AbilityFirst Asks For Community Support to Make it a Happy Holiday for Children with Disabilities

Top Quote AbilityFirst Claremont Center is requesting community support for the children with disabilities attending the Claremont Center Holiday Party in the form of donations, gifts, toys and electronics. End Quote
  • Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA (1888PressRelease) December 03, 2014 - The donations will help make it a happy holiday for those with developmental disabilities such as autism, cerebral palsy, epilepsy and Down syndrome.

    "The holiday party is one of the highlights of the year for the children in our program. We really want to make the holidays extra special for them," said Julie Martin, director of AbilityFirst Claremont Center. "So now we are asking the community's help in making sure the kids will not be disappointed."

    The public can donate items online from AbilityFirst Wish List with the purchase of a gift through MyRegistry.com or by donating money through the AbilityFirst website, specifying that the donation is for the Claremont Center Holiday Party. Toy and gift donations can also be made directly at the Claremont Center by contacting Julie Martin 909-621-4727 or jmartin ( @ ) abilityfirst dot org dot

    The distribution of the gifts to children will be made by Santa Claus himself on Saturday, December 6, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am, at the AbilityFirst Claremont Center located at 480 South Indian Hill Blvd. in Claremont, California.

    This year's theme is Pajama Holiday party and all the children will be dressed in their pajamas awaiting the arrival of Santa. As many as 250 people are expected to attend, including numerous volunteers from local service organizations.

    About Ability First
    Established in 1926 AbilityFirst, formerly Crippled Children's Society of Southern California, provides programs and services to help children and adults with disabilities reach their full potential. Through 25 locations across Southern California, they offer a broad range of employment, recreational and socialization programs as well as accessible residential housing complexes and an accessible camp, Camp Paivika, for both children and adults. More about the Claremont Center Children's program can be found by visiting our website http://www.abilityfirst.org/.

    *This event is for the children that attend the AbilityFirst Claremont Center only and is not open to the general public.

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