Because I Care. This is Mountain Shadows' motto and the reason I am participating in Mountain Shadows Foundation Virtual Walk & Roll.
This fundraiser, hosted by Mountain Shadows Foundation, is to raise funds for the residents of Mountain Shadows Support Group’s Community Homes-San Diego and Community Homes-Riverside. Mountain Shadows Community Homes is home to 171 residents with intellectual disabilities, all of whom are medically fragile.
Our son, Michael, has called Mountain Shadows home for 25 years now....I know, so hard to believe it's been that long! To say that Michael has thrived would be an understatement. He has been the beneficiary of the most outstanding care received from the loving staff all these years. He has participated in Challenger Baseball, camped overnight at Campland by the Bay, participated in Special Olympics Floor Hockey, sitskiied on Big Bear Mountain, spent summer days at Camp Able and so much more!
After over six months sheltering-at-home and likely much longer, residents are going to be ready to participate in the many activities they usually look forward to—we need your help to make these activities possible. In non-pandemic times residents go to the beach, sail, ride horses, go to sporting events, concerts and other cultural events, adaptive ski, and more. These activities are funded by donations made through Mountain Shadows Foundation. A significant portion of these donations are raised through our annual fundraiser, Mountain Shadows Foundation Fall Classic, which sadly had to be postponed this year.
Here are just a few of the ways your donation can help:
$20 | A single day at Camp Able
$25 | A session of therapeutic horseback riding
$50 | A session of adaptive swimming lessons
$100 | A week at Camp Able
$140 | A session of adaptive skiing
Join my team and help make a BIG difference for the residents of Mountain Shadows!
How does this work?
I am committing to walk a 5K each day of the week of October 11th. You make your most generous donation and Michael and I will be forever grateful to you!
If you can help spread the word by sharing my page on your social media that would be greatly appreciated too.
Mountain Shadows Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with Federal Tax ID # 20-0157907.
Your donation will be directed to Mountain Shadows Foundation through the Pay Pal Giving Fund and is eligible to be 100% tax deductible.