CDR and RCIL are Hosting an Accessible Halloween Bash
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 18, 2023
CONTACT: Jason Barber, Development Manager, Center for Disability Rights, 585-546-7510 ex1400 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Center for Disability Rights (CDR) and Regional Center for Independent Living (RCIL), in partnership with GRASA Lights on After School, will host a fantastic and Accessible Trunk or Treat experience for children with and without disabilities on October 26, 2023, at Innovative (Frontier) Field. The event will run from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, with a low-sensory experience scheduled from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Registration closes on Friday, October 20th. Last year’s event had over 491 children attend and over 30 decorated trunks have been provided by local businesses, organizations, and agencies.
This event was inspired nearly a decade ago when a disabled parent informed us that he was unable to participate in the traditional door-to-door trick-or-treating with his children because he used a wheelchair. This seemingly simple activity can often pose challenges or even be unattainable for those with disabilities. This story served as the catalyst for the inception of our Halloween event. At the heart of this event lies CDR’s mission to champion the independence, integration, and civil rights of individuals with all forms of disabilities.
This event promises an exciting experience for all participants, catering to a wide range of interests, not to mention a generous supply of candy. Attendees can look forward to encountering sports mascots such as Spikes and Mittsy, Star Wars character groups, and even a costume contest. Moreover, the event will feature appearances from magicians and K-9 Unit.
Since 2006, we have provided a fun, safe, and fully accessible Trunk-or-Treat event. In order to make this event a success we are asking for your support, and we sincerely appreciate any monetary and/or candy contributions you would be able to make. This event is only possible through the generous donations from caring members of our community. No donation is too small; each gift is priceless to us! CDR is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization, so your donation is tax deductible.
We also extend our heartfelt thanks to our supporters and sponsors: Daisy Marquis Jones Foundation, Golisano Foundation, Ames Amzalak Memorial Trust, and our candy sponsors Food Link and NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities