A Fun-Filled Day with Special Needs Students

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PUBLISHED AUGUST 24, 2019

Oh what fun in the sun! In collaboration with our long-time partner United Way of Greater Los Angeles and Home of Angels, bank volunteers recently had a blast spending a day at the park with special needs students.

Often misunderstood by the community, students having conditions such as autism, cerebral palsy, Down’s syndrome, and mental retardation can have limited social interactions. That’s why it is so important for us to host events like the recent park day, which creates a warm and welcoming environment for special needs students to learn new social skills.

Through activities like musical chairs, duck-duck-goose, obstacle course games and more, our volunteers helped the students learn to interact with new people while having fun. Several of our associates’ children also participated in the activities to serve as friends and role models to the students.

Thank you to our volunteers, especially organizations like Home of Angels, for their critical work in providing a support system for special needs students to gain self-sufficiency and better integrate within the community.