Kinetic Edge Month of Giving | Kinetic Edge Physical Therapy
Monday January 6, 2020

During the month of December, you may have seen a lot of big checks on our social media. This year marks the third year that each Kinetic Edge team member had the opportunity of giving $1,000 to a charitable organization of his/her choice.

This year, the Kinetic Edge team members were able to bless 42 different organizations that share a vision similar to Kinetic Edge; of uniquely living out a calling to transform lives and restore hope. Some team members chose to give to organizations that had a personal tie, while others sought out an organization that stood for a cause they believed in.

Among the chosen organizations, Wonder Spelen was selected by four Kinetic Edge team members. Wonder Spelen is an inclusive playground for children of all abilities that is being created in a partnership between the Pella Kiwanis Club and the City of Pella.

Wonder Spelen was created to enrich the lives of children and families by building a truly inclusive playground – one that goes well beyond wheelchair-accessibility. Wonder Spelen, which is Dutch for “Miracle Play”, recognizes the importance of play in the growth and development of children and those with special needs. The proposed plan for completion is schedule in two phases for Summer 2020 and 2021.

Elise Spronk, an Occupational Therapist at Kinetic Edge, had this to say about why she chose to donate to Wonder Spelen:

“As an occupational therapist who works with a wide variety of children with special needs from many different communities, Wonder Spelen is going to be such an amazing contribution to our community. One of my favorite parts is that it is going to be a fun and beautiful way for kids of all abilities to play together, side by side, exploring and engaging in meaningful play activity. This will surely bless the kids with special needs, but likely doubly bless the other children as they will be able to truly interact in a natural, fun way.”

Giving to worthwhile causes was rewarding to both the Kinetic Edge team members and the organizations receiving donations. The smiles in the photos say it all, the month of giving was meaningful for all those involved. To learn more about the organizations that benefitted from the Kinetic Edge Month of Giving see our social media channels and the list below.

818 Forward with Faith Ashley Beekman
Animal Lifeline of Iowa Kristin Bremner
Average Everyday Miracles Kaity Hall
Boys and Girls Clubs of Story County Casey Negrete
Capital Striders Todd Schemper
Creation Station John Lenderink
Crisis Intervention Services Katie Gosewisch
Dorothy’s House Tassi Cook
EveryStep Hospice Marcy Jones
Families First Renae Oppenhuizen
First Resources Stacy Crouse
Freedom House Laura Van Zee & Sara Westerkamp
Furever Friends Rescue of Appanoose Jodeann Cooley
Gateway Care Closet Whitney Vander Veen
Girls on the Run of Central Iowa Allison Garmager
Healing Furgotten Canines Jenny Jensen
Kids Chance/SFM Foundation Jesse McCrady
Knoxville Youth Food Initiative Kimmy Marsh
Launching Arrows for Team Keegs Melissa Hansen
Love Inc of Mahaska County Shawni Wills
Mahaska County Cert Heather Pilcher
Mahaska County YMCA Aimee Keller
Martha’s House of Hope Tim Vander Wilt
Mission Uganda Kelly Carlson
NAMI Southern Iowa Ray Tresemer
New Sharon Fire & Rescue Dustin Briggs
Newton Community Education Foundation Matt Scotton
Newton Wellness Coalition Jayden Kauk, Jordan Bell, Patrick Ford & Susan Metz
North Mahaska Elementary PE Devin Bain
North Mahaska Kindergarten Derrick Simms
On With Life Emily Ciha
Operation Santa Beth Shilling
Orchard Holiday Gift Drive Samantha Ferry
Oskaloosa Kiwanis Cory Horstmann
Oskaloosa Police K9 Unit Carol Kelderman
Pay It Forward Oskaloosa Community Schools Marjie Rinehart
Pella Christian High School Band/Music Dept Lisa Vos
Wonder Spelen Park Elise Spronk, Lindsey Klyn, Liz Vermeer & Troy Vander Molen
Sleeping Angels Foundation Rachel Johnson
Stephen Memorial Animal Shelter Laura Norberg
The Well Erica Guinane
YESS James Laughlin
YMCA of Newton Jared Gerber