|Foundation for Independent Living|
serving West Virginians with disabilities
Imagine living on the same salary today that you received 25 years ago. It's a challenge.
According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the cost of a pound of tomatoes has more than doubled and a dozen eggs has tripled in price since 1986. And yet, Mountain State Centers for Independent Living has continued to provide the same services we did in 1986 - without a raise in federal funding.
With a great deal of ingenuity, hard work - and the support of the fundraising efforts of the Foundation for Independent Living.
Since 1992, the Foundation has been developing fund raising strategies and projects to support the mission of Mountain State Centers for Independent Living - to ensure that people with disabilities gain or maintain their self-determined independence.
One of our primary beliefs in developing fund raising strategies is finding ways to raise money by establishing business projects instead of simply asking for donations. We want to hold out our hand as a partner in our community.
I also invite you to visit the Mountain State Centers for Independent Living Web site and learn more about our programs for people with disabilities and our work in the community.
You can help us continue this important work by visiting our [donation page] and making a generous donation in support of our work to provide resources to people with disabilities today - and well into the future.
And, if you believe you have an idea for a business partnership, I would enjoy hearing from you.
Anne O. Weeks, CEO/President
Foundation for Independent Living