More than a dozen children and youth with developmental disabilities will be the guests of honor at a special celebration sponsored by the Robbie Foundation.

The celebration will be taking place on Saturday, Feb. 9, at 11 a.m. at the Morrison Center in Scarborough, located at 60 Chamberlin Road. WCSH6-TV’s Jackie Ward will serve as the master of ceremonies.

The mission of the Robbie Foundation is to provide children with developmental disabilities through Maine, adaptive equipment, therapy treatments and other services that are not covered by insurance. At the celebration the foundation will give away numerous items, ranging from an adaptive tricycle, wheelchair lift parts, weighted vests and an all-terrain wheelchair. The foundation will also donate eight iPads, therapeutic swimming and horseback riding lessons and iPad communication software.

The recipients come from across the state from southern Maine to Dover-Foxcroft. They range in age from 2 years old to 18, and their disabilities include autism, neurological disorders to cerebral palsy.

The foundation choose recipients every three months through an application process which includes letters of recommendations from therapists, doctors and teachers. This quarter the foundation received requests that totaled more than $20,000.

The foundation has donated more the $12,000 worth of equipment, treatments and services over the past two years thanks to the hard work of volunteers, businesses and foundations, including Walgreen’s, Black Bear Medical and the Davis Family Foundation.

For more information contact Lynn Gierie at [email protected], or 229-1807


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