Quotarians in Canton, Ohio, believe that every child should have access to the resources and support they need to develop and enjoy childhood. Their conviction is the foundation of their relationship with Eastgate Early Childhood Family Center and its sister school, Rebecca Stallman Southgate School, both of which operate under the Stark County Board of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities. These schools have received nearly U.S.$3,000 in adaptive equipment from the Canton club, allowing them to provide children with the educational and social opportunities they need.
Five year-old Tristan Broom is one of the club’s brightest success stories. A student at Eastgate diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, he had never been able to enjoy one of childhood’s simplest pleasures: a tricycle ride. However, once Quota purchased a special Angeles Silver Rider Tricycle for Eastgate, he didn’t spin his wheels! Today, Tristan zips around the gym on the new trike. Thanks to Quota, Tristan and his friends can enjoy childhood—full speed ahead.