New sensory rooms and a haunted hayride
When Vivint Smart Home first volunteered at the Devereux School in Philadelphia in 2014, volunteers knew they were helping a truly special place. Not only does the Devereux School help children, teenagers, and adults with intellectual challenges and disabilities, but they do so with a special focus on those who have experienced abuse or neglect. With such an important mission in mind, over 150 Vivint volunteers were excited to return to the school in the fall of 2015.
This time around, Vivint Smart Home volunteers built seven sensory rooms for the school, each with a specific purpose such as reading, fine or gross motor skills, and exercising. But that’s not all. The volunteers also put together a haunted hayride for the students complete with zombies, mad scientists, and other scary creatures.
“The children screamed with excitement. All of the employees loved being able to spend so much time with the kids,” Vivint Gives Back coordinator Michael Sproul said.
To celebrate the completion of the sensory rooms, Vivint Smart Home also sponsored the school’s fall festival where students enjoyed carnival games, a bounce house, and even a food truck.