Team Fundraising Page of PQ Staff

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

Location / Venue

  1. John Rowe
    John Rowe gave a $527.75 donation to support Anna Corbitt
    5 months ago · Like
  2. Heather Navarro
    Heather Navarro gave a $26.67 donation
    Dedication In Honor of: Thomas E. Kennedy, III
    5 months ago · Like
  3. Mary Roach
    Mary Roach gave a $158.53 donation
    5 months ago · Like
  4. Kaisey Marler
    Kaisey Marler gave a $79.42 donation
    5 months ago · Like
  5. Donald Kloppenburg
    Donald Kloppenburg gave a $211.28 donation
    Dedication In Honor of: Kim Lackey
    In Honor of Kim Lackey's Birthday
    5 months ago · Like
  6. sheryl rose
    sheryl rose gave a $79.42 donation
    Thank you PQ staff for all you do
    5 months ago · Like
  7. An anonymous donation of $105.79 has been made
    Thank you
    5 months ago · Like
  8. Cynthia Kamler
    Cynthia Kamler gave a $53.04 donation
    Go team!
    5 months ago · Like
  9. 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
    5 months ago · Like
  10. Paula Kessler
    Paula Kessler gave a $21.40 donation
    5 months ago · Like
  11. Kelly Caldwell
    Kelly Caldwell gave a $105.79 donation to support Anna Corbitt
    5 months ago · Like
  12. Aimee Wehmeier
    Aimee Wehmeier gave a $266.83 donation to support Sarah Schwegel
    Team Paraquad, #letsdothis!
    5 months ago · Like
  13. Susan Stiritz
    Susan Stiritz gave a $5,274.80 donation
    5 months ago · Like
  14. Sara Darabcsek
    Sara Darabcsek gave a $26.67 donation
    5 months ago · Like
  15. Sharon Gardner
    Sharon Gardner gave a $105.79 donation to support Sarah Schwegel
    5 months ago · Like
  16. Deez Nutz, LLC
    Deez Nutz, LLC gave a $105.79 donation to support Anna Corbitt
    Thanks for all you warriors do for our community!
    5 months ago · Like
  17. An anonymous donation of $105.79 has been made
    5 months ago · Like
  18. Kevin Condon
    Kevin Condon gave a donation
    #LetsDoThis Paraquad!
    5 months ago · Like
  19. Cherie Lawrence
    Cherie Lawrence gave a $53.04 donation
    5 months ago · Like
  20. Jean Rightmire
    Jean Rightmire gave a $26.67 donation
    5 months ago · Like
  21. Karen Winkler
    Karen Winkler gave a $105.79 donation
    5 months ago · Like
  22. An anonymous donation has been made
    5 months ago · Like
  23. Deb Lavender
    Deb Lavender gave a $158.53 donation to support Sarah Schwegel
    5 months ago · Like
  24. Jennifer Williams
    Jennifer Williams gave a $26.67 donation
    Dedication In Honor of: Wendi (and Niles) Neckameyer
    5 months ago · Like
  25. Lisann Backsmeyer
    Lisann Backsmeyer gave a $53.04 donation to support Anna Corbitt
    Donating to help Ted Wells. :-)
    5 months ago · Like
  26. SHAUN SIMMS
    SHAUN SIMMS gave a $264.02 donation to support Anna Corbitt
    5 months ago · Like
  27. An anonymous donation of $105.79 has been made
    5 months ago · Like
  28. Diane Wieland
    Diane Wieland gave a $53.04 donation to support Anna Corbitt
    I believe in Paraquad's mission!
    5 months ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
  29. Don Metzger
    Don Metzger gave a $105.79 donation
    5 months ago · Like
  30. Carol Zulich
    Carol Zulich gave a $53.04 donation
    happy to help out on such a worthy cause
    5 months ago · Like
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