News release from the Fort Wayne Corvette Club and Parkview Foundation:
Fort Wayne Corvette Club donation supports Parkview pediatric patients
(November 24, 2014) – Through the Parkview Foundation, Fort Wayne Corvette Club members today made a donation that will benefit Parkview pediatric patients throughout Allen County. Donated items included two weighted vests and two weighted blankets to provide comfort and security for children admitted to Parkview Behavioral Health, a log swing for children undergoing pediatric rehabilitation, puzzles and coloring books with crayons, and other age-appropriate resources.
“The Corvette Club’s mission is to give back to our community. We really like to give back to children with gifts that have longevity and can be reused and touch more lives,” said Judy Grigsby, chair of the Fort Wayne Corvette Club Donation Committee. “Supporting the excellent care already provided to children at Parkview seemed like a great fit for our club.”
Ben Miles, COO, Parkview Regional Medical Center and Affiliates, expressed his gratitude for the donation. “These donations will each have a specific use, in some cases providing enhanced therapy and rehabilitation options that help us as we focus on caring for the whole patient. Parkview very much appreciates this donation provided by the Fort Wayne Corvette Club and we look forward to sharing these items with our pediatric patients.”
The Fort Wayne Corvette Club is sponsored by Summit City Chevrolet, and is a local not-for-profit club that hosts fundraisers throughout the year to benefit various needs throughout the community. Their donation to Parkview was enhanced through a partnership withlocated in Fort Wayne.
“When clubs such as the Corvette Club come to our office and explain why they chose to support pediatric patients at Parkview, we want to stretch their fundraising efforts to meet the needs of more clients and we are blessed to have the ability to do just that,” said Lisa Compton, Founder and President of.