What’s Good? WeCant2WeCan Christmas Social – With Isaiah Showell

By: Isaiah S. Showell, Follow South Jersey Multimedia Journalist/’What’s Good’ Host

Trinity Jagdeo talks with child at WeCant2WeCan Christmas Social. Photo credit: Isaiah Showell.

VINELAND, N.J. — Trinity Jagdeo, the founder of WeCant2WeCan nonprofit organization, hosted a sensory Christmas Social for the children in South Jersey with special needs.

“This is our first Christmas party and we didn’t know if we were having it or not but we finally decided its Christmas and we’re having a party,” said Jagdeo. “We received a grant to purchase adaptive clothing for the disability community so we gathered a bunch of people with disabilities that are in need we made it a sensory event so all people can attend.”

WeCant2WeCan nonprofit organization hosts a sensory Christmas Social for children with special needs. That’s What’s Good in South Jersey — with Isaiah Showell.

The Juicebox on Landis Avenue is where the sensory social took place, and at this social, kids can write letters to Santa, draw pictures, and enjoy refreshments, plus $5,000 dollars’ worth of toys and gifts were donated for the children to have something to rip open on Christmas day.

“I’m a believer so I believe the work I’m doing everyone should be doing; I just feel it’s the right thing to do,” said Jagdeo.

Kristi Gonzales is one of the many parents who attended the social with her son with special needs, and because of the social, her son can interact with people who are just like him.

“Trinity is absolutely amazing and this is an amazing event full of love and lots of hope,” said Gonzales.

Angela Morrison, Jagdeo’s mother, spoke on her work ethic and how proud she is of her daughter’s work.

“Her passion for special needs children is God given, she came home from school one day after she met her best friend Alexis and she fell in love, ever since then she was the kid who wanted to play with the kids with special needs and wanted to do whatever to make them feel better, said Morrison.

To get involved with Ms. Trinity’s nonprofit organization, visit WeCant2Wecan.org and see how you can support the cause.

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