Providing Children Independence to Excel
Every donation, big and small, matters to the children served.
The numbers are impressive: Eighteen one-week summer camp scholarships, twenty-five Project Lifesaver tracking bracelets, 203 sessions of music therapy, 917 specialized nutrition classes or 122 sessions of Therapeutic Horseback Riding. After participating in the first-ever Give Ozarks online day of giving on May 5 of last year, Dignity Now Inc., an agency of Developmental Connections, was able to raise over $10,000 to fund the programs and services mentioned above for children with developmental disabilities like Autism, Down’s syndrome and cerebral palsy.
“Through a robust social media and email campaign, we were able to break it down for our donors as to how much money it would take to provide each of our services,” said LaDella Thomas, Director of Sales and Marketing for Developmental Connections. “$500 to send a child to summer camp, $350 to outfit a child with Autism with a Project Lifesaver tracking bracelet, $50 for music therapy or $10 to send a family through specialized nutrition classes. Every dollar really matters!”
Dignity Now will participate in the second annual Give Ozarks 24-hour online day of giving on May 3, 2016. From midnight to midnight on May 3, Dignity Now will supporters to visit giveozarks.org to make a donation to fund scholarships for children with developmental disabilities like Autism, Down’s syndrome and cerebral palsy, to participate in Camp Barnabas and Wonderland Camp, Project Lifesaver, Horseback Riding Therapy and Music Therapy programs.
Making a secure donation is simple. On May 3, donors can log onto giveozarks.org to complete a basic credit card donation. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by the IRS.
May 3 is Give Local America Day when community foundations across the country will be holding similar online fundraising events to boost resources for their local non-profits, encourage new donors and raise awareness of philanthropy in general. Online giving days, a growing movement in the philanthropy field, have raised millions of dollars for nonprofit organizations over the past six years.