Connecting for Kids Honors RR Resident
Connecting for Kids honored Rocky River resident Stacy Miner as its Parent of the Year at its Annual Fundraiser in late February. Connecting for Kids offers education and support for families with questions or concerns about their child, with a focus on children birth through age 12.
“Last year was the first time we presented a parent award and now we are making it an annual tradition to honor a parent who has made a difference in the lives of area families and their children with special needs,” said Sarah Rintamaki, Executive Director of Connecting for Kids. “Stacy has been selected because she has made a unique contribution to our community.”
Stacy volunteers for Connecting for Kids in the Parent Match Program, helping families who have received a new diagnosis for their child. She does an amazing job of supporting these families and reaching out to let them know that they are not alone on their journey.
She is also very active in the Rocky River community. Stacy created a playgroup for children with special needs and makes sure that every parent of a preschooler enrolled in the district knows how to find resources if needed. Miner understands the importance of education and the power of a strong support network. She is a true believer in the positive impact Connecting for Kids can have on families.
Stacy will be among the volunteers at the 5th annual Connecting for Kids Meet and Greet featuring therapists, programs and camps on Thursday, April 14 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Don Umerley Civic Center, 21016 Hilliard Blvd. in Rocky River. This free, public event is designed for families to learn more about local resources available for their child who is struggling. More than 60 local pediatric professionals and organizations will be participating. For more information, visit www.connectingforkids.org/meetandgreet or call 440-250-5563.
Lorilynn Wolf is Communications Director, Connecting for Kids.