Giving Tuesday is November 29, 2022. This is a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past 10 years, this idea has grown into a global movement that inspires people to give and celebrate generosity.
For Giving Tuesday, Hope Haven will be raising funds for a sensory swing frame to be put in a My Day room in Rock Valley! This swing will give individuals multiple physical and mental benefits.
Individuals with autism often feel dysregulated, or confused and overwhelmed within their environment. Many of them find the smooth rocking and swaying of a swing to help them relax and feel soothed. They may be able to concentrate and focus better during and after movement activities. Additionally, people with sensory processing disorder (SPD) struggle with understanding the world around them. Our understanding of SPD has led us to appreciate the benefits of swinging as a source of therapy and relaxation.
Altogether, vestibular input through single point and 2-point swings is crucial for development. It helps develop muscle tone, balance, postural security, regulation (behavior), alertness, focus, eye movements, auditory and language processing (communication).
Our goal is to raise $1,000 to purchase this swing. A matching gift of up to $1,000 provided by the Blauwet
Family in memory of their brother Scott, who was served by Hope Haven for many years. Scott valued work and worked full-time in the Hope Haven Parkview workshop while also being involved in My Day. Please consider giving this year on Giving Tuesday in memory of Scott!
Please visit our website on November 29 to donate to this great cause: https://www.hopehaven.org/give