**Blog post by BACA Hart Behavior Technician Holli Perrin
It’s beginning to get cold here in Northern Indiana and soon our kids will not be able to go outside and enjoy the playground. Our facility offers many indoor motor options including the ball pit, scooters, tunnel and parachute. However, some of our kids don’t have the physical capabilities to use all of these items and could benefit from additional motor options. An item that BACA-Hart does not have that all of the kids could benefit from is an indoor swing. We would like to purchase a swing called The Vestibulator that has many attachments to meet all of the kids’ needs.
Having the Vestibulator swing at BACA-Hart would provide an added dimension in our therapeutic programs. By using the multiple attachments, the swing can create a wide variety of range of motion opportunities to work on our kids’ gross motor skills. The swing would also be used throughout the day to reinforce appropriate behaviors. As you probably already know, all of our kids are motivated by positive reinforcement and we are certain that the new swing would quickly become a favorite reinforcer for many of them!
In order to get this swing, we have organized a fundraising event through the Hacienda Gives Back program at the Elkhart Hacienda location. Our event is scheduled for Monday, December 9th. Hacienda will donate 20% back of ALL the sales when a fundraising ticket is provided. This includes food, bar, to go orders and all gift card purchases! Tickets can be used all day, 11am – close, and our very own Ben Seifert will be guest serving from 5pm-8pm. So plan on bringing out your families and joining us in a night of fun! You can pick up your tickets from the front desk at BACA-Hart or print one out from the BACA Facebook page. (https://www.facebook.com/events/1412851318950667/)
We are hoping everyone will join us in making this a successful evening! Let’s help bring a swing to BACA-Hart!
BACA Hart’s address: 53633 County Road 7, Elkhart, IN 46514
Hacienda Elkhart’s address: 186 Easy Shopping Place, Elkhart, Indiana 46516