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2013 OE Runners

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THE STORY:

Opportunity Enterprises, Inc. is a non-profit organization in Northwest Indiana whose mission is to create sustainable life choices and opportunities for individuals with unique challenges and abilities. Opportunity Enterprises provides early intervention, transition, residential, occupational, and educational support services to more than 1,000 children and adults with developmental, emotional, and/or physical disabilities in Northwest Indiana. In the past thirteen years over 3,600 runners have raised over 1.7 million dollars for Opportunity Enterprises. This year funds raised by the OE Marathon Team will support growth and development at OE Lakeside and the programs that are, or soon will be, housed there.

How Will my Fundraising be Used?

Funds raised by the Marathon Team this year will support growth and development at OE Lakeside and the programs that are, or soon will be, housed there – Enriching Possibilities, a curriculum-based program for individuals with moderate to severe disabilities, the Renewed Horizons Adult Day Center, which serves senior adults with special needs, and Daily Living Skills, a program which teaches basic skills to individuals with severe to profound disabilities. These three programs serve about 150 clients on a daily basis.

In 2007, Opportunity Enterprises acquired OE Lakeside, a 158-acre parcel of land and water on Lake Eliza. Soon afterward, OE renovated the existing facilities and moved Enriching Possibilities and Renewed Horizons ADC from our work center on Evans Avenue to this lush, natural setting. The moment these programs moved in, however, more space was needed. Thanks to a very successful capital campaign, OE was able to raise over $3 million to expand facilities at Lakeside.

Funds raised to date have allowed us to begin construction on two projects: the expansion of our day services building at Lakeside, which will nearly triple the number of clients which can be served there, and the construction of an apartment building including handicapped accessible units which are very difficult to find in Northwest Indiana. With your help, OE will be able to raise the remainder of the money needed to complete construction, including the purchase of furniture and supplies, and also to support the programs offered at Lakeside.

 

$578

MONEY RAISED
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  • Dee Combs

    $75

  • Gaye Lindsley

    $50

  • ROBERT, TENNA, ANNA, CONNOR

    $25

  • Ronnie Combs Jr

    $75

  • JoAnn & Joey Ferguson

    $10

  • The Eisenhauer Family

     

  • Anonymous

    $115

  • The Feikes family

    $50

  • Laura & Purdue N Women's Assoc

    $128

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145% Raised of $400 Goal

The Team: $139,720 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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team praxair

Amount Raised

$6,082

 

94% Raised of $6,500 Goal

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john hudec

Amount Raised

$4,555

 

101% Raised of $4,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Leslie Nuss

Amount Raised

$4,212

 

21% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jeromy Sauls

Amount Raised

$3,093

 

103% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Shirley Remijan

Amount Raised

$2,657

 

106% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Allie Zikesch

Amount Raised

$2,300

 

92% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Michelle McCaskey

Amount Raised

$2,252

 

113% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Steve Lammers

Amount Raised

$2,165

Donor Comments

Laura & Purdue N Women's Assoc

Laura & Purdue N Women's Assoc

DONATION: $128

4 years ago

The Feikes family

The Feikes family

DONATION: $50

We're excited for your dream to come true, Dee! 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $115

4 years ago

The Eisenhauer Family

The Eisenhauer Family

Congratulations on celebrating this milestone!! 4 years ago

JoAnn & Joey Ferguson

JoAnn & Joey Ferguson

DONATION: $10

Sorry the donations small, but I have given so much for benefits lately I have to stretch to give a little to each.. Hope this helps! 4 years ago

Ronnie Combs Jr

Ronnie Combs Jr

DONATION: $75

4 years ago

ROBERT, TENNA, ANNA, CONNOR

ROBERT, TENNA, ANNA, CONNOR

DONATION: $25

GLAD TO SEE AT 50 YOU STILL HAVE IT.. 5 years ago

Gaye Lindsley

Gaye Lindsley

DONATION: $50

First full marathon at 50! I am genuinely impressed!! 5 years ago

Dee Combs

Dee Combs

DONATION: $75

5 years ago