Auction Puppy Helps Raise Awareness For Dyslexia
This National Puppy Day, we’d like to introduce you to Chip. Chip is a 12-week-old ShihPoo (That’s Shih tzu-Poodle, for those of you that don’t speak dog-lover).
Guess what, Wichita? You’ve got the opportunity to take Chip home with you and give back to the community. On May 5, Chip will be featured in the live auction at the Fundamental Learning Center’s 9th Annual Garden Party fundraiser.
In addition to the auction, the event will feature Live Music by Annie Up, Food from Carlos O’Kelly’s, music, dancing, margaritas, a plant and flower showcase and more.
Fundamental Learning Center
The event will benefit children with dyslexia, a learning disability that hinders the ability to read, write and spell. The Fundamental Learning Center opened in 2001 and serves to address the issue of dyslexia in our community. Twenty percent of the population is affected by dyslexia, and the Fundamental learning center strives to bring awareness to and accommodation to Wichita. A Virtual classroom setup allows the staff at Fundamental Learning Center to train teachers to work with dyslexic students whether they’re located right here in Wichita or in another country.
The 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization opened the Rolph Literacy Academy, an all-day intervention school for children with dyslexia, in 2014. The school offers extended periods for studying reading, writing and spelling, the areas in which dyslexic children struggle the most, as well as courses in math, science, art, drama, physical education and more. The school currently has 31 students between the ages of five and 10 enrolled.
Funds raised at the annual Garden party are placed in a student scholarship fund that allows children to receive the tools they need to become successful learners without a financial burden.
The Garden Party will take place at Botanica on May 5 at 5:30 p.m. Individual tickets are priced at $100, couples may attend for $ 300 and a table for 10 may be reserved for $1,500.