Easter Seals and A.C. Moore Arts and Crafts Partner for a Craft Event to Help Families Living with Disabilities

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Easter Seals is partnering with A.C. Moore for their third annual in-store campaign

I helped Make the First Five Count

I helped Make the First Five Count

Easter Seals Make the First Five Count® initiative emphasizes the need of detecting developmental delays and getting kids the therapies and treatments they need before they reach the age of five.

WHAT:
Easter Seals is partnering with A.C. Moore for their third annual in-store campaign to offer a fun, family event to support families living with autism and other disabilities. A.C. Moore is hosting an in-store “Make and Take” craft event for children and their families to Act for Autism by decorating a T-shirt or donating $1 at checkout in any A.C. Moore store. It’s a creative way to help people living with disabilities!

WHO:
Children, families and arts and crafts fans of all ages are welcome.

WHEN:
April 21, 2012
Purchase a T-shirt onsite and decorate it for FREE
1-3 p.m. EDT
To find an A.C. Moore location near you, visit the store locator at http://www.acmoore.com.

INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES:
Representatives from Easter Seals and A.C. Moore will be ready and willing to answer any questions about autism and disability services and the families that we help.

  • Local families living with autism and/or other disabilities
  • A.C. Moore managers
  • Local Easter Seals and Make the First Five Count® spokespeople

WHY:
The “Make and Take” craft event is a creative way to support Easter Seals Act for Autism® and to help people with autism and other disabilities. Crafting allows families to play together and connect with their communities, and serves as a creative outlet for children with autism and other disabilities—so everyone can get together to show off their creative talents!

Monies raised from the campaign will help children and adults with disabilities access critical services that help them live, learn, work and play.

MORE INFORMATION:
aster Seals is the leading non-profit provider of services for individuals with autism, developmental disabilities, physical and mental disabilities, and other special needs. Easter Seals Make the First Five Count® initiative emphasizes the need of detecting developmental delays and getting kids the therapies and treatments they need before they reach the age of five. Through therapy, training, education and support services, Easter Seals creates life-changing solutions so that people with disabilities can live, learn, work, and play in their communities. To learn more visit MaketheFirstFiveCount.org or easterseals.com or acmoore.com

CONTACTS:
Patti Thomas
A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts, Inc.
P: 847/884-0000
patti(at)carsonstoga(dot)com

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