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Building Opportunities, Creating Independence. A Capital Campaign for Disability Advocates

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Building Opportunities, Creating Independence. A Capital Campaign for Disability Advocates

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Dear Friends,

We’re proud to be leading the Building Opportunities Creating Independence campaign for Disability Advocates. Disability Advocates is our region’s leading nonprofit focused on: 

  • Working alongside local residents with disabilities to overcome barriers so they can live self-directed and fulfilling lives. 
  • Advocating for accessible and welcoming communities that value the contributions of every citizen. 

Now, we have a once in a lifetime opportunity to relocate our offices to the new Special Olympics campus in Byron Township (formerly South Christian High School). This 127,000 square foot building is being transformed into a hub for serving those in our community living with physical, mental or cognitive disabilities. This move will result in: 

  • Greatly increased visibility for Disability Advocates. 
  • More opportunities to partner with like-minded organizations. 
  • Much more usable space for programs and services to our customer base. 
  • A new Occupational Therapy home accessibility showcase for our OT programs. 

This year, Disability Advocates will celebrate its fortieth year of service to Grand Rapids and surrounding communities! What began in 1981 as an organization founded by people with disabilities to focus on fostering independent living has grown today into one of our area’s best known and most respected voices for persons with disabilities. With the help of community volunteers, donors and supporters, we serve thousands of people each year. Most importantly, we assist persons with disabilities to find and express their own voice whether that is to speak to the wishes and desires for their own life or to advocate at a community level on behalf of the wider community. 

Over the coming months, we’ll be asking our friends and supporters to join us in helping to raise $2.5 million for this important effort. Making our community equitable and accessible for everyone takes the contribution of many. Please join us in this worthwhile endeavor! 

Sincerely,

Cameron Young 
Campaign Co-Chair 

Angela Nelson 
Campaign Co-Chair