NORTH HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) For those with disabilities being able to drive is life changing. Easter Seals of Greater Waterbury’s driver assessment program provides qualified drivers with a fully functional vehicle, outfitted with specialized technology and adaptive equipment.
An event called “Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate Please” recently raised money for this valued program, which is based in Meriden. “I have a friend with cerebral palsy. She went through this program. She’s able to get to the gym, she’s able to get to work. She can drive on her own” says Kristie Balisciano, Marketing and Communications Specialist with Easter Seals of Greater Waterbury.
Executive Auto Group hosted the fundraiser at Jaguar Land Rover North Haven, donating all proceeds to Easter Seals. Those on hand were all entered into a raffle for either the lease of a new Acura for two years or $5,000.
“Executive Auto Group, Executive Cares started earlier this year. For a lot of years John Orsini our owner has been big into being in the community. He wants to be able to give back whenever he can” said John Gogliettino, General Manager of Executive Kia.