Terry O'Hara wrote -
On Sunday, August 28, 2016 in Chicago and on the shores of Lake Michigan TEAM OHARA will swim, bike and run in the 34th annual Chicago Triathlon to raise funds for the Keystone Foundation. www.thekeystonefoundation.org
This Chicago nonprofit is near and dear to my heart because they are dedicated to supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities through the programs of Glenkirk and Search.
I have been involved with these organizations since 1988. Originally with Glenkirk on their Board of Trustees and Glenkirk Board of Directors.
And more recently, I have been involved with the Keystone Foundation Board of Directors
But they can’t do it alone. They need your help. Please invest with me in their vision and mission and make a big difference in the lives of the people being served!
Vision - We envision communities where individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities enjoy the opportunity to lead rich, rewarding lives as equals. This includes access to:
• Quality housing and personal supports
• Educational, social and cultural experiences
• Quality, comprehensive healthcare
• Community integration
• Employment and pathways to employment
Mission - To provide Glenkirk and Search with direct financial aid in support of innovative programs and services and a source of permanent financial stability through:
• Cultivation of existing and potential donors
• Support of fundraising events and campaigns
• Participation in advocacy efforts relating to public policy and funding
Your support will help Glenkirk develop and grow high quality, innovative services and programs and improve access to quality, comprehensive healthcare. Funds raised will also be used for capital improvements to housing and program facilities as well as to develop and grow its social enterprise portfolio. www.glenkirk.org
And your support will help Search Inc. provide small scale, community based homes, create pathways to employment and access to quality, comprehensive healthcare. Funds raised help create enrichment opportunities and alternatives to traditional day services. www.search-inc.org
Please join me in me in my passion to help create a community where individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities enjoy the opportunity to lead rich, rewarding lives as equals. Together we can help change lives!