The South Hall Rotary Club recently presented a $500 check to club member Mandy Volpe to help Interactive Neighborhood for Kids (INK) reach their fundraising goals to purchase cleaning equipment.
INK has spent the last few months trying to determine the safest way and best practices to be able to reopen the interactive children’s museum to their small guest.
Volpe explained the dilemma in determining how to keep kids from touching things that hadn’t been cleaned and how to clean things that had been touched. Through research the organization found a larger sanitization machine that would let them insert large groups of items and sterilize them between guest. However, the device came with a large price tag.
The board of INK raised thousands of dollars in a short time to get the machine in house and reopen to their members and guest toward the end of the summer.
Club President Amanda Groover stated that “we help so many in our community so often that we wanted to make sure we could help one of our own members. We are glad this small amount can help open the doors for so many kids.”
INK’s mission is to encourage children of all ages to develop their full potential through exciting hands-on learning. INK strives, through the exhibits of our Museum, to create a unique environment in which children of all ages, abilities and experience can feel free to imagine, create and explore beyond their dreams. For more information on INK, visit http://www.inkfun.org/
The South Hall Rotary Club meets weekly for lunch both in person and via zoom. Please visit our meeting calendar for more information. Anyone who is interested in joining Rotary or seeing what Rotary is all about is welcome to visit on Wednesdays at noon.