Why? Maybe you’re thinking to yourself, “I don’t know anyone with a learning disability! Why should I be informed on this topic?” As noted above, 1 in 10 children has a learning disability. Considering all the ableism and stigma against disabilities in our society, chances are that you do know someone with learning differences and you just don’t know it yet. You listen to your community when you skim through our monthly newsletter. You’ll know what programs we are currently offering. Next time you meet some with a learning difference, you’ll be able to refer them to a program that can transform the life of a child. What if it is your recommendation that brings a family to LDS? You will start a ripple effect that leads to societal benefits that impact everyone.
How? We currently have one generous donor that has made a commitment to match every donation of $5-$50 with an additional donation of $50. Participate in your community by giving $5. With the matched donation of $50, that donation will grow to $55! Additionally, all donations of over $50 will be matched dollar-for-dollar. With your help, we could raise enough funding to help hundreds of children and youth with learning disabilities! As Margaret Mead said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
Why? Following us on social media is a great way to engage with your community. By sharing our posts and asking your friends and families to help raise funds for LDS with small gifts of $5—the price of one fancy coffee!— you can help this campaign go viral. By sharing and engaging others to donate, you will help raise our community profile and spread the message. Don’t think you can make a difference? We only need 200 people to engage with their community by talking to 50 friends and relatives to raise $550,000 for kids! Do you know 50 people? Can you engage your circle of friends and family to help children with learning disabilities?