A sweet way to help kids with disabilities go to summer camp
Posted on February 7th, 2013 by Beth
Last week several Easter Seals clients and their families visited Friendly’s headquarters in Wilbraham, Mass. to officially kick off Friendly’s 32nd annual Cones for Kids campaign. Friendly’s Restaurants, LLC, has been a corporate sponsor of Easter Seals for years, and their Cones for Kids campaign has raised more than $27 million for Easter Seals since 1981.
At the kickoff, campers Sabrina and Ana expressed how much they love spending time at Easter Seals Explorer Camp each summer. “The kids there are like me,” Sabrina said. “They understand me.” Explorer Camp was created for campers like Sabrina and Ana, campers who have autism and other social challenges. The kids get to know other kids with disabilities. Activities provide lots of opportunities to learn, grow and have fun.
Now through Valentine’s Day, you can support Easter Seals Camp Friendly’s programs for kids with autism and other disabilities every time you visit a Friendly’s Restaurant. Not only will you help kids like Sabrina and Ana, but you’ll be rewarded with a sheet of Valentine Cards! The Valentines can be redeemed at Friendly’s for five free Kids Cones and one buy-one-get-one free adult entrée purchase.
Funds raised through Friendly’s Cones for Kids program support Easter Seals Camp Friendly’s in nearly 30 different locations. Camp Friendly’s provides an opportunity for kids with autism and other disabilities to enjoy camp activities like boating, swimming, archery, ropes courses, horseback riding, hiking and fishing. Stopping by a Friendly’s Restaurant before February 14 gives you a chance to enjoy a tasty treat while feeling good about supporting essential disability camp programs in your community. Sweet!