SAVE THE DATE!! This year's Adaptive Services Auction will be held on Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Freeport from 6-9pm!
Hilton Garden Inn
5 Park Street
All proceeds from this annual gala event will directly support the Casco Bay Branch's Adaptive Service program. Last year this event raised more than $56,000! The evening will feature Maine Hors D'oeuvres & deserts, a beer and wine bar, live music, a silent and a live auction, and more.
You can purchase your auction and 50/50 raffle tickets right now on-line
(look for keyword Adaptive Services Auction):
Admission tickets are $35 per person, $60 per couple, or $40 per person at the door. 50/50 Raffle tickets are $10 for one, $25 for three, $50 for ten. Tickets can be purchased in advance at any of the branches, online, or at the event itself. We will draw the winner during the live auction. The winner will received half of what we've raised through the 50/50 raffle ticket sales. In past years this amount has been over $500.
You can also purchase tickets by contacting Karen Tucker at the Casco Bay Branch:
207-865-9600, ext. 210 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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?
“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
Please take five minutes and watch this inspiring video produced by our friends at Black Fly Media, meet some Y members who use the Adaptive Services programs, and learn more about how this program changes lives every day.
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 email@example.com. 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!)
Thanks to our sponsors!