All treats, no tricks

Friday, November 22, 2013

WILMINGTON, N.C. and AKRON, Ohio – 101 Mobility and Miller’s Healthcare Products each used Halloween as an opportunity to give back to their communities, donating time and costumes to area children.

The trick for 101 Mobility: Top last year’s Halloween

101 Mobility’s Wilmington, N.C., location on Oct. 30 donated costumes to students at Codington Elementary who use mobility equipment. The event, in its second year, is the brainchild of Joseph Gray, product training supervisor, and Joel Brenner, vice president of franchise operations and marketing.

This year’s costumes included a pirate ship, a Batmobile, a bulldozer, an oceanic backdrop for a mermaid and a flower pot—all of which turned the students’ wheelchairs or strollers into props. One student who does not need mobility equipment got a cowgirl costume, including a hobbyhorse. 

The students then took part in a Halloween parade to show off their costumes.

“For a moment, I could see in the other students’ faces, ‘I wish that was me in that costume,’” said Gray. 

Miller’s treats local shelter to party

The employees at Akron, Ohio-based Miller’s continued its spooky Halloween tradition for the fourth year, throwing a Halloween party for the children at a local women and children’s shelter, including costumes, candy and games.

“We set up trick-or-treat stations in the hallways and put up a piñata,” said Peggy Reno, director of compliance at Miller’s. “The kids really appreciate it.”

More than 20 Miller’s employees participated in the party for 50 children. 

Both providers plan to continue their traditions next year. 

“We believe in giving back to the community,” said Reno.