Hampton, VA, May 20, 2020 – Give Local 757 is a community-wide fundraising campaign fueled by social media and collaboration. It is a Peninsula Community Foundation initiative that was started to help strengthen the Hampton Roads nonprofit community by igniting and growing philanthropy in our region. This year’s 7th annual Give Local 757 campaign took place on May 12. For 24 hours local citizens were asked to unite, connect and support local nonprofit organizations by giving back to the community to reach a collective 1-million-dollar goal. This year’s event surpassed the goal and resulted in a total of $1,654,021 dollars raised.
VersAbility Resources is one the 222 organizations that participated in the Give Local 757 campaign. During such extraordinary times in our community, people with disabilities need VersAbility Resources and the community’s support now more than ever.
“COVID-19 hasn’t been easy on any of us, and people with disabilities fall even more at risk with job insecurity, health concerns, and lack of resources during this crisis,” said CEO Kasia Grzelkowski. “We make sure people with disabilities get the care, resources, and support they need to get through COVID- 19 and beyond.”
With the local community’s help, VersAbility exceeded their original goal and raised a total of $3,270. These funds will be used to provide children and adults with disabilities personal protective equipment, cleaning supplies, mental health support, therapeutic games, tools for children and home activities for adults who are sheltered in place in their residential program.
“We sincerely appreciate the overwhelming support from our community in helping to support VersAbility Resources during this unprecedented time” stated Grzelkowski.
VersAbility Resources serves over 1700 people with disabilities and their families each year. This includes early childhood and student services, employment programs, day support, business solutions, social, recreational and residential services. In addition to the Give Local 757 campaign, VersAbility will host an annual Ability Am Golf Tournament that will take place on October 29th at the Cedar Point Country Club. Registration remains open for this event and sponsorship opportunities are available.
For more information about VersAbility Resource’s, visit www.versability.org.
About VersAbility Resources
VersAbility Resources has supported people with disabilities since 1953. As a nonprofit, VersAbility serves over 1,700 people with disabilities of all ages in Early Childhood, Student Services, Day Support, Residential and four diverse Employment programs. Services range from coordinating developmental therapies for children to building successful business partnerships that provide staffing solutions for employers and provide jobs in Hampton Roads and beyond for people with disabilities. Adults with disabilities participating in VersAbility employment programs earn millions in wages and benefits annually. Through their government contracts people with disabilities work alongside enlisted and civilian personnel at military bases as far away as Hawaii and Guam.
VersAbility Resources is a 501c3, tax-exempt organization. Your donations help people with disabilities live, work and thrive in our communities. VersAbility is a vital service provider as well as a major employer in the community, serving people with disabilities throughout southeastern Virginia and beyond.
Marketing Manager, VersAbility Resources