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For Immediate Release

Take Your Teddy Bear to Work or School Day

EMPOWER After School Students Receive a Cuddly Treat

Elizabeth City, NC, October 11, 2017

teddy bear

Every day children with intellectual and developmental disabilities attend this special Easterseals UCP EMPOWER Afterschool Program in North Carolina.The program sponsored by Trillium Health Resources is aimed at helping children with homework, activities and socialization.

The children received a treat when Elizabeth City State University (ECSU) students included them in an outreach project.  The EMPOWER children were invited to a community Build-A-Bear event.  College students kindly helped the afterschool program children including Kieasia pick out the perfect bear.  Kieasia was thrilled to make and take home her new cuddle creation. 

Today we celebrate beautiful moments like this on Bring Your Teddy Bear to Work or School Day.  The EMPOWER children plan to continue connecting with ECSU students including being part of their upcoming homecoming parade on October 14.

Learn more about Easterseals UCP at www.eastersealsucp.com

ABOUT EASTERSEALS UCP

Easterseals UCP is a non-profit organization serving the special needs communities in North Carolina and Virginia.  Our mission is to create opportunities, promote individual choice, and change the lives of children and adults with disabilities by maximizing their individual potential to live, learn, work and play in their communities.

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