BENEFITING: Parent To Parent Of Miami Inc
ORGANIZER: Parent To Parent Of Miami Inc
Parent To Parent Of Miami Inc wrote -
As a parent of a 23 year old young man with cerebral palsy, I have experienced the joy, challenges and isolation that most families of children with disabilities endure. In 2010, I joined Parent to Parent of Miami to help other families in their journey to advocate for the specific needs of their own children and to provide the critical support and guidance in pursuing this endeavor. Beyond raising my own child to become a young and strong willed man, this work has brought purpose and joy to my life, witnessing families become stronger, more courageous and more effective in acquiring the supports and services needed for their childrens' developmental progress. This connection to Parent to Parent of Miami serves as a lifeline to thousands of familes we have served throughout the years.
Today, I am asking you to please donate to Parent to Parent of Miami’s Macy’s Shop for a Cause campaign. The funds raised will go directly to support our 5th Annual Family Engagement Picnic to be held February 24, 2018. Our annual picnic helps families connect and network with other families and caregivers of children and adults with disabilities. As our picnic grows, so does the need to increase awareness on health and wellness issues for the families attending.
The goal for this year is to include screening stations for health/wellness management to promote healthy living habits for the families we serve. Who are the caregivers of children and adults with disabilities? Parents 88%; siblings 5.3% and other 6.6%
You can make a difference by donating $5 or more to my team. Or share how Parent to Parent of Miami has helped you by creating your own team to help us reach our goal.
Footnote: Data from the 2013-2014 Adult Family and Child Family Survey.