By: Isaiah S. Showell, Follow South Jersey Multimedia Journalist/’What’s Good’ Host
MULLICA HILL, N.J. – The nonprofit organization, From We Can’t 2 We Can, hosted a backpack giveaway at Harbaugh Village to help families with school supplies that are adaptive for children with special needs. Families showed up, and enjoyed the free supplies along with the other attractions like roller skating, a carousel, and a food truck.
“The school supplies are modified, and they definitely appreciate it,” said Trinity Jagdeo, founder and CEO of From We Can’t 2 We Can. “It makes things easier.”
Jagdeo and her team have been serving South Jersey’s children with special needs for nearly a decade, starting with her best friend, Alexus, who has spinal muscular atrophy. Jagdeo has supported her and families with children with special needs serving as a bridge to resources which the families appreciate.
Khadijha Shahid, who has children with medical issues, finds it challenging just leaving the house.
“When they were little, I didn’t get out of the house,” said Shahid. “I really appreciate this organization because my kids learn that they can go out and behave like other kids because when they see other kids like them, they feel they can do things too. It’s a huge impact on my kid’s life.”
Harbaugh Village donated over two-hundred toys to the children as well as leaving no room for unhappy children on their way to a brand-new school year. The collaboration between Harbaugh Village and From We Can’t 2 We Can made so much sense because the entire village in Mullica Hill is handicap accessible just waiting for kids to take advantage of the attractions, they may not have access to at other places like axe throwing and an ice cream shop just to name a few. Harbaugh Village and From We Can’t 2 We Can are definitely what’s good in South Jersey!
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