Last year we developed a new mission statement to coincide with our new brand. One objective we included is that Lucity be a ‘visible contributing member to our community.’ For many years we’ve made contributions (both as individuals and as a company) to various organizations and we will continue to do so. But we really wanted to focus our efforts as a company and select one local organization we could support, both financially and through service. We are so excited to share the news that we’ve connected with the Marian Hope Center (MHC) of Independence, MO to develop the Hope in Clarity partnership. Our partnership will allow us to help MHC in their efforts to support children struggling with developmental disabilities.
Lucity provides software to public works companies, with the goal of using technology to bring “clarity through connection” to their clients. The new partnership with MHC is a natural extension of that work. The company is honored to support MHC in enriching learning experiences for kids. “Connecting with our clients and our community is the core of our business,” said Don Pinkston, CEO of Lucity. “We have been and continue to be moved by the mission of the MHC and the ways in which they work with and help families in the Kansas City area.”
MHC co-founder Angie Knight says technology can make a big difference in addressing treatment for children with special needs, especially those who are non-verbal or have limited communication skills. “Tablets and iPads are highly motivating for a variety of ages and abilities, and can be used as a visual for those who need behavioral supports or visual cues,” she said. “Technology-based tools provide applications that are specific to a child’s individual goals and outcomes, assist with social skills, and are typically lightweight and portable. They are a significant asset.”
Marian Hope Center is a 501c3 (non-profit) organization that provides intensive therapeutic classes for children with special needs (Autism, Down syndrome, and a wide variety of other developmental delays) ages 18 months – 18 years. MHC provides speech-language therapy, occupational therapy, special instruction and behavioral therapies. Additionally, MHC provides support for parents and caregivers through education consulting and training, as well as community support so that special needs children and young adults can be successfully integrated into community programs.
We’re kicking off our partnership next weekend at MHC’s annual shopping event / fundraiser Spring Into Hope. We’ll post photos and an update soon! Take a minute to check out all this amazing organization does for our community: www.marianhopecenter.com.