Special Kids Day

Origins
Special Kids Day started on December 3, 1990 to allow physically and mentally disabled children to visit Santa Claus and receive gifts. It is now a non-profit organization that allows kids with special needs and their families to celebrate Christmas with fun activities so these children don't feel left out in activities that other children can participate in.

Actual Date
December 3

Other Interesting Tid-Bits
One of the inspirations for Special Kids Day was a slightly-mentally disabled girl who told her parents one day that for Christmas she wanted a wheelchair. Her parents were shocked, and her mom asked, "Why on earth do you want a wheel chair?" "So people will notice me."

Citations
http://www.specialkidsday.org/

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