After 41 years of running vacations for over 40,000 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), we’ve had to suspend our programming and close our office due to the ongoing fight against COVID-19. We do this for the health and safety of our staff, participants, volunteers and community.
With a supportive Vacation Program to destinations around the U.S. and abroad, a program of day and evening activities around NYC, our film catalogue Sproutflix, and the Sprout Touring Film Festival, showcasing films featuring people with I/DD on the big screen, Sprout has been dedicated to inclusion and “making the invisible visible” for decades.
Sprout also believes in the importance of volunteerism and we've welcomed talented, caring and fun-loving people from all around the world to come and work together to help our nation's most vulnerable. Last year alone, we had a fantastic group of leaders from 10 different countries.
As a nonprofit organization that brings in money primarily from the fees we charge for our supportive vacations, we do not have the financial reserves to cover our basic overhead expenses during this prolonged crisis. While we’re trying to remain hopeful, we are forced to be realistic about the current situation and uncertain future and ask for your help.
Why donate to save Sprout?
As one of our participants stated: “I enjoy going places, having a social life and making new friends. If it wasn’t for Sprout, I don’t know what I would do.” Sprout needs to continue providing critical social networks and amazing opportunities for travel and leisure which have such a positive impact on so many human beings' lives. We are dedicated to offering supportive, enjoyable and memorable activities to the people we serve who are not capable of independently experiencing them.
If you share a belief in our mission, we hope you will do what you can to help Sprout survive during this critical period of need.
Please support our organization today and donate as generously as you are able. To help get the word out, please also share this link to as many people as possible.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
Be well. Stay safe.
The Sprout Team