Friends, I am fundraising (at the last minute) to support several of our friends giving their time, money, and an immense amount of effort to the Pursuit capital campaign by riding across the country to raise $13.5 million for The Center. $13.5 million and riding from Astoria, OR to Rehoboth Beach, DE! The Center has served Houstonians with intellectual and developmental disABILITIES for decades with a mission of promoting the pursuit of choice, growth, and personal independence. This is an amazing endeavor championed by long-time Center supporter and board member David Baldwin, his wife Maire, an amazing crew of dedicated team members, and supported by many other friends and supporters around Houston and around the Country. So far David and the team have ridden over 2,000 miles and are only $1 million away from their goal. Please join me in supporting David and this great cause, and give them the extra monetary push they need to reach this final fundraising goal before they reach the Atlantic Ocean on August 3! More information about Pursuit and The Center below.
Pursuit is a capital campaign with a two-tiered mission: first, to raise $13.5MM for The Center and second, to advance the interest of all individuals with disABILITIES across the country. Across the United States, there are currently 10 million individuals that have intellectual and developmental disabilities. Pursuit’s mission is to bring awareness to this underserved population by bicycling across the United States this summer.
Beginning on June 6, 2016, David Baldwin, longtime Center Board Member, departed from Astoria, OR and will ultimately ride 3,500 miles, reaching Rehoboth Beach, DE on August 3. David will be accompanied by a small support crew. Along the route, the Pursuit Team will visit leading organizations, universities and research facilities to garner best practices in serving individuals with disABILITIES.
The Center promotes the pursuit of choice, growth, and personal independence for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. These three core principles drive our mission at The Center, and for over six decades have empowered individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live dignified lives filled with opportunities within an enriched, nurturing community. We believe that those with disabilities are capable of leading fulfilling lives when their personal goals and desires are respected and they receive the tools they need; we operate with that in mind every day. Ever growing and changing, The Center currently serves over 450 individuals through a wide array of dynamic programs and services tailored to the varied needs of the individuals and families we serve.
Thank you for your consideration and for any contribution you may be interested in making to this very good cause.