puzzle pieces 300OWENSBORO, Ky. (8/28/13) -- Puzzle Pieces, a program that meets the needs of children and adults with disabilities, has been named in the top four finalists in Owensboro’s Impact 100.
 
Puzzle Pieces currently services 61 individuals and are private-paid; funded mostly by donations. They offer after school, holiday, summer, adult day, and Saturday sessions.
 
“Our mission is to provide a social environment while teaching them the appropriate skills for everyday life,” Amanda Owen, Founder and Director of Puzzle Pieces, said.
 
Impact 100 is in its eighth year providing grants to projects in the Owensboro area, giving roughly $1.5 million to programs in need., according to Joy Allen, President. This year, the top four finalists will find out if they receive the grant money in October after Impact members visit each of their facilities and a dinner presentation is held. The top two finalists will win $100,000 in support for their program, but no one will go home empty handed; third and fourth place winners will receive $15,500.
 
If Puzzle Pieces receives the $100,000 grant, a new outdoor entrance, new surveillance equipment, and new computer systems for easier sign-in/sign-out will be purchased.
 
“Through that (the grant), we will be able to make the necessary improvements to our building to provide safety to the clients and staff,” Owen said.
 
Other finalists include the RiverPark Center, Owensboro Dance Theater and Lighthouse Counseling Services.
 
Winners will be decided Oct. 24 at the Owensboro Country Club. For more information on Puzzle Pieces, go to: www.Puzzle-Pieces.org.
 
Taylor Riley
SurfKY News

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Posted on 2/2/14
3/13 - 16
1 DOW 18,232.02
-53.72 (-0.29%)    
2 S&P 2,126.06
-4.76 (-0.22%)    
3 NASDAQ 5,089.36
-1.43 (-0.03%)    
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

May 22, 2015 6559

Madisonville Man Charged with First-Degree Rape

by SurfKY News
May 19, 2015 5893

Owensboro Health Proposes Building $15M Health…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
May 23, 2015 5584

Missing 5-Year-Old Boy Found

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
May 18, 2015 4299

Madisonville Man Wanted for Attempted Murder in…

by SurfKY News
May 19, 2015 3842

Two Charged with Marijuana Possession after…

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

May 15, 2015 10502

New Madisonville Business In Full Operation Soon

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 15, 2015 7413

Investigation of Local Barber Shop Leads to Drug…

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

May 23, 2015 5584

Missing 5-Year-Old Boy Found

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
May 22, 2015 1221

MPD Seeks Three in Residential Robbery

by SurfKY News
May 23, 2015 1203

Elks BBQ Fundraiser Quick Sell Out

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 23, 2015 860

Health Department Food Scores Released

by SurfKY News
May 24, 2015 800

MCC's Felicia Johnson Receives State KCTCS Award

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 23, 2015 771

'Cooking for the Cure' Fundraiser Brings Out…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 23, 2015 763

Happenings, Meetings Listed for Following Week

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 23, 2015 704

Scientists Meet in Louisville to Share Research…

by Betty Coffman
May 23, 2015 581

Sunday Alcohol Sales Discussion Tabled to Next…

by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
May 23, 2015 554

Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet…

by Ricki C. Gardenhire