There are not words to describe the excitement that over 150 children with their parents were able to experience during this most magical event. Our team works for months planning, hours of late nights and weekends and it was worth every smile we witnessed. The theme was from The Grinch That Stole Christmas ‘Whoville’. Each child that attended received Santa presents during their personal visit with Santa and Mrs. Clause. We created a city of “Whoville” with carnival style activity booths that were amazed by all the children.
Each booth was manned by local companies or families that wanted to be involved to make this event special for these incredible children. Brave Like Bronson, Inc. made sure that each family member enjoyed a nice dinner and desserts which had a “Whoville” menu theme. The entire event was filled with love for these families. It is an honor for us at Brave Like Bronson, Inc. to allow these families to come out to a Christmas party as one unit. In the special needs world, it is very hard for the entire family to enjoy the Christmas cheer together. Many preparations must take place to allow certain accommodations for special needs children. We make sure every “T” is crossed and every “I” is dotted.
Every year, we honor two children that have earned their angel wings through many battles. This makes the Christmas party even more meaningful. Our two special angels that we honored were Aaron Smith and Wyatt Morrison. Each one of these little boys were the most incredible, courageous, bold, fearless, little warriors ever. Throughout “Whoville” we had street signs that read, “Aaron’s Avenue” and “Wyatt’s Way.” Both sets of parents for these special angels attended and were awarded for their loving heroic parenting. Having the parents at the Christmas party showed unconditional bravery for their child and it gave Aaron and Wyatt’s parents memories for a lifetime.
This unforgettable Christmas party was made possible through many donations to Brave Like Bronson, Inc. and through the “Pack A Truck Toy Drive” with our local car dealerships. (Ron Anderson Chevrolet, Paul Clark Ford and Rick Keffer Jeep Chrysler Dodge). Each donation given, rather a toy or monetary made a big magical event for these special children. Thank you!
As this event has tripled in size, plans are already in place for the 4th Annual Brave Like Bronson Special Needs Children’s Christmas Party that will be held on December 15, 2018. We hope that your family had a magical Christmas this year!
It’s almost time for the PACK-A-TRUCK TOY DRIVE for the
3RD ANNUAL BRAVE LIKE BRONSON SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PARTY
that will be held on December 16th
Starting on November 17th RON ANDERSON CHEVROLET, PAUL CLARK FORD and RICK KEFFER DODGE will begin collecting toys. These dealerships are in competition with each other to see who can come up with the largest truck load.
There are two ways that you can help make this a magical event for these children:
#1 MAKE A DONATION - Use the DONATE button on this page and make a donation through PayPal. You can use a credit card; you don't need a PayPal account. Each donation is tax deductible as Brave Like Bronson is a 501(c)3 nonprofit. You will receive a letter of contribution for your taxes.
#2 GIVE A GIFT AT A DEALERSHIP - You could visit one of the dealerships located in Yulee, Florida. Drop off a ‘new unwrapped’ toy starting November 17th.
As the RSVP’s are pouring in, our goal is to make this the most memorable Christmas event for these special needs children and their families.
This moment was the most incredible memorable day for Team Bronson as the team joined with Ainsley’s Angels to run in the 42nd Marine Corps Marathon located in Washington, D.C. Crossing the finish line after 26.2 miles was such an honor for Bronson, his dad and Bronson’s running buddy Bill! Thank you to all who made this monumental day happen! What a powerful, emotional day it was……
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The gifts were wrapped, placed by the tree waiting in anticipation for Santa and his special needs children to be perched on his knee. It is 6:55 and now 7:00 when the children start streaming in to experience this wonderful night. A night filled with love, surprises and fun to even keep the young at heart attentive and full of delight.
The 2nd Annual Special Needs Children’s Christmas Party hosted more than 280 guests. It began with the arrival of Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus and many attentive elves to ensure the children and their families experienced a fun filled night of gift giving, good food and outdoor fun. Presents were opened, crafts were made and games were played. Children were strolled to enjoy the Christmas lights and chasing bubbles through the night. ‘Our hearts were full by watching and hearing the parents and children’s comments on how incredible this night was for their families.’
There were enough toys that we were able to share with other special needs children within the public school system. We were all blessed to experience this magical night.