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Joey's Gift Respite Care

Care for special children, a healthy break for their parents

When Bob and Wendy Minotti’s beloved son Joey passed away, they committed themselves to a mission of love in Joey’s name. They established Joey’s Gift, an effort to ensure that families with disabled children have access to the respite services necessary to keep their children close and families intact. The Minottis, drawing from their own experience of being forced to place Joey outside the home, have created a pathway of hope for other families dealing with the stress of constant caregiving. Partnering with Easterseals in 2007, Bob and Wendy continue to realize their dream of helping others through Joey’s Gift Respite Care program at Easterseals.

The greatest impact of the Joey’s Gift program is the precious opportunity for families to feel comfortable and entitled to a short healthy break.

Our next Respite events are:

  • September 18, 2021- Back to School!
  • October 23, 2921- Fall Festival
  • February 5, 2022- Love

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