CP Family Network has directed $2,500 to the Easter Seals Inter-Generational Center of the Greater Baltimore Washington D.C. Region, thanks to a grant from the law firm of Janet, Jenner & Suggs, LLC. The money will be used to buy new nursery cribs, freeing up money to serve additional special needs families using the center's unique multi-generational approach.
"We were thrilled to be able to direct grant funds to this worthy, innovative organization, nominated by our CP Families Facebook community because it directly benefits our kids," said Lisa Viele, CPFN parent advisor. "As parents, we're on the front lines. We have a voice. This is one way to make it heard," she said.
The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Inter-Generational Center in Silver Spring, MD, serves both typical and special needs populations through various programs and activities, such as infant care, day care, senior care, and services for veterans. Their approach, mixing seniors and children in daily activities, is considered unique.
"The Cerebral Palsy Network's generous donation to Easter Seals will help us accommodate more children in our rapidly-growing Child Development Center," said Easter Seals President & CEO Lisa Reeves.
"We ensure access to services for children with special needs including autism, Down Syndrome, cerebral palsy and other development delays, and donor support to ensure our high quality care makes all the difference. We greatly appreciate it!"
"We believe in giving back to the community," said Howard Janet, JJ&S managing partner. "Because we work with families touched by cerebral palsy every day, cerebral palsy is not just a concept for us. We understand the challenges these kids and their parents face. We are committed to supporting groups that can make a difference for them," he added.
CP Family Network is a non-profit organization founded in 2007, by parents whose children developed cerebral palsy as the result of a birth injury. The organization seeks to provide information, support and legal and medical resources to all families and others affected by cerebral palsy. CP Family Network provides two one-of-a-kind resources on the Web: the CP Family Care Guide: Medical and Emergency Records, for keeping track of information for a special needs child; and CP Family Survival Guides, which lists cerebral palsy resources for all 50 states. Also, parents find support and information from each other daily on the CP Family Network Facebook page and can sign up for regular emails of timely articles about cerebral palsy and CP families.
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