This weekend, I took a short day trip back to Stow, Ohio to make an official appearance as Ms. Wheelchair USA and to celebrate the season at the Kandy Kane Xpress Holiday Festival with the Dane Foundation.
I’ve mentioned the Dane Foundation before – they’re the non-profit behind Ms. Wheelchair USA, but they also do a lot of work around quality of life items for people with disabilities, especially toiletries and other household items that are often taken for granted but are not generally covered or provided by other services. The holidays are a really special time for them, as one of their initiatives is Project Elf, which allows community members to provide gifts for people with disabilities in their area. The Kandy Kane Xpress is one of their annual fundraisers that helps to raise money to make Project Elf possible!
The Festival took place at Stow City Hall, which was totally decked out! There were cookies to decorate and enjoy with some milk, letters to write to Santa, and other crafts to do, too. And of course, you couldn’t leave without getting a picture with Santa and Mrs. Clause! The Grinch and Elsa also stopped by to say hi to everyone. It was really great to see all of the families running around and having a great time.