VANtastic Fundraiser

On a breezy summer day, Larry (age 57) cast his fishing line from the shore into Guelph Lake.  The sun was warm. The picnic sandwiches delicious. But the lake was choppy. So, he left empty-handed—not a single fish. Still, Larry couldn’t stop smiling.

This was the first time in 15 years that he had gone fishing. “I never thought I’d fish again,” Larry says. When younger, he spent days on the lake. Now that he lives in a nursing home and uses a wheelchair, outdoor adventures are impossible.

But not anymore! Whisked off in an accessible van that YOU helped fund, Larry had a fishing day to remember. 

Larry is one of the 500 people we support to live, work, and pursue their goals.

But to reach their goals, people have to reach their destinations. Without transportation, people we support can be isolated from friends, family and community. 

That’s why we’re focusing fundraising on transportation. Recently, we purchased three vans ($23,000+ taxes each) from Wellington Motors to replace 10+ year-old, worn-out vehicles.

Will you consider a donation to our VANtastic FUNDRAISING DRIVE? Your gift of $20, $50, $100 or $200 helps people we support reach their goals.

Whether individuals want to volunteer for Meals on Wheels, exercise at the gym or even work at a radio station, your VANtastic donation helps get them there safely.  

As for Larry—he’s already planning fishing excursions for next summer. Here’s hoping the fish are biting! 

Many thanks for helping people reach their destinations….and reach their dreams.

Warmly,

Laura Hanley
Executive Director

 
 
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