...to enrich the lives of families with special needs children
through customized therapeutic experiences
Friday, October 16th, 2009
Tuesday, October 13th, 2009
Just last month, an $8.3 million dream became reality for Lou Castriota. September 10 marked the groundbreaking of Leg Up Farm in York -- a therapy center designed to improve the lives of children with special needs and their families through an effective combination of therapeutic programs and services, education and advocacy.
Castriota has been able to raise over $1.5 million funding through a combination of private contributions, public fundraising events, and state, federal and foundation grants. In November of 2008, Lou and Leg Up Farm received a $5.6 million loan split between USDA Rural Development and York Traditions Bank.
Today, Castriota's vision of providing speech, occupation and physical therapies in the form of art, music, horseback riding, swimming, fishing, hiking and more is within sight. Leg Up Farm is scheduled to open in the spring of 2010.
For more information on the effort or on making a donation to the effort, visit online at www.legupfarm.org.
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Monday, October 12th, 2009