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SRVS Kids & Families hosts the 23rd annual Bunny Run 5K

MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 11, 2019 – SRVS Kids & Families will host its 23rd annual Bunny Run 5K on April 20 at Richard and Annette Bloch Cancer Survivors Park, 701 Perkins Ext.

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the race starts at 9 a.m. All proceeds from the run support SRVS Kids & Families, a program of Shelby Residential and Vocational Services (SRVS) offering early intervention and therapies, family support groups and an inclusive preschool for children with developmental delays. Last year, SRVS Kids & Families supported more than 600 children.

Register a team or as an individual. The cost is $10 for people with disabilities, $15 for children 14 and younger, $20 to be a spirit runner and $25 for early registration. The cost is $30 if you sign up on race day. Awards will be given in 15 age categories, plus first place in overall open, master and grandmaster. Children with special needs will have their own age group categories. This is a USA Track and Field certified course allowing your name to be in the Tennessee State Record Books.     

In addition to the 5K, the event will include a visit by the Easter Bunny, an egg hunt, games for children, music and more. To register, visit bunnyrun.racesonline.com/register. 

Posted by SRVS PR at Thursday, April 11, 2019
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Minis on the Move miniature therapy horses coming to SRVS Kids Pre-School

Minis on the Move will bring two miniature therapy horses to SRVS Kids & Families Play Do Learn inclusive preschool for children with special needs and their typically developing schoolmates.

The Minis on the Move visit culminates SRVS Kids & Families’ Bunny Week, a week-long celebration for the program’s upcoming Bunny Run 5K race. The 23rd annual Bunny Run is scheduled for April 20 at Cancer Survivors Park, 701 Perkins Ext. Throughout the week pre-school students participated in various bunny-themed games and completed arts and crafts projects.

What: Minis on the Move will bring two miniature therapy horses to SRVS Kids & Families.

When: Friday, April 12, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Where: SRVS Kids & Families, 4738 Walnut Grove Rd., inside Independent Presbyterian Church. (Enter school via portico entrance facing Avon Rd.)

Why: The visit from Minis on the Move is the closing event for SRVS Kids & Families’ Bunny Week. During the event, students and their parents will be able to meet the miniature equine therapy horses.

Contact: Matt Woo, SRVS communications specialist, benjamin.woo@srvs.org

Posted by SRVS PR at Tuesday, April 9, 2019
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Local Agencies Team Up To Host ‘Project Pack The Purse’ Event

Shelby Residential and Vocational Services (SRVS) and Wear It Well Inc. are teaming up to host their “Project Pack the Purse” event Friday, March 1 at Oakhaven Middle School.

The agencies have filled purses with essential, personal hygiene products for young girls, including toothbrushes and toothpaste, mouthwash, deodorant, lotion, soap and more. More than 50 purses will be given away.

“Our goal of Project Pack the Purse is to make certain that these young women have the things they need to continue to be able to come to school and not be ashamed for not having what’s needed,” said Felicia Robinson, SRVS’ director of community services.

Also during the event, students will participate in the “Love the Skin You’re In” program, which focuses on building self-esteem, anti-bullying, suicide prevention and diversity inclusion.

“Many times we hear the stories of young ladies being bullied or having low self-esteem, and this directly correlates to many of the same stresses that people with disabilities face on a day to day basis,” Robinson said. “SRVS and Wear It Well want to say no matter what the situation may be, you must love the skin you are in and focus on all the great things you can do and live your best life.”

Robinson added that the partnership with Wear It Well is important to SRVS and is a way to give back to the community that has supported the agency’s mission of helping people with disabilities.

The Project Pack the Purse begins at 1 p.m.

Posted by SRVS PR at Monday, February 25, 2019
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