Michigan volunteers help out at the CPD and the CReATE program

April 11, 2012 by JoLynne Lyon

students pose at the CReATE warehouse

For the third year in a row, the Center for Persons with Disabilities enjoyed the help of volunteers from Grand Valley State University, who came here as part of their alternative spring break.

This year, the group of nine students spent Wednesday cleaning and organizing at CReATE (Citizens Reutilizing Assistive Technology Equipment.)

When CReATE receives chairs it can’t use, parts that are usable are taken off so they can be used for other mobility devices.  The students organized these parts. You can read more about their work in the warehouse on the Utah Assistive Technology Program Blog.

They also helped out at the CPD’s  Disability Skills Laboratory–and we posted some fun pictures of that on the CPD Facebook Page.

They were the second group of midwesterners who spent their spring break with us. The first, from Minnesota’s St. Benedict and St. Johns colleges, came to us in early March. You can read about their visit in an earlier post–and check out some delightful photos from their bowling night with the Top Sports program–we put those on our Facebook page, too.