Variety – The Children’s Charity’s makes peer play and friendship possible for children with autism in New Westminster, B.C.

Variety – The Children’s Charity’s makes peer play and friendship possible for children with autism in New Westminster, B.C.

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September 15, 2015

Variety – The Children’s Charity’s makes peer play and friendship possible for children with autism in New Westminster, B.C.

Vancouver, BC – Friend 2 Friend Social Learning Society is thrilled to announce a generous donation from Variety – The Children’s Charity for their new Play Centre in New Westminster, B.C.

“With Variety – The Children’s Charity’s support we are able to purchase the equipment necessary to create our Sensory Circus and early childhood therapeutic play rooms. We could not have done this without them,” says Heather McCracken, the Society founder and executive director.

“Variety is thrilled to continue its partnership with Friend 2 Friend Social Learning Society, and have a direct and positive impact on the lives of 150 children in Metro Vancouver,” says Dave McConachie, interim executive director at Variety – The Children’s Charity. “We believe that kids who have special needs are champions, and when they have access to support, are capable of achieving remarkable victories unique to their own potential.”

“Our second Play Centre, in New Westminster, enables us to provide services to more than double the number of children we are able to serve at our Play Centre in East Vancouver while also allowing us to add few fun new twists like our Sensory Circus play room. Variety – The Children’s Charity is a key partner in making all this possible”, says McCracken.

Since 1966, Variety – The Children’s Charity has raised more than 170 million, distributing grants throughout British Columbia to inspire hope, enrich lives and build a better future for children who have special needs. For more information visit variety.bc.ca.

Friend 2 Friend Social Learning Society is a non-government funded, non-profit charity founded in 2002 that has been designing and delivering their unique and innovative Autism Demystification® and Integrated Play Groups® programs to children and families in B.C., Canada, the United States and abroad for more than 14 years. The Play Centre New Westminster grand opening takes place on Saturday, Sept. 26 from 4 to 6 p.m. and is open to the public.

URL: www.friend2friendsociety.org, Email: friend2friend@shaw.ca
Twitter @F2FHeather, @F2FPlayCentre
Heather McCracken
Cell: 604-528-0560

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