WiggleKids: All Ages & Abilities

$9,270 of $25k goal

Raised by 78 people in 18 months
Kimberly Ferrara   SWANSEA, MA





WiggleKids® is an inclusive fitness classes at our studio for all ages - all abilities. From the moment you walk in the door, our methods of teaching fitness ensure that anyone can participate. 70% of our clientele had some type of special ability, many of which have autism. We are proud to say that our students shine like diamonds when participating in out activities. Stories of parents crying because they've never seen their child so happy. Non-verbal children singing and talking after a workout and social interactions that have led to life long friendships.

Our methods are original- but not unheard of- kindness, patience and breaking down instructions either verbally or visually for everyone to understand. Having students be role models and mentors to help others to excel as well as themselves.

We teach fitness like no one else! Rebounders, hippity hop balls, scooter boards, Drums Alive and Laughter Yoga- untraditional yet immensely fun ways to move and think- good for the body, mind and soul. With an 800 sq.ft. Sensory room as well, we are happy to say we have a place for students to unwind before, during or after class.

Our adult classes are showing signs of being a very big step in helping adults with special abilities who belong to specific day programs get their energy out while have a really great, age appropriate time doing so! Drums Alive Ability Beats and Creative Relaxation yoga have become known as our WiggleFit program for adults.

Wigglekids is also proud to offer volunteer internships to teenagers with exceptionalities to learn skills that will help them someday with future employment.

Our dream is to open more locations. Going from our first to the second will be a huge accomplishment in out journey to help as many people as we can. With discussions in the works to do so in 2017 we need this funding to jump start that new location in an underserved community nearby.

Please consider donating here on GoFundMe.  Then share our story with your friends.  You donation makes a HUGE difference in the lives of many.  We are always looking to help as many folks as possible through partnerships with other organizations that have access to individuals and or resources to make our funds go further! 


CELEBRATING ALL ABILITIES!

OUR YOGA ROOM
 

DRUMS ALIVE : ABILITY BEATS FOR EVERYONE!

BALL PIT IN OUR SENSORY ROOM!


FULL SENSORY ROOM AVAILABLE DURING ALL CLASSES FOR EVERYONE!
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Update 37
3 months ago
Today - May 26th is RED NOSE DAY! Show your support in helping children in need. WiggleKids® has been serving children of all ages, and all special abilities for over 4 years and we continue to do great work with you support! Have a great day! Thank you!
Today is Red Nose Day!
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Update 36
3 months ago
June 11th is our 4 year anniversary of our very first class offered at our studio in Swansea MA. This is the place that has transformed life after life. Every year we celebrate this anniversary, and this year we will do the same. It is the second year of our collectible cup series and Dominic - this year's artist - is launching his design for 2016 on June 11th!!! Anyone who donates $25 will receive this cup - please provide your email/contact info when donated so we can get your address! We only have 100 of them! and I do have a small amount of last year's cups if you didn't take advantage of year one! Be the person that collects them all! They are an amazing show of talent from individuals with very special abilities!!!
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Update 35
4 months ago
Thank you to everyone who participated in our Walkathon yesterday!!! It was an amazing day! I will be working to log in the offline donations to show our progress! The entire staff and I can't thank you enough for your support. You truly enable us to continue our work to bring inclusive activities and fitness to folks of all ages, all abilities. I'll be posting updates on what we are doing this year with the funds raised!
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Update 34
4 months ago
Our Walkathon is just around the corner! Thank you to all who have been donating here who cannot attend the event! Your support is so truly appreciated!!!
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$9,270 of $25k goal

Raised by 78 people in 18 months
Created February 23, 2015
$25
Anonymous
2 months ago
LP
$25
Linda Picard
3 months ago

Kim, keep up the good work! You and your programs are making a difference! The cup is beautiful but please gift it to someone for me. Thank you, Linda

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$100
Anonymous
4 months ago
AL
$50
Amanda LeMarier
4 months ago

Sorry that Zachary and I weren't able to make it to the walkathon. Hope everything went well! I'm sure it was a fun event!

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$25
Anonymous
4 months ago
JH
$150
Jennifer Hurley
4 months ago
$100
Anonymous
4 months ago
MB
$50
Mark Benoit
4 months ago
BS
$25
Bob Silvia
4 months ago
LP
$50
Linda Picard
4 months ago

Good Luck with the Walk-A-Thon!

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