Red Pixel Studios selects GRADSA

Red Pixel Studios has selected the nonprofit organization for the Red Pixel Studios 12 Years Award, which grants the design and development of a Web site by the design firm. The award was announced on May 1, 2013, to mark the twelfth year since Red Pixel Studios opened for business in downtown Owensboro.

Applications were accepted through May and a decision was made last week to award a new site to Green River Area Down Syndrome Association (GRADSA).

GRADSA’s mission is to enable families enriched with the Down syndrome connection to share resources, build friendships, and advocate together for the future of individuals with Down syndrome. GRADSA is located in Owensboro and serves Daviess, Hancock, Henderson, McLean, Ohio, Union, and Webster counties in Kentucky.

Red Pixel Studios has previously worked with GRADSA, having designed and developed in 2006 a Web site that is still in use. The organization has since grown significantly and evolved with a new set of needs for its Internet presence.

“GRADSA has grown from around 10 families to more than 150, plus we reach more than 200 educators and medical professionals,” said Carla Renfrow, executive director, GRADSA.

“We have a new board and are reaching out to the community even more with involvement in community events such as the International Bar-B-Q Festival and Friday After 5. As we expand we need our Web site to offer more functions, and are so grateful and thrilled to have this opportunity for a new site through Red Pixel Studios’ generous grant,” said Renfrow.

Red Pixel Studios has a history of giving to the community, having donated numerous sites over the years.

Last year, Red Pixel Studios donated the design and development of Web sites for Owensboro Regional Suicide Prevention Coalition (orspc.org) and New Beginnings Sexual Assault Support Services (nbowensboro.org).

“We are excited to again work with GRADSA to design and develop a site for the next period in life of the organization,” said Eric Kyle, president, Red Pixel Studios. “We admire the work they have done and continue to do for those with Down syndrome, all while growing to reach more families and more people in our community.”

“We are grateful to all the organizations that took time to complete the application for our 12 Years Award,” added Kyle. “We enjoyed learning about them and how they fulfill their missions to make Owensboro a great place to work and live.”