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For Immediate Release

Easterseals UCP Teens & Adults Participate in “Night To Shine”

Special Night for Special People

Wilmington, NC, February 25, 2019

For four years now, more than 100,000 people with special needs and their guests, including caregivers, families and group home staff, participate annually  in the “Night To Shine” event around the world.  The prom night is held every February with more than 650 host churches in 50 states and 22 countries. 

EMPOWERTeens, Ashira and Shannete, from the Easterseals UCP EMPOWER program in Wilmington, NC and all of the adults from the Easterseals UCP Sanford Group Home took part in this unforgettable night.  Prom-goers were provided with beautiful gowns of their choice, makeup, hair, transportation in limos and other services free of charge. 

group home“They were treated like royalty during the days leading up to the event and the night of,” said Lindsey Nelson, Director of the EMPOWER Summer Camp and Afterschool Program in Wilmington.

The highlight was walking or riding on the red carpet where “paparazzi” awaited their arrival. The worldwide event is sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation. 

More information about Easterseals UCP EMPOWER Programs and Residential Services.

Easterseals UCP provides meaningful and exceptional services so that children and adults living with disabilities and mental health challenges can live, learn, work and play in their communities.

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