(PRWEB) October 09, 2013
The cofounders of Civic Duty, Dr. Michael Omidi and Julian Omidi, are new supporters of the Detroit area Penrickton Center for Blind Children, a residential day care organization dedicated to educating and meeting the needs of blind and disabled children between the ages of one and 12 years.
“The Penrickton Center for Blind Children aids children with severe physical and mental disabilities, and offers comprehensive educational and skill-building programs designed to provide these children the foundation upon which they can build independent lives,” says Dr. Michael Omidi, cofounder of Civic Duty. “We are honored to support the fantastic work this foundation does and we hope they continue their mission for many years to come.”
Penrickton Center for Blind Children (http://www.penrickton.com) is a unique, private non-profit agency, providing five-day residential, day care, and consultation/evaluation services to blind, multi-disabled children ages one through twelve. Penrickton Center utilizes its expertise to teach and serve families, children and professionals through support services, education and advocacy.
The Center was established in Taylor, Michigan in 1952 as a day nursery for blind preschoolers. The founders were from three families (the Penmans, Rickers and Wiggintons) with care provided in the families’ homes. Penrickton was the first local facility to offer day care and educational programs for differently-abled kids. Today, the Center specializes in educational programs for not only the blind, but children with cerebral palsy, brain damage, deafness, developmental delay, and epilepsy.
The programs offered by Penrickton are especially designed to provide developmentally disabled children the ability to cope with independent living. Center programs include occupational therapy, active learning, music/dance/movement therapy, and developmental programming. Penrickton also offers a five-day residential facility and day care services where there is a ratio of one staff member to every three children.
Civic Duty (http://www.civicduty.org) is dedicated to mankind’s search for meaning and promotes the values of its founders, philanthropists Julian Omidi and his brother Dr. Michael Omidi. The organization’s mission is to inspire creative outreach, community service, and volunteerism through the stories of every-day people who are making an extraordinary difference in the world. Mahatma Gandhi once said, “Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow men.” To get involved and help make a difference, send us a message using the website’s Contact Us function. More information about Civic Duty can be found on Facebook, Pinterest, Google+, and Twitter.