Thanks to the generosity of the Leonard & Marian Freeman Fund, we are able to offer our Parents Night Out program four times a year. This program gives parents of children with special needs a much-needed chance to have a night to themselves while their children enjoy a fun program of activities and socializing with friends. Some of the children need one-on-one assistance, others are able to be more independent, but everyone is included and participates. One child recently came skipping down the hallway of the JCC to the program shouting, "This is so fun!" One parent told staff that even if they (the parents) just sat in their car in the parking lot to get some alone time, it would be appreciated.
Our upcoming dates for the next PNOs are Saturday, May 10, Saturday, October 11, 2014 and Saturday, January 24, 2015. If you would like more information or want to register your child, please contact Julie Sondhelm at jsondhelm@JFGI.org or 317.259.6822. If you'd like to volunteer and enjoy a very rewarding evening with these amazing children or if you'd like to donate to expand the programming we are able to offer to our families with children who have special needs, please contact Julie, as well.