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September 26, 2018

Jamboree benefited Parents of Special Children


A Jamboree fundraiser to benefit Parents of Special Children was held on May 19 at the Scriba Fire Department.

The family event, which included a chicken BBQ, bake sale, entertainment by Jammin’ Beats, door prizes, 50/50 raffles, games and crafts, was organized by the Parents of Special Children staff and board members.

Pictured is Austin Smith, receiving a raffle basket that he won, from Marie Smith, PSC Program Coordinator.

Pictured is Austin Smith, receiving a raffle basket that he won, from Marie Smith, PSC Program Coordinator.

Parents of Special Children is a 25-year-old not for profit community agency, mainly funded through the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities and Family Support Services, which provides supports to families in Oswego County who are raising children and/or adults with developmental disabilities.

Services include respite care, caregiver reimbursement, assistance with special requests and advocacy.

The agency hosts a local support group for parents of individuals with a developmental disability called Family Connections – Strengthening Families Touched by Special Needs.

PSC has also recently started “Doing It Our Way,” which is a new program of special activities for their families.

Sessions have included cheerleading, dance, basketball, and soccer.

Throughout the year, PSC hosts bowling events, race night at Oswego Speedway, an ice cream social, Breakfast with Santa, Dreamnight at the Zoo, and a Backyard BBQ for their families to enjoy.

Each of these wonderful events is able to happen because of the fundraising efforts and various private donations throughout the year.

The board of directors and staff would like to thank all the amazing volunteers who helped make this year’s jamboree a success! Without them, this event would not be possible.

For more information on services provided by Parents of Special Children, or to inquire about opportunities to volunteer at future events, please contact the office at 598-7672.

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