YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago: 2019-2020

YMCA Camp Independence received a grant from the Washington Square Health Foundation to purchase shower chairs for campers. Being that Camp was forced to go to a virtual platform in 2021, the first use of the chairs was in the summer 2022. The chairs were used by nearly every camper who attended camp making shower time significantly easier and more efficient. In replacing the inexpensive (and frequently broken) shower chairs with eight high-quality Rifton bath chairs, campers felt more secure if they needed to transfer from their wheelchair to a shower chair. Their self-assurance was increased by their confidence in having a high-quality shower chair and their independence was positively impacted by the knowledge that they could often transfer by themselves.