Garmann Miller’s Game Changers committee donated $1,500 to the Licking County (Ohio) Educational Service Center during the 2020 holiday season. The school used the funds to purchase a new piece of playground equipment for Flying Colors Public Preschool. Newark-based Flying Colors serves all children while specializing in students with special needs.
The newly purchased equipment is the first installment of a sensory area in the playground. The sensory area is being developed to give preschool children important developmental experiences. This equipment enhances the gradual process by which a child gains use and coordination of the large muscles in their legs, trunk and arms along with the smaller muscles of the hands through their five senses.
The preschool is ready for students to use the new sensory area, and Deb Pehger, Flying Colors’ preschool director, is currently taking enrollment for next year. Garmann Miller CEO Eric Baltzell was delighted to be invited to the preschool to meet Ms. Pehger and Dale Lewellen, Licking County Educational Superintendent.
“I appreciated them both taking time out of their day to show me the difference our team made to their school,” Baltzell remarked. “The Game Changers committee decided to donate funds to several local educational service centers, and it was great to see our donation in use.”
Formed in 2019, the Game Changers is a dedicated group of Garmann Miller team members who plan and perform philanthropic endeavors throughout the year. Through the Game Changers, the firm dedicates eight hours per employee of paid volunteer time annually, which equates to approximately 500 hours of giving back.
Pictured from left to right: Dale Lewellen, Licking County Educational Superintendent; Eric Baltzell, Garmann Miller CEO, and Deb Pegher, Flying Colors Preschool Director.