$50,000 Grant from
The LEGO® Children's Fund
The LEGO® Children’s Fund announced its award of a $50,000 grant to the National Inclusion Project. The funds will enable an additional 20 “Let’s ALL Play” recreational programs, which encourages the implementation of inclusive recreational experiences to children with disabilities, to be deployed in communities across the country.
With this support from The LEGO® Children’s Fund, The National Inclusion Project will be able to provide training, scholarships, and staff expertise so that children with disabilities can participate in recreational programs in their communities. After participating in Let’s ALL Play training, program providers feel confident and competent in serving all children, parents see their children make friends, and children without disabilities understand that people of any ability contribute to society.
“The LEGO Children’s Fund is our way of supporting organizations that, promote children’s creative development,” said Søren Torp Laursen, president, LEGO Systems, Inc. and LEGO Children’s Fund chairman. “We’re thrilled to be able to support The National Inclusion Project and the work they do to bring all children together through play and recreation in communities across the country.”
Typically, only one grant per year is made to a non-profit group identified and selected by The LEGO Children’s Fund Board of Directors. This year marks the first time that the Fund opened the national large grant nomination process to employees, and as a result, increased its 2011 grant-making total to $1,000,000.