Westlake Kiwanis adapt toys for kids with disabilities

Jake Rosenheim, Ray Budoi and Norm Resko discuss toys they are adapting.

The Westlake Kiwanis and Kiwanis Key Club teamed up to take part in a RePlay For Kids workshop at Westlake Porter Public Library on March 6.

RePlay for Kids is an organization of volunteers who repair and adapt toys and assistive devices for children with disabilities in the Northeast Ohio area. 

The Kiwanis learned to disassemble, reassemble, repair and adapt a wide range of new and gently used toys under the direction of RePlay volunteers. These toys were fitted with special connectors so children with a wide variety of disabilities would be able to use them. 

Several toys were adapted and the Kiwanis and Key Club expressed the fact that they had fun while helping children with disabilities.

If you're interested in volunteering at RePlay For Kids check their website at replayforkids.org for dates and times of future workshops. They also accept donations of new or gently used toys and monetary donations.

Victor Rutkoski

I am a member of the Westlake Kiwanis and and advisor for the Westlake Kiwanis Aktion Club.

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Volume 5, Issue 6, Posted 10:53 AM, 03.19.2013