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YOU Can Change a Life with Just a Click! 

We need your help!

Annual Appeal goes thru 12/15/22Every child deserves to make friends and enjoy typical childhood activities. Every parent needs the comfort of knowing their child is safe when they entrust their child’s care to someone else. You can help make that possible!

Please donate TODAY! Your gift WILL change the course of life for a child and parent as soon as the very next program season.

Funds raised through the Annual Appeal are a vital part of our FY21-22 budget.

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2022 Annual Appeal Goes thru 12/31/22!

What happens when you place your trust in people to keep your child safe… but they don’t? What happens when the summer camp experience filled with friends, activities and fun you thought your child was going to have goes terribly wrong?

At 12-years-old, Christian’s first opportunity at a non-WDSRA summer camp left him traumatized and his mom Christine devastated, angry and heartbroken.

Christian, who lives with cerebral palsy, was excited to go to summer camp for the first time. Christine was thrilled to have found one especially for children with cerebral palsy. She has always tried to give Christian typical experiences for his age. That excitement quickly vanished. The very first day of camp Christian was never given his lunch or drink. Another day, there was a scary fall on concrete. That was the last time Christian went to that camp.

Christine found herself at a crossroads.

Would she be able to trust another camp to keep Christian safe? Would Christian feel safe going to camp again? If the answers to those questions were no, what kind of future would Christian have?

That’s when she turned to WDSRA.

Reassuring Christine of the safety measures taken in every program and with every staff who would care for Christian, while answering all her questions, were the first steps. Every moment after that would reaffirm Christian had a safe place to make friends and build a life. Finding a place they both felt comfortable was life-changing.

We need your help to make sure that no child or parent ever has to go through an experience like that again.

Will you help? Every child deserves to make friends and enjoy typical childhood activities. Every parent needs the comfort of knowing their child is safe when they entrust their child’s care to someone else.

You can help make that possible!

Simply by making a donation, YOU can help make sure that other children like Christian have a safe place to enjoy typical life experiences. Your gift can help send a child to camp or give them a chance to experience the camaraderie of being a part of a team. Your gift can make sure they have a place to spend their days engaged instead of isolated.

Will YOU make a gift today?

 

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Corporate Giving Programs

Does your company have one? Employee matching gift programs are part of corporate giving programs in which the company matches donations made by employees to eligible nonprofit organizations.

These are just some of the companies we know offer a matching program: Comcast, Exelon, Constellation, Bank of America, J.P. Morgan, Thrivent Financial, Catalent Pharma Solutions, CVS Caremark, Pfizer, CIT Bank NA, PIMCO, Crowe, Abbvee, Costco.

For questions regarding your company’s programs, please contact your employer’s HR or community giving department. If we can assist in anyway, please contact Ann at annk@wdsra.com or 630-681-0962.

(WDSRA EIN #36-3932924). WDSRA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and all contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

 

Matching OpportunityWe met the match thanks to donors

Thanks to donors who gave a gift of $225 or more, we met the match offered by the Coleman Foundation!

 

 

 

 

FY21-22 Gratitude Report

Front page of the annual report for FY21-22

See the impact your donations had in FY 21-22!

At WDSRA, the focus to RESTORE & REBUILD was achieved through creativity, innovation and an inspired energy. Rethinking the way we do business is how we focused on fulfilling our mission & vision, and of course, serving our participants & families. We could not have done it without YOU!

 

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Contact Us

For more information on the WDSRA Foundation, contact WDSRA Superintendent of Communications & Development, Lea Jackman at 630-681-0962 ext. 580 or leaj@wdsra.com.