so please help us spread the word.

How You Can Help...

With a Simple Click
One big way everyone can help right now is to simply forward this newsletter on to your friends - the more people who know about ARK, the more children we can help! And you can also help us with Caleb's renovations by visiting our website to donate online

With a Bit of Time
We have a great team of volunteers on our Board but are always welcoming new members. There are a variety of opportunities with a wide range of time commitment from just occasional to more involved. If you think you might be interested, please contact Sue Trefry and she will be happy to meet and find the best way for you to join us at ARK.


With a Few Resources
Perhaps you or someone you know can help support ARK through 'in kind' donations of materials or labour or are interested in financially supporting ARK in some way. Please contact Cindy Eberth to discuss sponsorship or any form of donations.

Once again, we cannot thank you enough for your support and look forward to keeping you up to date as we take on the challenge of renovations to help children with mobility challenges.

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