November 23, 2022 Fundraising

Raising awareness about Sensory Processing Disorders or barriers for Giving Tuesday

By: Allen Smith

This Giving Tuesday, our goal is to build 200 customized sensory tool kits and raise money for the Summit’s Snoezelen room.

What is Giving Tuesday?

  • Giving Tuesday is an exciting opportunity for individuals, families, schools, companies, and charities to give back meaningfully.
  • Founded in 2013, Giving Tuesday has encouraged hundreds of millions of people around the world to practice and celebrate generosity.

IDS is building sensory tool kits this Giving Tuesday!

  • Traveling Sensory tool kits will include one set of noise-cancelling earmuffs, a variety of fidget toys, stress-reducing items and a waist bag to carry these items in.
  • This kit is designed to provide relief for those who experience sensory processing disorders or barriers and may become overstimulated in certain environments.


More about Sensory Processing Disorders & intellectual disabilities

  •  Individuals with sensory processing disorders or barriers have difficulty processing stimuli within their environment, which can often lead to under or overstimulation.
  • Individuals with sensory processing disorders or barriers can either become over or under-stimulated by common stimuli such as bright lights and loud noises.
  • Many individuals with intellectual disabilities are sensitive to certain noises, lights, smells, and tactile sensations.

Our goal is to provide the individuals we serve with the tools they need at any given moment, and could use your help!


How you can help!

Our goal is to fundraise $9000 to build 200 sensory tool kits. More importantly, our goal is to inform people on the North Shore about sensory processing disorders or barriers, and intellectual disabilities to make our community more accessible and inclusive. Please help us accomplish our goal and pass on the message or contribute to our campaign.


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