2018 Holiday Appeal

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NSSRA is committed to providing quality recreation programs and services that enrich lives and give every participant a place to belong.

This past year your philanthropic support was invaluable. Due to your generosity, we were able to provide scholarships for…

• 32 participants to attend 12 camps

• Participants to enjoy 53 Saturday programs, also providing weekend respite for their families

• 8 of our Special Olympics athletes to receive training for both team and individual sports

• 59 participants to attend programs during the week, and 32% of those participants were enrolled in programs that also included transportation

Thanks to your support this year we were also able to purchase a new bus, which we have affectionately named Oscar. Bus transportation not only gives our participants a chance to socialize before and after programs, but also provides our participants’ families a significant time-saving convenience and a peace of mind.

We need your financial support to continue providing a wide variety of recreation programs, as well as scholarships for those in need and high-quality, accessible transportation for participants. Yet, we also need your social support. Likely you are already familiar with NSSRA’s significance for participants and in our communities, but many are not. We need your help to change that.

This holiday season we are launching a social media campaign to share the stories of belonging that illustrate the rich community we have together, using #IAMNSSRA. We encourage everyone to join in, whether you are a participant or family member, donor, staff member, partner agency or community member. Each of our stories tells an important piece of the powerful narrative of NSSRA, and helps our friends and neighbors better understand who we are and why we exist.

So, this year, we are not only asking you to give, but to share.

Thank you for your generosity. Your support really does give each participant a place to belong in the NSSRA community!

Northern Suburban Special Recreation Association Foundation Board of Directors