On Sunday, December 11th, we hosted our 5th Annual Special Needs Holiday Party. Along with the Palliative Care Team of Dell Children’s Medical Center we celebrate with many families.
Santa had books for all of the kids, and we had nearly 20 gift baskets donated by local organizations that we were able to hand out to families as door prizes. The baskets were full of wonderful goodies that the families could all use and or enjoy. Thanks again to our wonderful donors:
This year, PSA Health Care sponsored our party crafts. They brought out all kinds of fun crafts for the kids, as well as a team of volunteers to help run the craft stations through out the event. Their team dressed up in elf tshirts and were a great addition to the party. We look forward to having them join us again next year.
Casey’s Girl Scout Troop 1306 entertained everyone with some carols. Danielle with Roads of Connection Music Therapy led the kids in a holiday music sing-a-long. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt sent Curious George and the Man in Yellow Hat to read the kids some stories. Last, we wrapped everything up with a visit from the man in red himself- SANTA!!
Steve Eckert volunteered again to capture the party and shared some amazing photos for our guests.
The party was so much fun and we had such a great turn out. We are already looking forward to next year. I would like to also say thank you to our amazing volunteers! We had a handful of people that really worked hard to make sure that everything ran smooth and that all the kids had a great time. Our volunteers helped make it a fantastic day for everyone!
Next year we are thinking of breaking the party into 2. We will have a morning party for the more complex kids, and then a second party later that afternoon for everyone else. If you want to get involved, let us know. We will need lots of volunteers again.