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Melody Joy Foundation Presents Donation to KSI
2/26/2018 - Founder and board members of the Melody Joy Foundation gathered at KSI recently to present a donation of $5,000 raised from their “Dancing in the Streets for Melody” fundraiser held September 24, 2017, in downtown Milford.
Photo caption: Melody Joy Foundation board members presented their $5,000 donation to KSI. Seated are Phyllis Walker, Candy Ennis, and Kristin Miller. Standing are Jack Ennis, Tim Maloney, J.R. Ennis, KSI CEO B. Craig Crouch, James Wilkins, and KSI Director of Community Relations, Alicia Hollis.
Melody Booker-Wilkins, known fondly throughout Kent and Sussex Counties, lost her battle with cancer in September 2016. In her honor, the Melody Joy Foundation was created so that her desire to help others could continue. Melody served on the KSI Board of Directors and loved the “I can do it” attitude KSI fosters in the people with disabilities it serves. Melody shared this same philosophy, living her life with laughter, kindness, determination, and perseverance.
J.R. Ennis, founder of the Melody Joy Foundation said, “Mel spent her life helping others grow professionally and personally. She was my mentor, my life coach, my friend. I wanted to keep her memory alive by giving back, and KSI is the best organization we could have chosen to be beneficiary of our first event.”
KSI provides vocational training, employment, supported employment, community integration, transportation, day habilitation, and nutritional services to individuals with disabilities throughout Kent and Sussex Counties. KSI, a not for profit agency, is committed to making all reasonable accommodations in order to ensure that its programs and services are as accessible as possible to as many people as possible. Contact Alicia Hollis at 422-4014 ext. 3015 or hollisa@ksiinc.org for more information. See how you can partner with KSI to Embrace Abilities.