Abilities in Motion welcomed nearly 200 people to its annual Consumer Holiday Party on Monday, December 4 at the Inn at Reading. AIM’s consumers – the individuals with disabilities whom AIM serves – eagerly look forward to this seasonal event and the camaraderie and fellowship that comes with it.
Dancing, food, and merriment was doled out in big portions throughout the afternoon. Holiday and dance music entertained consumers and their guests. Several lucky winners took home door prizes including Kindle Fire tablets, Amazon Echo Dots, Reading Fightin’ Phils tickets, and original artwork from the AIM Art Show this past summer.
The party originated more than a decade ago as a simple pot luck supper for AIM employees, celebrating the holidays. Recognizing that some of our consumers did not have the opportunity to share the spirit of the season with others, AIM staff began inviting individuals to the staff pot luck. Soon, the event became greater than the venue could manage and AIM decided to turn the celebration into a consumer-centered holiday celebration.
This party is eagerly anticipated and much beloved by the individuals with disabilities whom AIM serves. The Consumer Holiday Party is a celebration of independence and inclusiveness, traits that AIM is proud to champion.