MDA Ambassadors from across the country come together to curate products for this gift and provide guidance to the disability community.
NEW YORK, November 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Quest media, a newly expanded and innovative adaptive lifestyle platform (including a magazine, blog, podcast and e-newsletter) launched the first-ever 2022 Quest Guide to Christmas Gifts and Giving curated by MDA ambassadors. The guide offers categories of products for everyone who either lives with or loves someone who has a disability, with products for every disability from ages six to 106.
The guide contains 10 product categories including Kids, Footwear, Apparel, Beauty, Kitchen & Home, Personal Care, Electronics/Tech and more. Brands represented include Sony, Kendra ScottL’Oréal, Tommy Hilfiger, Clinique, Olay, Cuisinart, Apple, Toms and more. Retailers include Target, Kohls, Amazon, Zappos, Walmart, Nordstrom, JC Penney, Ulta, Audible, Best Buy, REI and more.
“In creating this first-ever Quest Holiday Gift and Giving Guide, we sought to fill a previously unmet consumer need. A third of households have a member who identifies with a disability and Quest Media is the innovative adaptive lifestyle platform that amplifies the voice of the community with our MDA Ambassadors and diverse consumers. We’re committed to working with an incredible range of consumer brands with accessible products for people with disabilities, and we proudly celebrate the diversity of accessible choices this holiday season,” he says Kristine WelkerChief of Staff, MDA.”
Mindy Henderson, Quest Media Editor-in-Chief at MDA, and nearly a dozen MDA Ambassadors, from children to adults, shared their favorite gift and gift guide products. They also included comments on how each product supports their specific mobility issues. Each featured product links directly to a manufacturer or retail website (or both) to learn more and make a purchase. MDA does not receive a share of sales for items recommended in the Gifting and Giving Guide, but the organization provides the guide as a resource for the community it serves.
The products included in the gift and donation guide are a combination of some specifically customizable items as well as items that have a universal design and have been found accessible by our ambassadors. The MDA Ambassador’s bio, photos, her favorite places to shop, and her favorite life hacks are included in the guide.
“We are proud to bring to market the greatest adaptive gift and guide to the neuromuscular community, leveraging the power of the Quest Media platform. We’ve expanded the platform to use our collective voices to empower community and progress, and now we’re bringing you this specially curated content for your holiday shopping in time for big discounts from Black Friday through Cyber Monday share. Throughout the year we’ve had important conversations with experts, thought leaders and our community on issues they care about, and now in the interest of empowering the community of people with disabilities to have their special Christmas season ever, we’re giving you the Quest Holiday Gift and Giving Guide!” says Mindy HendersonEditor-in-Chief, Quest Media, MDA.
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About the Muscular Dystrophy Association
Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) is the #1 voluntary health organization in The United States for people with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related neuromuscular diseases. For over 70 years, MDA has been a leader in accelerating research, advancing care and advocating to support our families. MDA’s mission is to empower the people we serve to live longer and more independently. To learn more, visit mda.org and continue to follow MDA Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, tick tock, LinkedInand youtube.
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