On Saturday, December 9th, we hosted our 6th Annual Special Needs Holiday Party. Along with the Palliative Care Team of Dell Children’s Medical Center we gathered families together to celebrate the holiday. This was our first year having 2 parties instead of just one. We had one that was invite only that we kept small for our more complex families, then we had a larger party for all special needs. Both parties were a ton of fun!
Santa had books for all of the kids, and we had gift baskets donated by local organizations as well as some donated by individuals that we were able to hand out to families as door prizes.
This party continues to grow each year, and we want to say a very special thank you to all of the amazing companies and individuals that help us to make this party such a success…
HEB provided all of the food and drinks, as well as the cups, plates, etc and they delivered it all. HEB supports a lot of local charities and we are so grateful for all that they do for us and other organizations like ours.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt sent Curious George and the Man in Yellow Hat to read the kids some stories. HMH also provided new books, all wrapped, for Santa to hand out to all of the kids that attend the party.
PSA/Epic Healthcare provided all of the crafts for the kids to do, as well as many volunteers to help with the event.
Natalie Ebaugh Photography donated their time and talent to capture many special moments from the parties.
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. We had a lot of new volunteers this year as well, including another girl scout troop and a girl’s basketball team. And of course, we could not have a holiday party without our wonderful Santa and all of the individual volunteers that help us with our events.
We are looking forward to seeing everyone again soon!
Check out photos from this year’s parties – Continue to Album