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Benjamin's Hope - Score a Perfect 10 for Health!

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May 19, 2016

In honor of the upcoming Olympics and because these funds will help us build a health-improvement program for our residents and community, I  See more
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THE STORY:

BENJAMINS HOPE wrote -

Help us launch the Health E3: Eat, Exercise, Explore! Program

According to The Arc, an advocacy and support group for individuals with intellectual and developmental disability (I/DD), persons affected by I/DD are 58% more likely to be obese than the general population. The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition reports that 25.6% of Americans with disabilities are physically inactive during a given week, compared with 12.8% of Americans without a disability. The Centers for Disease Control cites lack of access to physical activity options as one of the main barriers to a healthy lifestyle for persons with disabilities.

Benjamin's Hope wants to improve the lives of people with disabilities in West Michigan through the new Health E3: Eat, Exercise, Explore! program. Through this program, adults and children with disabilities and their families will have access to:

  • adaptive exercise equipment
  • nature trails
  • bikes
  • snow shoes and other outdoor recreation equipment
  • gardening classes 
  • barrier-free garden plots
  • nutrition and healthy cooking workshops

About Benjamin's Hope

Benjamin’s Hope supports people with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) to develop to their fullest potential, and provides services that contribute to the health and well being of families impacted by autism and I/DD.  A “live, work, play and worship” model, Benjamin’s Hope operates 5 adult foster care homes on 40 acres of farmland, a day program focused on whole-person development, and an inclusive weekly worship service.  As a leader in autism-specific residential services in the state of Michigan, Benjamin’s Hope is a thriving example of public/private partnership and debt-free development.

$100

MONEY RAISED
  • Jean Poulin

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $90

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100% Raised of $100 Goal

The Team: $104,134 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

BENJAMINS HOPE

Amount Raised

$46,605

Fundraiser Title

Krista Mason

Amount Raised

$16,750

Fundraiser Title

Patty Criscenzo

Amount Raised

$10,250

Fundraiser Title

Paul Wesselink

Amount Raised

$7,505

 

751% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sherry Fik

Amount Raised

$5,225

 

523% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Eric Peterson

Amount Raised

$4,360

 

4360% Raised of $100 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Elissa Lappenga

Amount Raised

$3,474

Fundraiser Title

Laura Marcus Nolan

Amount Raised

$1,975

 

198% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $90

1 year ago

Jean Poulin

Jean Poulin

DONATION: $10

for a good friend and family 1 year ago