Special Needs Group Gives Back to Community
Special Needs Group Gives Back to Local Community, Donates
$2,500 Mobility Scooter to 18-Year-Old Celexia Dixon, Intern at ARC Broward
First of 10 Scooters that Special Needs Group will Donate to South Floridians in Need
Sunrise, Fla. – July 31, 2013 -- Special Needs Group, Inc., the leading global provider of special needs equipment rentals, is committed to supporting the local community. Reflecting this commitment, the organization donated a $2,500 mobility scooter to 18-year-old South Florida resident Celexia Dixon on July 31 at ARC Broward. This is the first of 10 mobility scooters that Special Needs Group will be donating to those in need in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade Counties.
Dixon, who is interning as a receptionist during the summer at ARC Broward through the Workforce One program, currently uses a wheelchair because of her physical disability. She takes multiple buses to get to and from ARC Broward every day, even in the torrential rain.
“When we heard about Celexia’s situation, we knew that we were the perfect organization to help her,” said Andrew J. Garnett, president and CEO of Special Needs Group. “Our mission is to deliver an accessible world, and that includes helping those right in our own area.”
“Celexia is a very dedicated, hard-working intern who never complains about her disability,” said Jessica Kersey, director of development for ARC Broward. “This donation will make a great difference in her life.”
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. 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.
About ARC Broward
Incorporated in 1956, ARC Broward is a nationally accredited, private, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization providing services to children and adults with autism, Down Syndrome, and other intellectual disABILITIES, as well as those with various life challenges. ARC Broward operates three “mission-based” enterprises including the ARC Broward Learning Institute, ARC Broward Culinary Institute and ARC Broward Electronics Recycling Services and provides services through 21 programs in 10 locations across Broward County. By working hand in hand with families, guardians, businesses, civic organizations, donors and funders, encouragement and opportunities that create life-changing outcomes are provided so that people with disABILITIES and other challenges can live, learn, work and play in their communities. To learn more or to donate, visit www.arcbroward.com or call 954-746-9400. Follow ARC Broward on Facebook and Twitter.
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