Pawnee Valley Community Hospital Foundation Sensory Kits

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.