SNG Ends 2013 with Donation to Camillus House
For Immediate Release
Special Needs Group Ends 2013 with Donation of Two Mobility Scooters and a Check for $2500 to Camillus House
Organization Has Provided Non-Profits with $17,500 Worth of Mobility Scooters This Year
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – Dec. 5, 2013 – Special Needs Group, Inc., www.specialneedsgroup.com, the leading global provider of special needs equipment rentals, is committed to supporting the South Florida community. As a part of this promise of friendship and assistance, to date, the organization has donated five $2,500 mobility scooters in 2013. On November 20, Special Needs Group made a final 2013 donation of two additional mobility scooters to Camillus House. These donations bring the total number of mobility scooters donated in 2013 to seven, with a total monetary value of $17,500. Previous donations have been made to ARC Broward and Clinics Can Help.
“It is our mission to deliver an accessible world, whether that means traveling the globe or navigating one’s own community,” said Andrew Garnett, president and CEO of Special Needs Group. “Everyone deserves to have the mobility to explore their surroundings, and it’s one of our top priorities at Special Needs Group to make a difference. We’re proud to give back to the community by donating seven mobility scooters to those in need in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade Counties in 2013.”
On November 20, Special Needs Group’s CEO Andrew Garnett presented two mobility scooters to the residents of Camillus House during a ceremony. All residents will have access to the scooters. In addition, Garnett gifted a check of $2500 to the organization’s CEO Dr. Paul R. Ahr. Camillus House provides Christian hospitality through direct services of food, clothing, shelter, addiction counseling, behavioral health and job training, and healthcare to South Florida’s poor and homeless. Camillus House is located at 1603 Northwest Seventh Avenue, Miami, FL 33136.
ARC Broward, a nationally accredited non-profit organization, provides services to children and adults with intellectual disabilities, as well as those with various life challenges also connected Special Needs Group with a young woman in need. Special Needs Group gifted a mobility scooter to Celexia Dixon, who interned as a receptionist at ARC Broward and is confined to a wheelchair.
Clinics Can Help, a non-profit organization based in Palm Beach County that helps children, adults, and the elderly by redistributing surplus medical equipment and supplies, received four mobility scooters from Special Needs Group. Clinics Can Help recipients included Rita Echo (62), who suffers from severe stenosis; Lynda Wynds (67), a stroke survivor; Annette Hill (79), who has osteoarthritis and diabetic neuropathy; and Frances Kelly (79), who has spinal stenosis and osteoarthritis in the legs and knees.
About Special Needs Group, Inc.
Special Needs Group, Inc. is the leading global provider of wheelchair rentals, scooter rentals, oxygen rentals and other special needs equipment rentals. It also offers a broad range of special needs equipment for purchase. Recommended by the world's major cruise lines for superior service and value, Special Needs Group also services guests visiting hotels, resorts, theme parks and convention centers. Special Needs Group is the only mobility and oxygen equipment supplier that is approved to deliver to all major cruise lines. Special Needs Group is the travel industry’s only total special needs travel solution. Special Needs Group provides service in 135 cities located in 30 countries. It is located at 302 NW 1st Street, Dania Beach, FL 33004. For more information, visit www.specialneedsgroup.com or call 1-800-513-4515.
# # #
Official News Releases
- November 13, 2015
- SNG announces Certification Milestone
2,500 Travel Professionals successfully complete Special Needs Group Certified Accessible Travel Advocates® program!
- July 17, 2014
- Travel Agent wins free MSC Cruise in Special Needs Group Certification promotion
Gloria Hallick, ACC of Expedia CruiseShipCenters in Alberta, Canada is the lucky winner of the SNG Certification promotion that resulted in SNG celebrating over 2,000 Certified Accessible Travel Advocates.
- July 1, 2014
- Special Needs Group® / Special Needs at Sea® Continue Efforts to Provide Awareness for Special Needs Travel
Special Needs Group® / Special Needs at Sea® Continue Efforts to Provide Awareness for Special Needs Travel at National Federation of the Blind Annual Convention in Orlando, Fla.
- May 16, 2014
- Special Needs Group and Sun & Fun Cycles Team Up to Expand Access to Widely Acclaimed Hollywood Beach, FL Broadwalk
Special Needs Group and Sun & Fun Cycles Team Up to Expand Access to Widely Acclaimed Hollywood Beach, FL Broadwalk, Empowering Individuals with Special Needs to Explore Popular Tourist Destination
- April 16, 2014
- MSC Cruises Partners with Special Needs Group for Agent Education
Offers Free Cruise for SNG Certified Accessible Travel Advocate® Certification Promotion
- April 29, 2015
- SNG Donates a Powerchair to ARC Broward Client
- August 25, 2014
- Sun Sentinel's Top Work Places for People on the Move Honors Andrew Garnett, President/CEO of SNG
- May 6, 2013
- Special Needs Group Featured in The Miami Herald
Special Needs Group Featured in The Miami Herald
- May 6, 2013
- Scooter Donation Helps Improve Teen's Mobility
Scooter Donation Helps Improve Teen's Mobility
- May 9, 2011
- Demand for Special Needs Equipment on Cruises is Growing
As more people with disabilities and special needs opt to take a cruise, businesses are rushing to meet growing demand for ship-board mobility devices.