Karr wants money for the workshop for her birthday.

“What do you want for your birthday?” Many people would hope for money to stash away somewhere safe. For Lacie Karr, executive director of the Pulaski County Sheltered Workshop (PCSW), the answer is money, but for a different reason. Karr wants money for the workshop.

Karr created a Facebook page just for this. According to the page, the deadline is April 13 which happens to be the day after her birthday. Her goal is $500.

According to Karr, “I hate that people just give me money for my birthday or buy me gifts. We [PCSW staff] could put the money to better use if it was donated to PCSW. I would love to be able to do a summer day trip with our peeps [the workshop employees] if I should raise enough money. They have all worked really hard this year and they need to be shown appreciation.”

According to the PCSW website, “We are a business dedicated to providing meaningful and productive employment for people with physical or mental developmental disabilities.”

Karr was at a loss for words when explaining what the workshop means to her. According to Karr, “It is my second family. One of my loves. The inside of it is what I love the most. The smiles and happiness that walk into it everyday.” As executive director, Karr is in charge of day-to-day operations and new projects. Karr started as the administrative assistant in 2011. She became the manager in 2017.