Wheaton Rotary Helps Enable the Disabled
Oct 8, 2015 4:57 PM - Lives of people with disabilities will continue to be changed thanks in part to a recent donation from the Wheaton Rotary Club to Donka, Inc. A $4,000 check was presented to Donka by the immediate past-president of Wheaton Rotary, John Wilt. "It is great to see the difference Donka is making in the lives of so many in our community living with disabilities," said Mr. Wilt. Donka is the only computer training program of its kind in the Chicagoland area that teaches persons with various disabilities to use computers to read, write, continue an education or advance skills needed for the workplace. "Donka depends on loyal donors to keep our program operational and at no-cost, or, very low cost for the students we serve each year. This generous donation will allow us to grow our education efforts and invest in more needed assistive technology devices for our students," said Leanne Stavenger-Vos, Executive Director of Donka. "Our instructors keep a wish list for technology they want to teach including I Mac to teach persons who are blind to use "voice over" features, chrome book tablets for students with disabilities to use who are attending area grade schools and high schools; and then we have more expensive purchases that include replacing our current network server to be "cloud" based."