#LetsDoThis

About This Campaign



Close your eyes. Think about all the choices you’ve made throughout your life. Your first job. Your worst job. Your first date. Your first apartment. Your first terrible decision. Your last great decision. What choices have you made about your children? Travel? What are your plans for today, next week, when you retire? Life is full of decisions.

The choices we make everyday shape our future and play a major role in determining our quality of life.

Historically, people with disabilities were not in the driver’s seat for decisions that directly affected their future and quality of life. When Paraquad started over 50 years ago, independence was primarily focused on living in the community instead of a residential facility or nursing home.

Today, people with disabilities want more than a roof over their head and basic life necessities. They want all the same choices and opportunities to build a future and quality of life that anyone would choose!

Paraquad champions equity and independence by partnering with people with disabilities to identify the tools and resources and build the confidence they need to not only live in the community, but to create the life and future they choose, and WE NEED YOUR HELP.

Together, we can move from merely existing in the community to flourishing in the lives we choose. Now is the time.

#LetsDoThis!

YOU can help by showing your support of the #LetsDoThis campaign.

On April 20-21, 2021 – for ONE DAY – we will reach out to hundreds of friends and family and ask for their support of equity and independence for people with disabilities throughout St. Louis. Together, we have the power to raise $100,000 to build futures anyone would choose. 

Every gift counts, so let’s do this!

    • $50 provides demonstrations of assistive technology to 3 people so they can live and work more independently.
    • $100 supports a day exploration trip for one Youth and Family participant to learn about social, educational, and vocational opportunities.
    • $150 offers Employment Placement Services for 1 person for one month.
    • $250 provides transportation and support to a participant to travel to Jefferson City and advocate for disability rights and services.
    • $500 provides legal advocacy for one person with a disability.
    • $1,000 sponsors one student for a week of summer camp.

Our success rests on community leaders like YOU, who are willing to step up and say #LetsDoThis! Won’t you join us?

YOUR GIFT MULTIPLES FOR PEOPLE WITHDISABILITIES WHO WANT CHOICE AND OPPORTUNITY!

For 24 hours, every gift you donate is TRIPLED! For every $1 you give, Paraquad will receive $3. Every $1 will be matched by our generous benefactors to help us reach our goal of $100,000.

$ 50 x 3 = $150

$ 100 x 3 = $300

$150 x 3 = $450

$250 x 3 = $750

$500 x 3 = $1,500

$1,000 x 3 = $3,000

The #LetsDoThis campaign is ALL OR NOTHING – we must raise the full amount within 24 hours, or all donations will be returned. For every dollar raised, more people with disabilities will have the opportunity to experience independence WITHOUT LIMITS. Join us and #LetsDoThis! 

Thank you for your generosity!

#LetsDoThis

 

OURMISSION

Paraquad champions equity and independence for people with disabilities through services, partnerships, education and advocacy.

OUR VISION

We envision an integrated society free of barriers and discrimination where disability is viewed as a natural part of human diversity.

  ABOUT PARAQUAD

Paraquad provides a wealth of opportunities for people with disabilities to make choices about how they want to live. We champion choice and opportunity for more than 2,000 people with disabilities in the region annually. We work with people of all ages with a variety of disabilities, including physical, cognitive, visual, auditory, and mental/emotional.

Independence means different things for different people – what makes a successful life is a very individual decision – so Paraquad offers a robust set of tools for participants to build their vision of independence. Personal care services establish the foundation for many participants, providing the care needed to live independently in their own homes. Youth programs build confidence and open doors to the possibilities of following one’s dreams. Peer and independent living services offer support and guidance from experts who, as people with disabilities, speak from experience. Employment services seek to level the playing field and create a path to sustainability and prosperity. Advocacy ensures that disability rights are protected and that barriers to full inclusion continue to fall.

These are just a few examples of how Paraquad supports independence. To learn more, visit us at paraquad.org

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Paraquad will be the leader in advancing the independent living philosophy. We envision an integrated community in which people with disabilities are valued and participate in all aspects of society.

Fundraising Participant Personal Goal Amount Raised
Anna Corbitt
Anna Corbitt
145355
$1,453.55 of $500 (290%)
145355
$1,453.55
Sarah Schwegel
Sarah Schwegel
82184
$821.84 of $500 (164%)
82184
$821.84
Gabriella Garbero
Gabriella Garbero
N/A
5304
$53.04

Fundraising Teams

PQ Staff

$10,285.44
raised
2
Participants

PQ Board of Directors

$7,363.31 raised (73%)
1
Participant

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  1. Anna Corbitt gave a $50 donation
    22 days ago · Like
  2. Anna Corbitt gave a $50 donation
    22 days ago · Like
  3. Anna Corbitt
    Anna Corbitt gave a $53.04 donation
    about 2 months ago · Like
  4. Nick Schmitt
    Nick Schmitt gave a $53.04 donation
    4 months ago · Like
  5. John Rowe
    John Rowe gave a $527.75 donation to support Anna Corbitt to support PQ Staff
    4 months ago · Like
  6. Lindsay Meisinger
    Lindsay Meisinger gave a donation to support PQ Board of Directors
    Dedication In Honor of: Erin Jacobson
    4 months ago · Like
  7. Brenda Cockrell
    Brenda Cockrell gave a $150 donation
    4 months ago · Like
  8. Heather Navarro
    Heather Navarro gave a $26.67 donation to support PQ Staff
    Dedication In Honor of: Thomas E. Kennedy, III
    4 months ago · Like
  9. Matt & Rosemarie Hamilton
    Matt & Rosemarie Hamilton gave a $264.02 donation
    4 months ago · Like
  10. Jerome Petty gave a $158.54 donation
    4 months ago · Like
  11. Don Senecal
    Don Senecal gave a $105.79 donation to support PQ Board of Directors
    4 months ago · Like
  12. Mary Roach
    Mary Roach gave a $158.53 donation to support PQ Staff
    4 months ago · Like
  13. Kenneth Steinback
    Kenneth Steinback gave a $105.79 donation
    Dedication In Honor of: Warren Weiner
    4 months ago · Like
  14. Emily Schumacher
    Emily Schumacher gave a $527.75 donation to support PQ Board of Directors
    4 months ago · Like
  15. Kaisey Marler
    Kaisey Marler gave a $79.42 donation to support PQ Staff
    4 months ago · Like
  16. An anonymous donation has been made
    In memory of Dr. David Gray.
    4 months ago · Like
  17. Donald Kloppenburg
    Donald Kloppenburg gave a $211.28 donation to support PQ Staff
    Dedication In Honor of: Kim Lackey
    In Honor of Kim Lackey's Birthday
    4 months ago · Like
  18. Scott & Lisa Ritter
    Scott & Lisa Ritter gave a $105.79 donation
    Dedication In Honor of: Zack Ritter
    4 months ago · Like
  19. Genny Watkins
    Genny Watkins gave a $106.91 donation
    I give this donation in honor of Mr. Aaron Murray (Orthwein Center at Paraquad) who has changed my life in such a positive way.
    4 months ago · Like
  20. sheryl rose
    sheryl rose gave a $79.42 donation to support PQ Staff
    Thank you PQ staff for all you do
    4 months ago · Like
  21. An anonymous donation of $105.79 has been made
    Thank you
    4 months ago · Like
  22. An anonymous donation of $26.67 has been made
    4 months ago · Like
  23. Cynthia Kamler
    Cynthia Kamler gave a $53.04 donation to support PQ Staff
    Go team!
    4 months ago · Like
  24. keith fischer
    keith fischer gave a $105.79 donation
    4 months ago · Like
  25. Everett Hullverson
    Everett Hullverson gave a $105.79 donation
    Dedication In Honor of: Emme
    4 months ago · Like
  26. An anonymous donation of $26.67 has been made to support Sarah Schwegel
    Mike does a wonderful job with the clients of the Paraquad exercise facility
    4 months ago · Like
  27. Paula Kessler
    Paula Kessler gave a $21.40 donation to support PQ Staff
    4 months ago · Like
  28. Kelly Caldwell
    Kelly Caldwell gave a $105.79 donation to support Anna Corbitt to support PQ Staff
    4 months ago · Like
  29. An anonymous donation of $105.79 has been made
    4 months ago · Like