SKSF announces grants received to support programs for individuals with disabilities

By Published On: October 6, 2020

October 6, 2020 – Colorado Springs, CO: Over the past few months, Special Kids Special Families received several grants to help support programs for individuals with disabilities. A Walmart Foundation grant for ,000 was presented to SKSF Development and Communications Manager by Store Manager, Rick Lucas from Walmart Colorado Springs – E Platte Ave (3201 E. Platte Ave). These funds will assist low income families whose children attend SKSF’s Zach’s Place program.

Jon Karroll receives grant check from Walmart Store Manager Rick Lucas.

In addition, Special Kids Special Families Development and Communications Manager, Jon Karroll was presented with a $5,000 community grant check from Store Manager, Martin Lujan from Walmart Colorado Springs – Space Center Dr (1575 Space Center Dr. at Powers & Palmer Park) as Lujan’s management team looks on. The check represents a Walmart Community Grant and the money will be used to help low income families and fund transportation needs at Zach’s Place.

Walmart Store Manager, Martin Lujan presents grant check to Jon Karroll

SKSF has also received various other grants from the following foundations: Credit Union of Colorado Foundation ($1500) to support families receiving respite care at Zach’s Place program; Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation grant ($6,000) to help support SKSF Adult Services gardening program; Monument Hill Foundation grant ($2,000), Innovating Worthy Projects Foundation ($5,000) & Healthy Childcare Colorado ($5,000) – all to help fund Zach’s Place center for children with disabilities and their families. Grants and donor support are critical to the operation of Zach’s Place center since most families pay for respite/childcare services using a sliding scale fee service based on income. SKSF turns no one away because of inability to pay.