Rockland Trust Charitable Foundation Donates $5,000 donation to SenseAbility Gym

HOPEDALE, MA (March 28, 2013) - The Rockland Trust Charitable Foundation today announced a $5,000 donation to SenseAbility Gym in Hopedale. SenseAbility is a nonprofit organization that offers a parent-led sensory gym environment for children with special needs, providing them with a fun, indoor area to play safely, and enhance their social and life skills.

"At Rockland Trust, we are dedicated to supporting all members of the communities in which we live and work," said John Ciccarelli, Rockland Trust Milford branch manager. "SenseAbility is a great organization with a fantastic mission to better the lives of children with special needs in our area. It is a pleasure to help them provide a safe activity area for children with special needs and their families."

SenseAbility provides an open gym, social and life skills education groups, sensory-based group activities, and private gym time for families and therapists. Membership is open to all families and children with special needs, regardless of learning styles and abilities.

"We are thankful for Rockland Trust's support of special needs children in the greater Hopedale area," said Alysia Butler, Co-Director of SenseAbility. "Without the support of organizations like Rockland Trust, we wouldn't be able to provide the level of facilities and services the special needs children in our community deserve."

About SenseAbility

SenseAbility Gym Incorporated is a nonprofit corporation serving special needs children in the greater Hopedale, Massachusetts area. The organization's mission is to provide a parent-led sensory gym, giving children with special needs a safe, fun, indoor area where they can play and accommodate their sensory needs, and feel welcomed and supported. All children deserve access to the types of therapeutic equipment used in their schools and in private occupational therapy clinics. SenseAbility recognizes that every special needs child is different and welcomes all learning styles and abilities. The organization provides the following services: Parent-Facilitated Open Gym, Social Skills / Life Skills Groups, Sensory-Based Group Activities, and Private Gym Time for Therapists. For more information, visit

About the Rockland Trust Charitable Foundation

The Rockland Trust Charitable Foundation serves the communities of Bellingham, Blackstone, Foxboro, Franklin, Hopedale, Medfield, Medway, Mendon, Milford, Millis, Newton, Norfolk, Waltham, and Wrentham. The Foundation focuses on four primary areas: education, health and human services, youth programs and community development in our service area. For information about the Rockland Trust Charitable Foundation, please contact Jeanne Travers at 781-982-6637 or visit

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