PT Day of Service
Saturday, October 14, 2017.
PT Day of Service is a nationwide initiative to get PTs, PTAs, and SPTs out in the community, and this year we are combining WUPT Day of Service into this global effort as well!
The community service chairs of PT19 and PT20 have arranged for events at the following three sites on Saturday, 10/14: Gateway Greening, Hope Lodge, and St. Louis Arc Bowling. Every site will begin at 9am and finish around 11:45am so we can have lunch as a group back at the PT building! Everyone is welcome to volunteer and bring family/friends (including school aged children)! We realize PT18 is out on clinical, but if you are in the STL area we would love your help!
Here’s a little more information about the sites:
“Gateway Greening isn’t just about gardens and plants. It’s about working together to create something beautiful — safer, more colorful neighborhoods for our children; food for the underprivileged and opportunities for the homeless; and a city that embodies our vision of sustainability and hope. Gateway Greening is a community of gardeners, neighbors, friends and volunteers. And we believe that by educating and empowering our community through gardening and urban agriculture, we can continue to grow St. Louis into the city we know it to be.”
“Each Hope Lodge offers cancer patients and their caregivers a free place to stay when their best hope for effective treatment may be in another city. Not having to worry about where to stay or how to pay for lodging allows guests to focus on getting better. Hope Lodge provides a nurturing, home-like environment where guests can retreat to private rooms or connect with others. Every Hope Lodge also offers a variety of resources and information about cancer and how best to fight the disease.”
St. Louis Arc Bowling
“Since 1950, people with disabilities and their families have been placing their trust with the St. Louis Arc. Today, the St. Louis Arc serves more than 4,000 children, teens, and adults with autism spectrum disorders, Down syndrome, intellectual and other developmental disabilities.