Big Splash Custom Bath Giveaway
DO YOU KNOW A CHILD WHO NEEDS AN ACCESSIBLE BATHROOM?
Nominate him or her for the Big Splash Custom Bath Giveaway!
Nomination accepted: Monday, October 4 - Friday, October 29, 2021
One entry per child, please.
For the eleventh year in a row, Schloegel Design Remodel and the Love Fund for Children are going to make a big splash in the life of a deserving child. Big Splash provides bathroom improvements for children with special needs.
It's easy to nominate a child whom you believe would benefit from a complete bathroom makeover which includes handicap accessible fixtures and features (a $25,000 value). Simply check out our rules page and fill out a nomination form.
Schloegel and the Love Fund know that by working together a little care can make a big splash!
Read about our 2020 Big Splash Recipient
Mickey was born with multiple genetic mutations. He has a diagnosis of Phelan McDermid Syndrome, along with CP, autism, global hypotonia, Epilepsy, and developmental delay. Today, at 10 years old, Mickey loves to crawl and play but requires assistance in most of his daily needs.
Mickey enjoys books, flashcards, music, and cartoons with Sesame Street and Frozen being a cut above the rest. One of his greatest enjoyments is bath time where he can play in the water. That is why creating larger space for Mickey to safely get in and out of the bathtub was crucial.
“I could never have imagined how much the new bathroom would change our lives. I walk in sometimes and still can’t believe it’s ours. There’s so much room to accommodate Mickey’s needs now, and room for both Kelly and I to be in there helping him. Mickey has actually been utilizing the shower a lot more than the bath lately because he loves to sit under the running water and likes me to wave the sprayer all over his back like he’s at a spa .
Giving Mickey a bath was always so difficult before, and sad because I knew he loved it but I physically couldn’t give him the long, fun bath time he always wanted. With a kid like him so many enjoyable activities are not an option. We are so restricted with the places we can take him and things we can do. Going into the bathroom and just letting him spend time enjoying his favorite thing because we have room to accommodate his needs is the biggest gift we’ve ever received. In our experience, as Mickey ages opportunities become fewer and fewer for him. The world just isn’t built for kids with disabilities, and it only gets harder as they age. So to have one little slice of heaven that is ours, that we can enjoy for the rest of his life because it is accessible in so many ways that will grow WITH him, is priceless. Not to mention it is absolutely gorgeous, and Kelly and I enjoy it just as much as Mickey does!! We could never fully explain what it means to us and how much we appreciate Big Splash!"
– Erika Hinrichs
Meet Our Past Recipients