The Fifth Annual Colorado Gives Day is Tuesday, Dec. 9th. It is a great day to "give where you live." Each nonprofit receiving a donation on this day receives a portion of a $1Million Incentive Fund. This means that the ACL will receive a portion of this fund for every donation we receive, and this will increase the impact of your generosity.
The mission of the ACL is to promote attitudes, practices, programs and policies that enable people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) to be included as a natural and integral part of community life. Your gift will have a far-reaching impact on the people we serve, their families and the whole community.
People with I/DD are often perceived as passive recipients of services rather than active, contributing members of their community. We believe that every member of our community has much to offer. We also know that at times people need to be supported in a loving and compassionate manner through the difficult times in life without judgment or discrimination and we are committed to ensuring that people with I/DD live free from discrimination, exploitation, abuse, and isolation. The ACL creates opportunities for inclusion in community life and promotes the social connections which enrich the lives of everyone in our community. Protecting people’s rights and assisting them to navigate and be agents of change in the systems they access continues to be an important part of our day to day work. As a result of our efforts, the whole community is stronger, richer and more diverse.
Please consider donating to ACL on Colorado Gives Day to help move the needle in our community to a place where people with developmental disabilities are included as integral members of the community. Your contribution is a tax-deductible gift to support our charitable efforts. Our link is http://wwwcoloradogives.org/ACLBoulderCounty.
All communities welcome and value the contributions and participation of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The Association for Community Living promotes attitudes, practices, programs and policies that enable people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to be included as a natural and integral part of community life.