SWANSEA, Mass. (WPRI) – With the Swansea Mall closing by the end of March, WiggleKids, an inclusive fitness organization, is looking for a new home.
WiggleKids owner Ashley Birong said they’ll be out of the mall starting March 1, ahead of the mall’s closure on March 31.
“We service hundreds of individuals of all ages weekly and once the mall closes we will no longer have our home,” Birong said. “They will no longer have their safe place where they can grow physically as well as socially and emotionally as well. We have watch[ed] so many grow.”
WiggleKids is looking for a new permanent home. They’re hoping to get the help and input from the community on a possible new location and donations. They’ll also need a vehicle to transport the equipment to events in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
The company offers a program known as “Drums Alive,” which teaches children math and other skills through fun physical activity, making regular objects into drums. The program is offered at several area elementary schools.
While kids are at school during the day, programs are offered at WiggleKids for adults with various abilities. On Feb. 24, WiggleKids held a fundraiser in which Birong said about 60 people of all ages and abilities attended.