Pawnee Valley Community Hospital (PVCH) Foundation wanted to demonstrate its support for local The young people and their families as they adapt to COVID-19 protocols and guidelines.
The result is more than 900 sensory kits being delivered to all students in Larned USD 495 and Pawnee Heights USD 496, explained Julie Bugner-Smith, Foundation director.
The kits include stress balls for those in high school; sensory bracelets for the middle school; and fidget strings for youngsters in elementary schools.
“A special thank-you goes to the PVCH Auxiliary,” Bugner-Smith said. “These great volunteers donated sensory board games that were delivered to elementary classrooms.
“This much-appreciated Auxiliary gift comes from memorial funds in Ann Gatterman’s name,” Bugner-Smith noted. “What a wonderful way to honor Ann, who contributed so much to our community.”
Gatterman had a passion for everything she did - whether it was volunteering for the Auxiliary, teaching, doing yard work, laughing with friends and, most of all, sharing time with her family, Bugner-Smith related.
Each sensory kit also contains a list of apps to download.