James Patty Special Needs Fund
This fund was created in memory of James Patty by his sister Carolyn Kjersem as a way to provide financial support for mentally challenged youth and adults who reside within the Fraser Valley. Preference will be given to the residents of the Mission District. Consideration will also include any secondary handicaps of a physical, social, and emotional nature.
Bursaries may be given to any special needs student, trainee, employee, or volunteer who has shown consistent effort to perform to the best of his / her ability. Bursaries are to be used to foster community involvement, enjoyment, and independence. They may also be used to fund the training and education of individuals whose interests / efforts are in assisting the mentally challenged to realize their full potential.
Grants may be given to charitable organizations working with mentally challenged individuals and groups to improve their quality of life. The purpose of such grants is to enable those persons to function in a meaningful and productive way and to enjoy the activities and events of an inclusive community.
Interest accrued in this fund may also be used to assist in the funding of free music at the Twilight Concert Series in Heritage Park with consideration given to the attendance of ‘special needs’ individuals / groups.
In memory of James Patty and Friends this fund will eventually sponsor one evening each summer of special entertainment as a token of his appreciation for the many musical, magical, evenings enjoyed at this community park.
If you would like to help a challenged person succeed, donate today!
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