We are gearing up for our last GiveBig ever so now is the time to give! GiveBig is officially on May 9th BUT you can donate online as early as April 26th. Just click here or check out givebigseattle.org and search for PSRS.
PSRS has a big $10,000 goal this year – we need all the support we can get.
GiveBig officially begins online on May 9th and lasts a full 24 hours (from 12:00am – 12:00am PDT).
PSRS wouldn’t be around for over 35 years if we didn’t love what we do, and who we support. As part of our commitment to offering people with developmental and intellectual disabilities the supports they need and deserve, we are expanding our transportation services by providing agency vehicles. Having a PSRS vehicle available for staff to use will help ensure the people we support have more reliable access to things like health and therapeutic appointments, work, social events, family visits, shopping, and more.
Our GiveBig goal is $10,000 It’s our biggest goal yet but only a fraction of the investment we are making. We know you are up to the challenge because you believe in supporting people with disabilities to have choice, and access to their communities. People like Richelle.
Richelle goes to work every week day. She is a valued employee and has held her job for nearly 30 years! Richelle is blind and hard of hearing – she relies on her staff to help her get to and from work Monday through Friday, a 45-mile round trip each day.
Richelle likes to stay active; she enjoys going shopping, to movies, visiting with friends and family, and horseback riding which she does every week (a 64-mile round trip). She also participates in a skiing program every winter. These activities are really important to Richelle and her wellbeing.
Access to consistent, reliable transportation is an ongoing issue. It can impact Richelle’s choices, her planned activities, and her ability to do the things in life that make her happy. Richelle works hard and should have experiences in her life that are by choice, and enjoyable to her.
A car in every driveway Many of the individuals we support are not able to use public transportation, or even specialized transportation services. That is why PSRS is adding 17 new vehicles to our fleet.
It’s a win-win: PSRS staff will no longer have to stress about the costs and requirements of providing transportation with their personal vehicles. Those we support will have more reliable access to the community and can be active outside of their homes with less time spent making arrangements. We will cut down on missed appointments, missed social events…missed opportunities that have resulted from transportation challenges.
Costs to maintain and operate these cars include insurance, gas, tax, and maintenance (not to mention the people power behind managing it all).
1 car = $7900 per year… We are doing this 17 times over!
Support choice. Support access. Support PSRS during GiveBig on May 9th.
One of your greatest contributions is telling others about PSRS. As a local nonprofit, PSRS is fortunate to have a small group of dedicated supporters. Not everyone is able to make a monetary donation – we get that. You can still help PSRS raise money during GiveBig, and beyond.
Spread the word – reach out to your communities in person and via social media; talk about the work PSRS does, about our commitment to supporting people with developmental and intellectual disabilities to live fulfilled, empowered lives. Maybe you have a personal story about how PSRS has made a positive impact in your life, or in the life of a loved one. Tell your friends, extended family, neighbors, educators, spiritual congregations, local businesses…tell Everyone!
Ready to Give Big? Donate now.