SenseAbility Gym Incorporated, a non-profit in Hopedale, MA, will host a sensory friendly Santa party for families of children with special needs. The party will be Sunday, December 2nd, from 2pm-4pm at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church Function Room, 187 Hopedale Steet, Hopedale, MA.
As parents of children with sensory issues, we know that sometimes it’s hard for some children to be in the mall to see Santa. The lines are long, the lights and noises are overwhelming, and the kids and parents just can’t stay. For children with autism, ADHD and similar diagnoses, everything can get too overwhelming. And many times it means that their siblings miss out on an opoprtunity for a visit with St. Nick.
At our holiday party, Santa will be available for children to visit with on their own terms. They can talk to him quietly or sit next to him. No long lines to wait in. Parents can choose to have their child’s photo taken and e-mailed to them after the event.
The event is open to the public for any family who might want – or need – a quiet place to sit with Santa. The kids will have a safe place to have a snack and do some holiday crafts. Parents will have a safe place to talk and get support.
Food for the event is generously donated by Whole Foods in Bellingham, MA.
$10 donation per family is requested at the door. All proceeds will go to SenseAbility Gym.
SenseAbility Gym Incorporated is a nonprofit corporation serving special needs children in the greater Hopedale, Massachusetts area. Our mission is to provide a parent-led sensory gym, giving children with special needs a safe, fun, indoor area where they can play and accommodate their sensory needs. This will be the first of its kind in the metrowest area of Massachusetts.
The anticipated opening date for the sensory gym is January 2013. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go towards operating costs and equipment purchases for the gym.