Heritage League of Lincoln presented an $8,000 check to Andrew's Angels
on February 5th. The money will be used to buy iPads for autistic
school children. Andrew's Angels was organized to fund and purchase
iPads and apps through the Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools.
Jody Batten, President of the Heritage League, presented the check to Sharon Wherry, President of the Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools, and Mary Ells, Assistant Director of Special Education for the Lincoln Public Schools.
The donation resulted from Heritage League's Holiday of Trees fundraiser held in early December and Holiday at the Stem Gallery held in early November. Margaret Griesen and Lynn Nelson-Dixon chaired the Holiday of Trees event and Holiday at the Stem Gallery was chaired by Peg Connealy and Mary Riley.
There are approximately 500 children identified with autism in the Lincoln Public Schools. IPads have proven to be very helpful in everything from basic communications to advanced mathematics. The iPads will be given to the most needy children first. Each iPad will be loaded with apps appropriate to the child's special needs. Apps range in price from $0 to $200.
So far, 72 iPads have been donated through Andrew's Angels. The Heritage League donation should allow LPS to purchase at least 20 more.
Pictured from left: (standing) Joyce Genoways, Janice Crewdson, Lynn Nelson-Dixon, Margaret Griesen, (seated) Pat King, Jody Batten, Sharon Wherry, Mary Ells