Special Gifts for over 100 Niagara families!
Another hugely successful Holiday Shopping Day was held 0n December 15th.
Children with autism spectrum disorder from over 100 Niagara families were able to select very special gifts for their family members because this event provides a safe and sensory controlled environment for them to shop in. Thanks to the many volunteers who make this event a success every year and to the many supporters of this event. Special thanks to the Niagara organizations who sponsored the event this year – Walmart, Welland Ave., St. Catharines; Walmart, Fairview Mall, St. Catharines, Meridian Credit Union, St Catharines branches and Welland Honda.
Finally, a very sincere thanks to Stephanie Reid who generously gives many, many hours of her time throughout the year to make this event happen every year. You are one in a million!
Looking forward to seeing everyone next year!
Way better [than the mall]. One, its not too crowded … less noisy. You don’t have to wait - 7 year-old shopperCrowded malls, blaring music and bright displays can take their toll on many holiday shoppers, but for many children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the simple experience of buying gifts for their loved ones, can be overwhelming. Holiday Shopping Day allows children with ASD to share in the joy of selecting gifts for their family (and their family the joy of receiving them) in a safe and sensory-sensitive environment.
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