CarMax Foundation provides sensory kits to Helping People Succeed


Agueda Mejia, Carolyn Moses, Jessica Alkire, Stacy Cook, Reshna Lee, Mercedes Perez and Janet Cooper.

Some unexpected love came to Helping People Succeed, thanks to employees of the CarMax located in Jensen Beach. They recently assembled 25 sensory kits for the nonprofit, something that was greatly needed, according to Glenna Parris, Gift Planning Officer. A sensory kit is a collection of items that may help calm overstimulating situations. They can aid in the development of language, cognitive growth, fine and gross motor skills, problem solving skills, and social interaction.

Additionally, they can aid the child's development in physical skills that require many different muscles to work together at once, such as shaping, splashing, scooping, or molding. Since every child has different needs, there are many different types of sensory kits unique ones can be assembled.

One thing is certain though: the youngsters served by Helping People Succeed are the perfect recipients of sensory kits.

The CarMax Foundation promotes the causes their associates care about to impact the communities where they live and work through their Volunteer Team-Builder program. When five or more associates volunteer together with a qualifying nonprofit, the organization may also be eligible to receive a donation from The CarMax Foundation.

Helping People Succeed also received a $1,000 grant from the Foundation. To learn more about programs and services it offers, visit


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