Support a Mobile Sensory Station for SOMA Events!

Did you know that some of our neighbors can become overwhelmed at town and community events, so they choose not to attend?

This can be due to autism, sensory processing disorders, PTSD, dementia, other disabilities, or neurodiversity that may cause them to experience what is referred to as “sensory overload.”


Sensory overload can be triggered by lights, noise, crowds, smells, and other stimuli. The result is severe anxiety and a desperate need to escape from events such as outdoor concerts, festivals, sporting events, or neighborhood block parties. Some families refrain from enjoying these community functions as a result, which can be isolating and create a feeling of exclusion.

Inspired by another town, we’re hoping to raise $25,000 to secure a Mobile Sensory Station that can be set up at events (and marketed in advance) to ensure a sensory-inclusive environment for all our kids and families.


Please consider donating and joining us for South Orange Village President Sheena Collum's Birthday celebration, which will take place in the Loft at SOPAC on Saturday, November 12, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Proceeds from the event will go to support this vital cause.


  • Anonymous 
    • 36 $ 
    • 9 d
  • Carol Cohen 
    • 50 $ 
    • 9 d
  • Eileen Bernardi 
    • 50 $ 
    • 15 d
  • Rachel Klinghoffer 
    • 36 $ 
    • 16 d
  • Jacqueline Hunter 
    • 50 $ 
    • 18 d
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Fundraising team: Host Committee and Fundraising Team (25)

Sheena Collum 
Organizer
South Orange, NJ
Ahadi Bugg-Levine 
Team member
ALISON OXMAN 
Team member
Andrea Beck 
Team member
Beth Cosentino 
Team member
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