Select Simon Malls in New England Host Annual Caring Bunny Events

Caring Bunny™ events will offer families that have children with special needs a subdued environment to participate in the Bunny Photo Experience, March 11 and 18.




 

Simon®, a global leader in retail real estate, announced that the annual Caring Bunny™ events will take place on Sunday, March 11, and Sunday, March 18, at select Simon Malls across New England.

Caring Bunny™ events will offer families that have children with special needs a subdued environment to participate in the Bunny Photo Experience. Caring Bunny, the largest program of its kind, has been developed by Simon and is guided by AbilityPath.org, a national online resource hub and special needs community. Over 90 Simon® properties will host the Caring Bunny this season. Promotional assistance has been provided by Autism Speaks.

Many steps will be taken to reduce sensory triggers, creating a more comforting environment for children’s cherished visit with the Bunny. The subdued environment is likely to include (specific elements or aesthetics may vary):

Turning off in-mall music, stopping escalators located near the photo set, dimming the lights and shutting down fountains for the duration of the event.

Eliminating queue lines through the use of a numbering system whereby guests approach the set when their number is called.

Special activities geared toward the needs of the child during the ‘wait’ period to help the child understand what activities will occur during the visit.

The Simon Bunny Photo Experience is again sponsored by GYMBOREE GROUP. The GYMBOREE GROUP is a specialty retailer operating stores selling high-quality apparel and accessories for children under the Gymboree, Gymboree Outlet, Janie and Jack, and Crazy 8 brands.

 

WHEN & WHERE:

Sunday, March 11th

Burlington Mall

Caring Bunny: 9:30a.m. – 11:00a.m.

(Bunny is located in Center Court, Lower Level)

75 Middlesex Turnpike

Burlington

 

Northshore Mall

Caring Bunny: 9:00a.m. – 10:30a.m.

(Bunny is located in the Nordstrom wing, Level 1)

210 Andover Street

Peabody

 

Pheasant Lane Mall

Caring Bunny: 8:30a.m. – 10:30a.m.

(Bunny is located in North Court, on the Lower Level in front of Dick’s Sporting Goods)

310 Daniel Webster Highway

Nashua, NH

 

Solomon Pond Mall

Caring Bunny: 9:00a.m. – 10:30a.m.

(Bunny is located in Center Court, Lower Level)

601 Donald Lynch Boulevard

Marlborough

 

South Shore Plaza

Caring Bunny: 9:00a.m. – 10:30a.m.

(Bunny is located in the Nordstrom wing, Lower Level)

250 Granite Street

Braintree

 

The Mall at Rockingham Park

Caring Bunny: 8:30a.m. – 10:30a.m.

(Bunny is located in JCPenney Court, Lower Level)

99 Rockingham Park Boulevard

Salem, NH

 

Sunday, March 18th

Auburn Mall

Caring Bunny: 9:00a.m. – 10:30a.m.

(Bunny is located near the Food Court)

385 Southbridge Street

Auburn

 

Cape Cod Mall

Caring Bunny: 9:30a.m. – 10:30a.m.

(Bunny is located in Sears Court)

769 Iyannough Road

Hyannis

(*Corporate Sponsors do not apply to Cape Cod Mall)

 

Crystal Mall

Caring Bunny: 9:00a.m. – 10:30a.m.

(Bunny is located in Old Navy Court)

850 Hartford Turnpike

Waterford, CT 06385

 

Emerald Square Mall

Caring Bunny: 9:00a.m. – 10:30a.m.

(Bunny is located in Sears Court, Lower Level)

999 S Washington Street

North Attleboro

 

Square One Mall

Caring Bunny: 9:00a.m. – 10:30a.m.

(Bunny is located in Center Court)

1201 Broadway, Saugus

 

The Mall of New Hampshire

Caring Bunny: 8:30a.m. – 10:30a.m.

(Bunny is located in JCPenney Court)

1500 S Willow Street

Manchester, NH

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