A Day in the Community: A Royal Experience

Make-a-Wish CastleThey say that life is composed of a series of special moments and memories, so we try to enrich the lives of our program participants by helping them have more of them!

Our Sayreville location is one of nine-day programs across the state serving hundreds of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This summer we shared a new experience with our program participants when we were specially invited to the Make-a-Wish Castle in Monroe, NJ. The Sayreville staff consisting of Elizabeth Ciancia, Andrea O'Brian, and Quetcy Sosa, entered the mesmerizing new world castle with 15 of our participants. We were immediately welcomed with great warmth and taken into the grand castle to admire its elements of beauty. The participants were in awe. A special highlight of the trip was the “wish room” where we learned that “no wish or dream is far from reach.” Everyone left with that message embedded in our minds and feelings of hope and
happiness. It was an experience they still talk about today!

“The Castle staff shared their motto with us to “transform lives, one wish at a time.” This is what I feel we do every day with our program participants as well. I come to work every day and try to make it the best day of their lives.”

Last updated: February 7, 2020

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