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Santa Visits the Easterseals Respite Program

December Respite

The Easterseals Respite Program brought holiday cheer to our “Little Warriors” and military families. On Saturday, December 1, we hosted our first Holiday event in The Lisa A. Reeves Community Room in The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Inter-Generational Center. Festivities included a visit from Santa, face painting, arts and crafts, holiday-themed games, and a photo booth! We would like to thank the amazing volunteers from University of Dayton Alumni Association of DC/Baltimore Community for helping us make profound, positive differences in the lives of "Little Warriors" and military families. This was a wonderful opportunity to welcome new participants from the Easterseals Head Start Program in Prince George's County!

Our second Holiday event took place on Saturday, December 8 at American Legion Post 130​. Festivities included arts and crafts, cupcake decorating, and lunch. To top things off, Santa arrived on a fire truck with gifts for all of the children. This event wouldn't have been possible without the love and support of our incredible volunteers and sponsors! Special thanks to the amazing Sherry Lemnah, Rejana Pullarkat, John Tribble, Arlington County Fire Department Station 6, American Legion Post 85, and American Legion Post 177. 

The events embodied the mission of inclusion at Easterseals, celebrating all families and allowing children with disabilities or special needs, typically developing children, and children of wounded warriors the opportunity to grow, play and learn together. For more information about our Respite Services, please click HERE.

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