WILMINGTON — In a fundraiser to benefit adult consumers of PCS Orion services near Wilmington, individuals there will present “Off to See the Wizard” Thursday evening at The Murphy Theatre.
All proceeds will go to Empowering Life Without Limits, a non-profit with the mission to help provide adults with disabilities to travel to new places and explore their particular interests.
There is a suggested donation of $5 for admission to the 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10 play.
A recent survey makes a case for improved travel accessibility for adults with developmental disabilities (DD), according to material from Empowering Life Without Limits. According to the 2013-14 National Core Indicators Adult Consumer Survey, less than half indicated they go on a vacation.
An example of a possible activity-centered vacation for a person with DD would be a woman who’s very interested in clothing being able to go to a fashion show in a metropolitan area, an organizer said.
Among the performances in the play Thursday will be groups calling themselves the Three Musketeers doing the Sammy Davis Jr. song “Candy Man,” and the Dynamite Divas doing the Taylor Swift song “Shake It Off.”
Person Centered Services (PCS) is a planning partner with Empowering Life Without Limits. PCS has eight centers, including the PCS Orion Career and Life Enrichment Center near Wilmington.
The website of Empowering Life Without Limits states: “We believe anyone with intellectual or developmental disabilities has the right to travel, lead healthy lives, and socialize with their peers. Empowering Life Without Limits is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering adults with ID/DD to build friendships, conquer life skills that result in a sense of worth, and maximize their excitement and wonder of the world around them.”
In late August, there was a previous local fundraiser for Empowering Life Without Limits. The event was a “Battle of the Bands,” which was held at the Clinton County Fairgrounds, with PCS as host.