The Charm Shop
The CHARM shop fulfills the community’s need for no cost therapeutic devices for children with physical disabilities through its woodworking shop. CHARM is an acronym for “Children Helped and Rehabilitation Motivated.” The CHARM Shop was established in 1983.
The CHARM Shop has produced and distributed over 36,000 therapeutic devices to 25 agencies. Throughout its thirty-six years, the New Outlook Southwest chapter has continued to consult with local therapists and agencies to determine both ongoing and changing needs with regard to therapeutic devices. Pioneer CHARM Shop offers a catalog of over one hundred standard therapeutic devices. The devices are available to all state and local therapists as well as individuals at no cost. The cost of materials is provided by a variety of project sponsors solicited by the Pioneers.
The CHARM shop is currently furnished operational space (including a 3500 sq ft shop and free utilities) to fabricate our products. We in turn help with the building maintenance and personnel needs of our benefactors, Seasons Memory Care (an alzheimer’s facility) and One Community Hospice in Kansas City Missouri. In providing this help we impact the lives of the patients under the care of these businesses.