Next Special Needs Social Announced

Entry is free. The event will take place on Thursday, February 20th from 6pm to 8pm at the Knights Hall in Fair Haven.
CVR Ambassadors are ready for the next social.
CVR Ambassadors are ready for the next social.
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Special Needs Social


Fair Haven - New Jersey - US

FAIR HAVEN, N.J. - Jan. 24, 2014 - PRLog -- The Knights of Columbus Council 3187 has announced that they will be holding their third Special Needs Social on Thursday, February 20th, 2014 from 6pm to 8pm at the Knights Hall in Fair Haven. The social will be hosted by special needs ambassadors from the Center for Vocational Rehabilitation (CVR). KellyKares will be providing sensory-friendly activities and games. The event is funded by the Jay Dooley Memorial Foundation (JDMF) and held as part of an ongoing collaborative initiative to increase the socialization opportunities for people with special needs in central New Jersey.

“From the beginning our goal has been to create sustained social opportunities for individuals with special needs in our area,” said Travis Johnson, Marketing and Activities Coordinator at CVR. “It started with the Knights of Columbus Council 3187 graciously donating their hall and supporting us with volunteers. It has been fueled by the special needs CVR Ambassadors taking such pride in setting up the events. Now, with the continued financial support of the Jay Dooley Memorial Foundation, we are able to plan more exciting events in the coming months. Also, Kelly Booth, founder of KellyKares, will be taking over as director of our socials held at the Knights Hall in Fair Haven, which will allow us to expand even more.”

In addition to live music and sensory-friendly activities and games, the social will include dancing and light refreshments.

“Our council has been excited about the continued growth of these events,” said Mile Svikhart, President of Knights of Columbus Council 3187. “The amazing support by our members is a testament to the type of men that make up Council 3187. Our fellow Knights contribute time, donations and compassion to each social and we look forward to continuing to do so in the future.”

Entry is free and open to people with special needs (15 and over). Space is limited, RSVP is preferred by Monday, February 17th.

For more info or to RSVP to this event, please contact Travis Johnson via e-mail: or phone: 732-544-1800 ext 230

Founded in 1954, the Center for Vocational Rehabilitation (CVR) has provided what people with disabilities need most for their self-respect and the esteem of others: WORK.  CVR facilitates personal growth and helps bring dignity and respect to the people it serves through a variety of vocational and partial-care rehabilitation programs. For more information about CVR, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, please visit:

In 1882, The Knights of Columbus were officially chartered as a fraternal benefit society thanks to the efforts of Father Michael J. McGivney. The Order is still true to its founding principles of charity, unity and fraternity. For more information about the Knights of Columbus Council 3187, please visit:

Travis Johnson
732-544-1800 ext 230
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