I usually do not use this blog for personal use but this is a cause that is very close to my heart and I try to do everything I can to help.
I am writing this post to increase the awareness of a fund raising event organized by Abilities United (formerly C.A.R.).
What is Abilities United?
Abilities United is an organization which supports and promotes the achievements of people with developmental and other disabilities so that they can continue to be valued members of our communities. What they really are is an amazing group of people who help day-in and day-out small kids with development delays and disabilities. They are amazingly kind, patient and generous, to both the kids and their parents. They make a real and lasting difference in the life of the people they interact with, in ways which are difficult to describe using words.
What is this aquathon/fund raising about?
It is about helping them continue to do what they already do so well. It is a way to participate in their cause. It is a way to say thank you. It is a way to help kids with disabilities.
How can you help?
I understand that this year the economy is not really helping and you are probably already solicited for a lot of other important causes but if you can here are 3 ways you can help:
1) You can create a team and participate in the event.
2) or you can support Janel Astor’s team (Janel is the directory of the children’s development services).
3) or you can let other people know about this through a tweet or a blog post.
If you can afford it, even a small donation can add up and help them reach their goal. If you do, please email me at email@example.com and we will try to see what feedly/DevHD can do to try to match that.