True Oasis: An Evening for Caretakers of Special Needs Children

Achieve’s inaugural event for caretakers of special needs children was a huge success.

The Oasis of Appreciation and Relaxation event, hosted in collaboration with Pinelands Family Success Center, brought caretakers together to rejuvenate and connect with others in a calm and peaceful atmosphere. The ambiance was set with beautiful candlelight, soft classical music, and spa treatments including facial masks, hand treatments, massage, and exfoliant treatments.

Conversations of support and resources were discussed amongst parents and meaningful relationships were formed.

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“Thank you Malkie for an amazing evening out. I really felt at home with other parents who understand my daily struggles. I am so grateful to you for all your work with my daughter — and now you’re helping me take care of myself too!” – Tania R.

In the meantime, participants were at ease knowing that their special education children were being well taken care of in the children’s wing of the center. What fun the children had going from one exciting station to another, laughing and enjoying themselves! Stations included cotton candy and pizza, face painting, arts and crafts, dress up, and a silly photo booth.

The evening concluded with a grand raffle. The prize? A beautiful spa basket of course! Congrats to Latisha Bourdeaux on her win!!!

Participants received a special gift as a keepsake but what they gained was so much more than that: caretakers left feeling rejuvenated and happy. The sense of camaraderie, support and love was palpable.

❀ A special thank you to volunteer Dilek Bond and all the staff and volunteers at Pineland Success Center. ❀

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  1. Latisha Bourdeau on June 13, 2018 at 8:05 pm

    This was a wonderful experience. My self and my children had a wonderful time. I hope to do it again soon. As parents of special needs children, we rarely get a moment to take care of ourselves. Thank you to Achieve for giving me some much needed R&R. I love the spa basket too!!!.

    • Malkie Nussbaum on June 28, 2018 at 8:59 pm

      We were happy to have you! Congrats again on winning the grand prize 🙂

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