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E.M.P.O.W.E.R. Adult Program Participants Enjoyed Their Restaurant Work Experience

Ahoskie, NC, November 16, 2018

The Pizza Inn Fundraiser was not only about serving customers and raising money, but it was an amazing opportunity for the participants of the E.M.P.O.W.E.R. Adult Program in Hertford County to work in a restaurant.

EMPOWERThe Easterseals UCP E.M.P.O.W.E.R. program sponsored by Trillium Health Resources provides children with intellectual developmental disabilities with afterschool and summer camp activities.  Meanwhile, in Ahoskie, an adult morning program works on skills and socialization.

During the Pizza Inn Fundraiser, participants  waited tables, washed dishes, put out clean dishes on the buffet, fixed beverages and cleaned tables. Sarah-Grace Britton, Director of the E.M.P.O.W.E.R. Program in Hertford County said, “Watching the joy and determination on my adult clients’ faces brought tears to my eyes!”

EMPOWERSarah-Grace witnessed so much progress in that one night including confidence and determination to do a good job.  She said, “Customers from that night are still complimenting us whenever they into our group around town.”  This group of hard working adults were thrilled to raise $957!

Learn more about the Easterseals UCP E.M.P.O.W.E.R. program.


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.

Learn more about Easterseals UCP at www.eastersealsucp.com.

For more information contact:
Kathy Edgerton
Easterseals UCP Chief Communications Officer
(O) 919-865-8660
(C) 919-208-0621


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