Holiday News: Santa Comes to Little Steps and Helping Families in Need

Photo of happy Santa Claus outdoors in snowfall carrying gifts

It’s officially the holiday season. Festive lights and decorations have transformed many homes and businesses into winter wonderlands, and crowds of shoppers are searching stores for the perfect gifts for their friends and families. At Little Steps, we’re getting into the holiday spirit too, and we have a couple of things planned to help make this month merry for the children and families we serve.

Little Steps Santa Offers Alternative to Malls
Santa Claus is coming to Little Steps soon. Every December, families flock to shopping malls and department stores to see Santa and his elves. For many children, sitting on Santa’s lap and letting him know what they want for Christmas is one of the highlights of the year. However, standing in line surrounded by the sounds and sights of a busy store in a holiday frenzy can easily overwhelm highly sensitive kids and make the experience more distressing than joyful.

That’s why Little Steps is creating a calm and collected environment to make sure the children we work with who are particularly sensitive to sensory input don’t miss out on seeing Santa. Current and prospective patients will have the chance to reserve a spot to see Santa on Sunday, December 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Little Steps in Glenview. Some of our pediatric therapists (including physical, speech, and occupational therapists) will also be there to help ensure everyone has a positive experience.

Toy Drive Will Help Two Hard-Working Families in Need
This holiday season, our team at Little Steps is also asking our clients to donate toys to help two families in need. Based on recommendations from our pediatric therapists, we’ve decided to surprise these two families, who each have four children and have faced difficulties making ends meet. Bring along a donation when you visit with Little Steps Santa to help those children experience the joy of a new toy and spread the spirit of giving.

For more information about Little Steps Santa and our toy drive, don’t hesitate to contact us by calling 847-707-6744 or emailing

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