Major budget cuts to human services programs are having a catastrophic impact on individuals with disabilities who are living at or below the poverty level. These cuts affect mental health, insurance and health services programs.
In 2013, Paraquad served 2,651 people with disabilities:
- 80.6% have annual household incomes of less than $20,000
- 51.2% have physical or cognitive disabilities
- 16.1% have mental, hearing or visual disabilities
- 54.2% are 25-59 years old and an additional 31.5% are over age 60
Some of our programs are severely underfunded. The need is great, and is continuously growing. With your help, we can continue to help the many participants using these programs. Here are just a few examples of the great things Paraquad does that doesn't receive nearly enough funding:
Repair and Reuse Program: Takes donated durable medical equipment and repairs it, then sells the equipment at a sizable discount to those who need it most. Through this program, our technicians also repair equipment already belonging to participants.
Health and Wellness Program: Provides an accessible gym to those who cannot use community centers. The center also includes a mobility course for those wishing to learn to maneuver wheelchairs up and down ramps, and on different surfaces.
Please join us in helping people with disabilities lead lives of dignity and self-reliance. Pledge your support with a gift to Paraquad.
Contributions from Individuals, Honorariums and memorials
Your generous support can make a significant difference in the lives of people with disabilities. Through your contribution, you may choose to honor or memorialize a friend or loved one. We will send a card of acknowledgement to whomever you choose. Click here to make a secure, tax-deductible donation.
Corporation and Foundation Gifts
Donations from corporations and foundations enable the continuation of our programs and services for people with disabilities. For more information, contact Pamela Perlmutter, Director of Marketing and Public Relations, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (314) 289-4233.
Testamentary or planned gifts allow donors and families an opportunity to create a legacy that will provide meaningful support for years to come. For additional information on planned giving, click here.
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