As we move closer to the 2019 Founders' Gala, we wanted to shine the Spring into Action spotlight onto two more very special NIP supporters using their individual talents and skills to bring inclusion awareness to their communities.
First up, Linda Learn in Dunmore, PA.
We'll let her tell her own story on how her annual Bingo for Inclusion event came to be.
Next up, Cindy Skuce from Coventry, RI.
The Annual Awareness for Inclusion Day began as a simple bake sale back in 2013. Cindy and a few friends thought they'd raise some funds for NIP, and things quickly evolved into an annual community event. Now, they are a team of 6 volunteers who bake, bake, bake (and bake some more) and set up a booth in their local mall. They do 100% of the legwork, including setting up the booth, peddling their wares, and handing out information and literature about inclusion and NIP while interacting with customers.
We have found this fundraiser so gratifying. We love talking to people about inclusion and customers are very receptive to our presence, trying to make a difference.
These successful events prove that simple ideas can evolve to have a big impact on not only the people behind them, but the community around them.
Thank you to Cindy, Linda, and everyone involved in making these events successful. Your hard work makes a difference and means the world to us and the families we serve.