Interfaith Festival Celebrates Children With Special Needs

interfaith festivalThe 6th Annual Interfaith Children & Youth Festival—a multicultural, interactive, outdoor festival that celebrates and highlights different faith traditions and enhances the spirits, minds and bodies of young people—will focus on children with special needs through the theme “Celebrating All of Us”, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., October 10, at Grace United Methodist Church, in Philadelphia.

The festival will feature exhibits and activities including American Sign Language, urban gardening, a moon bounce, dancing, face painting, international music, food vendors and more. Founder Neomosha Nelson hopes to spread the word among families and groups that include children with special needs such as autism, Down syndrome, ADHD and members of the blind and deaf communities.

The Metropolitan Christian Council of Philadelphia collaborates with community partners to produce the event, which will be hosted by Grace United Methodist Church and the Germantown Deaf Ministries Fellowship. Vendor and exhibition spaces are still available. Anyone interested in supporting the event can sign up as a volunteer or contribute through a tax-deductible donation.

Location: 7101 N. 20th St., Philadelphia. For more information, call 267-973-0755 or email NeoNelson232@comcast.net. October 2015.


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