ANNUAL APPEAL UPDATE
YOUR GIFT WILL CHANGE LIVES IN 2021!
A heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone who gave on Giving Tuesday or to the Annual Appeal over the last two months. Your generosity is truly humbling. Between your donations, a match from the Coleman Foundation and individual corporate matches, YOU raised more than $68,000!
Your contributions will bring social and recreational programs to children and adults with special needs right here in DuPage county.
We are so immensely grateful for YOU!
YOU CAN CHANGE A LIFE WITH JUST A CLICK!
If your company offers a matching gift program, simply return that information with your contribution. (WDSRA EIN #36-3932924). WDSRA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and all contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Read Why Your Donations Are Needed:
2020 ANNUAL APPEAL GOING ON THROUGH DECEMBER 31ST!
It started like most years do. Then we found ourselves amid a global pandemic. We saw what can happen when the social and recreational programs participants & families depend on disappear.
One particular story that broke my heart is about a lovely young woman with intellectual disabilities.
Before COVID-19, she was a bundle of energy and loved to laugh with her friends. They were the center of her world. She thrived with the relationships she made in programs like cooking, fitness and social clubs. She depended on programs like Rec & Roll, the day program for adults, to give her days’ purpose.
When COVID-19 hit, it meant that the programs she depended on came to an abrupt end. She was no longer connected to her friends and didn’t know what to do with her days. With that loss, she became sad, lonely and depressed causing her to regress. Her very health and wellbeing was threatened.
The good news is that you can help!
Will you please send a gift to make sure that this young woman’s health and well-being, and those like her, is supported when needed most?
In the COVID-19 world as we now know it, we want each individual to always be able to depend on the meaningful connections they need to thrive.
Your gift will ensure that the necessary technology is in place; individual program supply boxes for families are available; proper PPE is always available; and individual program materials are available rather than shared materials. As always, your gift will support all the individuals who depend on programs.
Please give before the end of the year!
Your gift DOES change lives!
We Met the $12,500 Match Offered by the Coleman Foundation*!
THANK YOU for your generous hearts, your passion for the role WDSRA plays in helping individuals with special needs accomplish incredible things and for your amazing generosity of spirit. Your donation will be making an impact on lives as soon as the next program season.
PS… the Annual Appeal continues through 12/31/2020. Please ask friends and family to give too.
*Donations made before Dec. 1, 2020 were matched by the Coleman Foundation (up to $12,500). For every donation of $175 or more Coleman will donate $175.
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Learn more about WDSRA and the impact YOU have had over the past fiscal year.
For more information on the WDSRA Foundation, contact WDSRA Superintendent of Communications & Development, Lea Jackman at 630-681-0962 ext. 580 or firstname.lastname@example.org.