Our 13th Annual Adaptive Services Auction will be held on April 9th, 2015 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Freeport! Stay tuned for registration to open.
Check out the year round auction items held in the Casco Bay Branch lobby. There are always great silent auction items to bid on and all proceeds benefit Adaptive Services.
This event raises money for our commitment to offer free Adaptive Services which provides one-on-one support and helps participants move beyond illnesses, injuries, and disabilities, through the support they find at the Y. Our Adaptive Services program now includes our LIVESTRONG at the YMCA cancer survivorship program.
By focusing on the whole person and not the disease, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is helping people move beyond cancer in spirit, mind, and body. We are dedicated to ensuring everyone, regardless of ability to pay, is able to benefit from these programs. The success of the auction helps sustain these vital community programs.
Last year, this event raised more than $56,000! The evening will include a silent & live auction, hors d'oeuvres & wine bar, catching up with familiar faces, and much more!
Don't forget about the 50/50 Raffle Tickets! $10 for one, $25 for three, or $50 for ten (need not be present to win).
If you are unable to attend, you are also welcome to make a donation to support the Adaptive Services program.
Why support the Adaptive Services program?
See the impact our Adaptive Services Program has through this short video.
“May I thank you, for your willingness to work with me. Helping me gather my strength to stay in my house, as long as I can is most important to me. You and your staff keep my attitude in a “can do” positive mode. Again thank you.” – Program Participant
As Y staff work with those living with illnesses, injuries and disabilities, the outcomes of this program are inspiring. Members who have come to the Y confined to a wheel chair are walking again. Those who have degenerative conditions are able to maintain their strength and independence for as long as possible. Others who were isolated are able to socialize and benefit from valuable peer support. The success stories that bring these outcomes to life truly tug on the heart strings.
Independence, integration, socialization and acceptance – all are wonderful outcomes. However, there is another outcome that may often be overlooked. It is education. With the make-up of the Casco Bay Y, there are hundreds and hundreds of children in this facility on a weekly basis. From a very young age, these children are often side by side with participants in the Adaptive Services program – in the pool, sitting in the lobby, even just passing in the halls. These ongoing interactions foster acceptance and understanding. In a child’s mind, the idea is that not everyone is the same and that’s okay. To the adults, it is the vast variety of people you may meet here at the Y that makes this a special place to be.
If you are interested in learning more about Adaptive Services, or getting involved with the auction, please contact Karen Tucker at the Casco Bay Branch by calling 207-865-9600 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteers are always welcome! (If you are interested in supporting the event, with a sponsorship or an item donation, those are always welcome as well!)