Making a gift to Society’s Assets is an opportunity to pay tribute to a loved one. It goes beyond most ordinary ways of expressing sympathy, celebrating a special occasion, acknowledging someone you admire or expressing thanks for a personal kindness. Your gift is a meaningful donation that can be designated to advance the agency’s mission in a number of ways. For more information, contact the Community Outreach Coordinator at the Society’s Assets main office in Racine.
Society’s Assets maintains a Transportation Fund that subsidizes social, recreational and educational outings coordinated for Society’s Assets consumers. A trip to the ethnic festival FESTA ITALIANA in Milwaukee is an annual favorite. Specialized transportation and attendant care costs can be prohibitive and may limit an individual’s independence.
Society’s Assets sponsors Pat’s Walk, a pledge and sponsorship event held in September each year. Proceeds from Pat’s walk are designated for the Transportation Fund. Contributions are also accepted throughout the year.
Pat’s Walk is held in memory of Pat Anderson of Racine, a woman committed to ensuring the rights of people with disabilities. She was dedicated to making the community accessible for everyone.
Proceeds from the annual Society’s Assets Open are used to provide scholarship awards to students with disabilities. Individuals residing in the agency’s service area who are enrolled in associate, bachelor or graduate studies are eligible for the scholarships that generally range between $500 and $5000. Judging is based on academic record, extracurricular activities, personal essay and recommendations. Over $60,000 in scholarships have been awarded since 1998.
Contributions not designated for a particular program or project are also welcome. General donations are used to serve the greatest need, whether that is adaptive equipment, housing modifications, sign language interpreters, personal care services or other concerns. Every contribution supports the agency’s mission and the belief that each individual can reach his or her potential.