Are you, or anyone you know, running the Media 5 Mile Race on June 20, 2014? If you are, or know people who are, would you be willing to run in support of the only non-profit disability service organization in Pennsylvania offering services and supports to children and adults with autism and intellectual disabilities exclusively in their own homes and communities? If you’ve answered yes, please read on.
With less than 60 days until race time, Values Into Action is using this community event to engage partners who share our values and vision. We believe everyone has the right to direct the course of their lives, with support from family and friends. We are looking for people to support our cause, who believe, as we do, in the ideals of the US Constitution, namely the right for every citizen to pursue life, liberty and happiness.
Founded in 2005 in Delaware County by my husband Paul and me, Values Into Action assists people with autism and intellectual disabilities in living an everyday life- helping build success in school, or choosing a career, or recreating and volunteering-in their neighborhoods and communities. We do this by helping people and their families recruit, select and manage their support workers and by helping people find jobs, housing and other resources they want and need to live their lives as contributing members of their communities.
Values Into Action prevents institutionalization and out-of-home placement for children and adults. This is significant in that families stay together with the support they prefer making our communities richer, with all members welcomed and included.
To continue our work, we need individual and corporate partners to raise awareness and funds for necessities not being met by shrinking government resources: safe, affordable housing, home adaptations, medical equipment/supplies, clothing and transportation. Please consider sponsoring yourself or other runners-all gifts are tax deductible.
Should you choose to Run for Values, and raise any amount in doing so, your name and/or the name of your company will be featured on the Donor’s Banner of our website. Most importantly, you will become an important part of a growing community dedicated to promoting full civil rights for all.
Thank you for considering this gift request and for becoming our partner in this important social cause. Click the link below to download this letter and pledge form.
CoFounder and CEO