Hi! Welcome to our campaign for Summer@ETTA, a unique, 5-week social and life skills summer program designed specifically for teens and adults with special needs. Summer@ETTA emphasizes independence, inclusion, growth, and summer fun!
Do you ever think about giving back to people who need it most?
Do you want to help those with special needs but don’t know how?
Are you interested in being more involved in the community but don’t have the time?
If you answered, “Yes” to any of these questions, you may want to keep reading…
For the past 18 years ETTA has run a successful, beloved summer program for teens and adults with special needs. Participants see amazing progress through the program, and it gets the community-at-large involved. The program has grown so much that we need your help! We need your donations to continue the program this year. As little as $10 helps a deserving individual attend Summer@ETTA – and ultimately changes ideas about what people with disabilities can accomplish. You, your son, daughter, aunt, uncle or friend can be involved in this program… Empower us to make this vision a reality with a donation to this project today!
More about the Project
According to a U.S. Census study, 54.4 million Americans, or about one in five have a disability to some extent. This demographic is equal to the population of Florida and California combined. Both the percentage and number of Americans affected by disability has risen, as has been the trend for some time.
Summer@ETTA was created to give adults and teens with special needs a place to make new friends and create long-lasting memories. There are so many benefits:
- Increased confidence and independence
- Activity and exercise
- The opportunity to interact with others, develop friendships, and build relationships
- Positive role modeling by adults and peer mentors
- A chance for families/community members to share a part of the Summer@ETTA experience and being a witness to the impact this program has made upon those they care for.
Summer@ETTA also provides a special opportunity for high school and college students and young adults to interact as “peer mentors” with the participants with disabilities. Year after year, these mentors and their parents cite ETTA as one of the most moving and impactful experiences of their lives.
With the help of your donation we can reach an even larger group of individuals with special needs who need an outlet for learning and interacting in the summer. Our mission in this campaign is to take care of every funder, supporter and program attendee with the upmost respect and care. The vision of ETTA is an inclusive, participatory community of people with and without special needs, succeeding and growing together.
ETTA, founded in 1993 in Los Angeles, California, provides a spectrum of services for adults with special needs. ETTA serves people with developmental disabilities and their families, and is one of the premier providers of such services on the West Coast.
How You Can Help
For us to conduct another successful year at Summer@ETTA, we need your support!
Our growth has exceeded us and your generous funding will help us continue our program with ease. Donors’ generosity will allow us to provide young adults with special needs with enriching skill training, art programs, activities, social and life skill workshops, and cultural outings to create long lasting bonds and unforgettable memories through the Summer@ETTA experience.
If you feel as passionately as we do about this program, please show your support with a DONATION TODAY.
Summer@ETTA needs pledging but above all it needs your attention and interest! Please take a moment to click on one of our social media buttons (Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube at the bottom of the page). Help us spread the word and get things started!
- $10-$74.99- Recieve one awareness ribbon keychain, an ETTA pen, and a Crowdrise shoutout!
- $75-$199.99- Receive one awareness ribbon keychain, an ETTA bag, and a thank you letter!
- $200-$499.99- Receive one ETTA pen, an ETTA bag, a engraved keychain, and a note from a client of SUMMER@ETTA!
- $500+- Receive one ETTA pen, an engraved keepsake plaque, a thank you letter, and a phone call from the Program Director!
Final Thank You and Links
We feel so grateful to everyone who has taken the time to read our campaign and for those who contributed what they could to make a difference and help us spread the word. We have spent the last few months working hard to brainstorm ways to grow with our program’s demand and it was worth every minute thanks to all our generous supporters. Please know your efforts, even the smallest, don’t go unnoticed. We will continue to keep you posted on what your donation helped us achieve. You are part of our Summer@ETTA family.
If you cannot donate but you are interested in helping, please contact us so we can set you up with a referral program! You might even be able to earn perks just by spreading the word.
Our Social Media Connections:
Facebook: Etta Israel Center
If you have thoughts or would like to discuss a collaboration or sponsorship, we would love to hear from you, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org