The Meadows 2023 Walk-A-Thon
It’s time for the Meadows annual Walk-A-Thon!
This year, our 41st fundraiser will be held at Mitch Park in Edmond, Oklahoma, on Saturday, October 14th at 10:00 a.m. You are invited to join us!
The Walk-A-Thon is not only a fun event for family and friends, but it is also critically important to our non-profit because donations are one of the sources of revenue we depend on.
This year, our goal is to raise $40,000.00. The money will be used to upgrade our equipment so we can continue to provide our 2,500 customers statewide with the highest quality of service possible. Because they trust us with their data destruction needs, we are committed to constantly improving our capabilities so that our customers can remain confident that the security of their sensitive material is our number one priority.
However, there is another reason why our Walk-A-Thon is essential to us.
The funds raised will help us sustain our mission of providing meaningful employment for men and women with developmental disabilities and other intellectual and physical challenges.
In case you are not familiar with our organization, here is a brief description of the work environment we have created to foster the success of our employees.
The Meadows is a place of business where:
* People are accepted for who they are – not for what they can or cannot do.
* Each person learns at a pace that is comfortable for them.
* Positive reinforcement is used to encourage and motivate.
* Each individual’s health and well-being is monitored at all times.
* Personal growth occurs as challenges are met and overcome.
* Individuals are treated with the dignity and respect they deserve.
But most importantly, the Meadows is a place of hope! And hope is the bridge between what is and what can be.
I think you will agree that hope is the one thing that every person needs in life. But for men and women with developmental disabilities, their hopes for a job often seem just out of reach. Through no fault of their own, they are frequently misjudged and wrongly assumed to be unemployable without ever being given the chance to work.
Businesses worry that it would require extra time and effort to train someone with a disability, or there could be health and safety issues to deal with. Also, behavioral problems could impact the workplace.
Fortunately, however, our non-profit is prepared to handle any of these concerns because we know that with the proper support, adults with intellectual challenges make excellent employees.
They are dedicated, committed, and eager to reach their potential. They take pride in their jobs, and it shows in their accomplishments. Their work ethic is exceptional.
That is why contributions from corporations, organizations, and individuals like you are vital. It is your generosity that will help the Meadows continue to be the bridge of hope to employment for men and women with developmental disabilities.
If you would like to make a donation, you may use a credit card or PayPal through our website at https://www.meadowsoklahoma.com. At the top of the page, click DONATE, or you may mail a check to The Meadows Center for Opportunity, 1000 S. Kelly Ave, Edmond, OK, 73003.