Merlin’s Magic Wand
19th March 2015
In the past, LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago has hosted special events for Easter Seals DuPage and Fox Valley so that children with special needs and their families can comfortably experience the Center. In an effort to bring the magic to the children, Merlin's Magic Wand and the attrraction recently renovated a special play room, offering families a creative space to play and grow.
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago recently donated time and resources through Merlin's Magic Wand to help renovate a special room in an Easter Seals facility located in Villa Park, Illinois.
The unveiling ceremony included the Center’s mascot, along with a group of very excited children ready to break through a wall of soft LEGO bricks set up in front of the room. The Center’s Master Model Builder even built a pair of oversized LEGO scissors created exclusively for ribbon-cutting!
“We love having the opportunity to work with Easter Seals DuPage & Fox Valley because of how well our two organizations fit together,” said Nick Miller, general manager of LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago. “We know that by providing this space, children of all ages are going to have the opportunity to play and learn with LEGO bricks, and that’s a rewarding thought for us.”
“We are grateful for our continued partnership with LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago and now Merlin’s Magic Wand,” said Theresa Forthofer, Easter Seals DuPage & Fox Valley president and CEO. “This donation will allow children of all abilities to have a magical space to play together while receiving the services they need in order to gain maximum independence.”
It was very rewarding for the project’s leadership team to see the reaction of the parents and children in attendance. It will surely encourage growth, creativity and development for many children and families benefiting from the services provided by the Easter Seals organization.