Last week, Miss America Outstanding Teen Nicole Jia paid a visit to perform for and interact with the individuals at Woods. Nicole was in town to participate in the opening act of the annual Thanksgiving Day parade in Philadelphia. Everyone in attendance enjoyed her dance number, piano piece, and especially the sing along with Woods residents!
Faulkner and Ciocca Dealerships have agreed to sponsor the Run for Woods for the third year in a row! During the month of November we made trips to several Faulkner-Ciocca Dealerships to personally thank the staff members for their continued support of Woods, especially our Run for Woods 5K.
Special thanks to Patrick, Lindsay, and Adam for sharing their inspirational stories at the dealership visits! You can view all three speeches here.
On October 19, members of the Woods community gathered to celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) with a moving parade featuring handmade signs with moving messages. Observed each October, NDEAM celebrates the contributions of workers with disabilities and educates about the value of a diverse workforce inclusive of their skills and talents.