The Center for Disability Rights, Inc. is gearing up to host their annual “Accessible Halloween Trick-or-Treat” and they need volunteers! Last year, they had around 220 kids participate in this free event, located at our downtown Rochester office, at 497 State Street. They are looking forward to having even more children participate in this year’s event on Monday, October 29th, from 5:00 – 8:00 PM. They are in need of enthusiastic and friendly volunteers to help decorate our office, pass out candy, and assist with a variety of other activities (such as registration and running games). They would need some of their volunteers to come an hour prior to the event to help with last minute preparation and set up as well as volunteers to stay an hour after to help with clean up!
For many children with physical or sensory disabilities, going door-to-door to trick-or-treat may be a challenge, if it is an option at all. True to CDR’s mission to work for the independence, integration and civil rights of people with all types of disabilities, we transform our office space into a fun, safe, and fully-accessible “neighborhood.” In this environment, children with and without disabilities can come together and enjoy the best part of Halloween.
Each year the event has been a great success and we anticipate another large turnout this year! And with more children comes the need for more volunteers. (This is a great opportunity for large groups, too!) It is a very fun event to participate in, and we highly encourage all volunteers to dress up and get in the spirit. They will need volunteers to help out for the entire event from 5:00 – 8:00 PM, including set up prior to and clean up following the event, to ensure that every child has the same great experience. If you are able to volunteer the entire time or can come for a half shift - we would greatly appreciate anything you are willing and able to do.
If you or anyone you know are interested in volunteering, or have any questions, please contact me at (585) 546-7510 or at [email protected]. We hope you can help us make our “Accessible Halloween Trick-or-Treat” a great success!
Kristin E. Salter
Executive Assistant/ Communications Coordinator
Center for Disability Rights
497 State Street
Rochester, NY 14608
(585) 546-7510 (Voice)
(585) 546-5643 (Fax)