The Enterprise Center, in an effort to show off the new Edney Building have fueled something amazing. 225 toys were hacked to help disabled children of Chattanooga. Partnering with Signal Centers, Art/Dev, and PEF, The Edney Center hosted a day-long workshop to adapt new electronic toys for use by children with disabilities. During the workshop, volunteers took the toys apart, install adapted switches on them and then reconstructed them. All 225 toys at the November 12 Toyvention workshop have been hacked and will quickly be placed in the toy lending library of Signal Centers, making them available for holiday distribution to families of children with disabilities.
The UNFoundation grant played a role in purchasing toys for this event. Even though our grant couldn't fund the entire project we were so pumped to be part of this inspiring and heartfelt project.