Owners of the Kid SpOt Center in Campbellsville, Brandy Close and Jennifer Kouk have dreamed of bringing an inclusive playground to their town for years. Now, with the help of Kendyl and Friends Foundation, a 510c3 non-profit, their dreams are becoming a reality!
This beautiful, custom designed playground will include a large, ramp accessible jungle gym, double-bay wheelchair swing, inclusive swings, mommy and me swings, an accessible merry go round, accessible teeter todder, sensory maze, balance beam, inclusive spinner, musical instruments, and a rubberized flooring special designed to accommodate those who require mobility assistance.
With the help of volunteers, the community is looking to raise $350,000 for this beautiful playground that will benefit children of ALL ABILITIES! All donations for the Kendyl and Friends Playground, Kid SpOt Campus are tax deductible! There are a variety of ways to make a contribution to make this dream a reality! You can donate directly online via PayPal, Facebook Donation, Credit Card payments, or via mail.
Checks for this project should be made to: Kendyl and Friends Foundation with The Kid SpOt Campus in the memo.
Checks can be mailed to either of the following addresses:
Kendyl and Friends Foundation OR The Kid SpOt Center
P.O. Box 298 50 Gene Cash Road
Burgin, KY 40310 Campbellsville, KY 42718
"We want all children and families to have a fun, safe, and accessible place to come and just enjoy each other. Finding Kendyl and Friends Foundation has been an answer to prays and being able to bring this playground to our community is a dream come true. We are abundantly blessed and over the moon excited to get this project started." -Brandy Close
The Kendyl and Friends Playground, Kid SpOt Campus will be located at 50 Gene Cash Road, Campbellsville, KY 42718!
Free pool party for all special needs/disabled children/adults and their families! Please join us for an afternoon of swimming, splashing, and fellowship! *This event is open to all special needs/disabled children/adults*
Kendyl and Friends Foundation is proud to announce, Nicholas ”Alex” Caton, senior at Mercer County Senior High School, as the 2019 recipient of the KFF Special Education Scholarship. This scholarship was founded in 2017 for a high school Senior who plans to major in Special Education.
Alex is the epitome of a top-notch student. He is always prepared, determined, and highly motivated. Throughout his high school career, Alex has always excelled and lettered academically. He received the Kentucky Hight School Athletic Association Academic All-State for baseball as a junior, 2018 Kentucky Youth Salute, and the Mercer County Youth Leadership Award.
Alex also chooses to be a Christian leader outside of the classroom while participating in organizations and working. He is a member of the Harrodsburg Baptist Youth Group, FCA, Beta Club, and Pep Club. He has been a member of the varsity baseball team since his freshman year of high school. Alex also has juggled the responsibilities of various jobs since 2012: lawn work, Coach Pitch Umpire, CC Auto, Harrodsburg Baptist Church Hoops referee, and a Coach for the Overcomers Baseball league for special needs and disabled children.
During this time with the Overcomers, his love for working with disabled children intensified. He used his time wisely to learn more about various disabilities and connect with special needs families.
Alex plans to attend Eastern Kentucky University in the Fall of 2019 where he will major in Special Education.
There is no doubt that Alex Caton is a true leader and we could not be more proud to honor him with this scholarship!
YOU can help us help others, JUST BY SIGNING UP AND SHOPPING AT KROGER! Registering for KENDYL AND FRIENDS FOUNDATION takes about 60 seconds to complete!! *** WITH THE NEW KROGER PROGRAM, WE DO HAVE A NEW NUMBER! PLEASE BE SURE TO CHECK/UPDATE YOUR COMMUNITY REWARD TODAY!
1. Register online at: krogercommunityrewards.com
2. Click on Sign In/Register
3. Click on Edit Kroger Community Rewards information and input your Kroger Plus card number.
4. Enter NPO number: GK838
(To verify you are enrolled correctly, you will see your organization’s name on the right side of your information page)
5. YOU'RE DONE!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT
Proud recipient of the 2018 Hudson-Ellis Foundation Grant to hire interpreters for deaf and hard of hearing children
Photos contributed Karen Schulz interprets for Toby Mills during Island Adventure Camp this summer at the Community Arts Center. In 2018, 17 local nonprofits were awarded a grant through the Hudson-Ellis Fund, and will use the money to continue offering interpreting during programs.