The Foundation Announces Christmas Challenge Gift
Pictured from left are Frank McMeen, president of the Foundation; R. Dale Thomas, president of Rainey Kizer Reviere & Bell, PLC; and Ron Kwasigroh, director of the Therapy and Learning Center.
The Foundation is pleased to announce a challenge gift to benefit the Therapy and Learning Center Christmas Angel fund at the Foundation. As with many businesses, annual Christmas parties are being cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns.
At a recent meeting of the Board of Directors of Rainey Kizer Reviere & Bell, PLC; the annual attorney Christmas party was canceled while the funds budgeted for the holiday event would be given to a charity in the employees’ names. The Board agreed to provide Christmas gifts for the children and adults being served by the Therapy & Learning Center.
“Our annual attorney Christmas party will be missed, but this year we will be able to make Christmas better for those clients of the Therapy & Learning Center,” stated Dale Thomas, Chair of the Board of Directors of Rainey Kizer Reviere & Bell. “We want to challenge other law firms and businesses to do the same by donating their budgeted funds for Christmas parties to benefit charitable causes like the Foundation and the Therapy and Learning Center,” Thomas continued.
The Therapy and Learning Center has deep roots in Jackson that served generations of families. Having roots that go back to the Cerebral Palsy Center and the Kiwanis Center, the transition began in 1998 to become the Therapy & Learning Center.
The Therapy & Learning Center helps individuals with various abilities celebrate and develop their unique gifts. Efforts are directed at meeting the individualized needs of children and adults during therapy, learning, and care as they provide a comprehensive approach to therapy.
“Families with children that have unique needs can be financially devastating. It is nice to have supporters like the attorneys at Rainey Kizer Reviere & Bell helping us. Their donation will help us provide these clients with a more normal Christmas,” stated Ron Kwasigroh, Director of the Therapy & Learning Center.
The Therapy & Learning Center’s pediatric therapy services provides occupational and physical therapy, speech-language pathology along with hippotherapy at the Rein-bow Riding Academy. Adult, day services are provided for adults with varying abilities with an enhanced, purpose-filled life.
Charitable gifts for the Therapy & Learning Center, like all services at West Tennessee Healthcare, are handled through the Foundation.
“ Rainey Kizer Reviere & Bell are great community partners and supporters of the Foundation and its work,” stated Frank McMeen, president of the Foundation. “This gift will make faces light up at Christmas because of their thoughtfulness. We are grateful for their continued support,” McMeen continued.
The Foundation is a public foundation governed by a self-sustaining board, meaning that board members select their successors to the board. In its fourth decade of operation, the Foundation is a gift to the community from West Tennessee Healthcare to promote charitable giving.