BAYSIDE, Wis. (SPECTRUM NEWS)- Not being able to go to work or see friends amidst the Coronavirus pandemic can be tough for anyone, but for people with special needs, it can be especially challenging. It is a reason a group of people in the Milwaukee suburbs held a special socially distanced parade Sunday.
Friendship Circle in Bayside, which serves kids and adults with physical and intellectual disabilities, held a parade of cars to drive by the homes of those who normally come to the Friendship Circle center but now cannot due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Families decorated cars, honked horns, and even got a police escort. Rabbi Levi Stein, who helped organize the parade for Friendship Circle, says it is a way to let their extended family know they are thinking of them.
“You want to bring them to events and get together socially. This is a very big challenge so we have to take every opportunity we can to show them that we are here for them and that is what today is about.” says Stein.
After the parade went past their houses many families they were visiting also got into their cars and joined to make the group even larger.