The Great Give 2020 – May 5th & 6th

Join us on May 5th and 6th for The Great Give 2020 and support the SARAH Foundation’s fundraising efforts!

As the world adjusts to the many COVID-19 related restrictions and changes to our daily routine, SARAH’s direct support professional staff continue to provide high-quality care to our residential clients. These front-line staff members remain focused on their daily commitment to care for and provide comfort to more than 200 individuals with intellectual and/or other disabilities living right here in your community.

All too often the individuals and families we serve are forgotten and marginalized by society. If you are familiar with our organization you know we have dedicated the past 63 years to ensuring we provide a safe, fulfilling and engaged life for every one of the amazing people we support.

SARAH’s efforts to deliver critical supports is carried out by more than 300 dedicated full-time staff members. In order to protect the health and well-being of our clients and staff and to follow new guidelines for care, we have needed to significantly increase our normal direct care supplies while also adding new personal protective equipment (PPE) that is required given the restrictions related to social distancing. The majority of these new costs are not covered in our existing budget and to date have exceeded $30,000 with the expectation the costs will continue to rise as we move through the year.

SARAH needs your support now more than ever. More specifically, our clients and our staff need you.

Please consider a contribution today towards one of the many PPE supplies detailed in the various giving levels on The Great Give 2020 page. The commitment to fulfill SARAH’s mission is unwavering, especially during these challenging times. If you are able, we hope you will consider a contribution. On behalf of our incredible clients and staff, thank you for your belief in our mission.

 

GEA Read-a-thon

The Guilford Education Association and Guilford Public Schools has supported the SARAH Foundation for decades through the SARAH Read-a-Thon. This is one of the the most successful community-organized fundraisers for the SARAH Foundation. Students in all of Guilford’s elementary and middle schools participate in this fundraiser, which is based off of pledges they receive for reading. Thank you to the GEA members past and present and the decades of Guilford students who have helped to support SARAH’s mission!

Madison Wine Exchange Tasting Events

Madison Wine Exchange hosts monthly tasting events open to the public. Each month the resident sommelier, Joe Dolce, selects a wine variety and/or geographic region and offers an in-depth tasting experience for guests to learn about the various wines and regions. The largest annual event, Make the Holiday’s Sparkle, takes place in November and is the best tasting experience you will have all year. The proceeds from all tasting events benefit the SARAH Foundation. To see the schedule of upcoming events and to purchase tickets visit the Madison Wine Exchange website.

Guilford Commons Parking Lot Party

This year marked the first annual Parking Lot Party at the Guilford Commons.  Attractions included a live band, free give-aways and raffles at many of the stores, food trucks and a beer tent.  All proceeds from the beer tent benefited the SARAH Foundation.  We look forward to this event again in 2020!