Little City children will once again benefit from the support of the Jackson Charitable Foundation as a recent $50,000 donation will be used to create a sensory room for the planned fifth home of the Duffey Family Children’s Village.

The gift will make a life-changing difference at the new home where children will have access to a vital sensory room that will help residents regulate emotions, focus and learn invaluable life skills. Sensory rooms at existing homes in the Duffey Family Children’s Village have proven to be essential in providing an enriching and educational environment for children. The donation is just the most recent in Jackson Charitable Foundation’s long history of support for Little City’s children. As the philanthropic arm of Jackson National Asset Management and PPM America, the Foundation has been incredibly active in Little City’s Foster Care & Adoption Program over the last decade.

The Foundation has helped the program with everything from holiday gift drives, to back-to-school supply drives and funding for special events. Rylee Murray, corporate philanthropy manager for Jackson National Asset Management and PPM America, said donating to the Duffey Family Children’s Village was the natural next step after seeing how Little City’s programs make lifechanging differences for children.

“We recognize and greatly appreciate the wonderful work Little City is doing on a daily basis and we are thrilled to lend our support,” she said. “We are glad to have a hand in helping create an
environment where children can thrive at Little City.”

The sensory room is just the beginning of a fifth home that will have the power to transform the lives of children with autism. The four existing homes at the Duffey Family Children’s Village have led to incredible success in developing life-skills, social skills and independence for residents.

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