At SEASPAR, the commitment to raising awareness about our invaluable services is unwavering. Recently, our dedicated staff embarked on a mission to engage the local community by attending a series of fall outreach events. Here’s a recap of the effort and how a simple addition – a spinning wheel – became a key player in the marketing outreach strategy.
Family Fall Fest – Clarendon Hills Park District:
The Clarendon Hills Park District’s Family Fall Fest provided an ideal backdrop for SEASPAR’s first outreach endeavor of the fall. SEASPAR staff set up an inviting information booth. But this time, there was something special – a colorful spinning wheel loaded with prizes. The wheel, not only an eye-catching addition but a symbol of fun and interaction, attracted people of all ages. It quickly became a focal point.
Attendees couldn’t resist spinning the wheel, and in doing so, they learned more about SEASPAR and their services. As families turned, engaging conversations blossomed. Staff members answered questions, distributed brochures, and left a lasting impression on attendees.
Fall Festival – Western Springs:
The next stop for SEASPAR staff was the Fall Festival in Western Springs. Amidst the lively atmosphere of music, food, and games, the spinning wheel took center stage. It became a symbol of community engagement and curiosity. As the wheel spun, people’s interest in SEASPAR grew.
They encouraged festival-goers to explore SEASPAR’s world, emphasizing the importance of inclusivity in their community.
Barkapalooza 5K and Rescue Fest – Lisle Community Park:
The Barkapalooza 5K and Rescue Fest celebrated the bonds between humans and their four-legged companions. SEASPAR staff joined forces with the West Suburban Humane Society, highlighting the connection between their services and the inclusivity that extends to all members of the community. The spinning wheel spun with excitement as attendees discovered SEASPAR’s role in fostering a more inclusive society.
Autumn Opener – Woodridge Park District:
The Autumn Opener organized by the Woodridge Park District was another success for SEASPAR. Families came together for a day of joy, and the spinning wheel became a symbol of unity. Staff members capitalized on this newfound engagement by sharing success stories and personal anecdotes, demonstrating the real impact of their programs.
The spinning wheel, originally introduced to attract attention, became more than just a prop. It had become a representation of SEASPAR’s commitment to engaging and informing their community. People of all ages found themselves drawn to the wheel, which in turn, opened the door to conversations about SEASPAR and its vital services.
Also, the spinning wheel implemented a vibrant giving culture at SEASPAR’s outreach events. As attendees eagerly spun the wheel for prizes and engaged in conversations about SEASPAR’s services, they were additionally given the opportunity to make a difference through donations. In this way, spinning became a symbol of generosity, where community members could support a cause that directly impacts people with disabilities. This simple yet effective addition transformed the outreach table into a platform for raising awareness and fostering a sense of unity and shared responsibility. It showcased that by participating in the spinning wheel, individuals were not only winning prizes but also actively contributing to the betterment of their community, embodying the spirit of giving that lies at the heart of SEASPAR’s mission.