Aspire is thrilled to announce that the Eventide Foundation has donated $7,500 for Aspire Delivers. This vital service connects individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to senior citizens and homebound people who need help with errands and deliveries, at no cost to them. This is the tenth year in a row that the Eventide Foundation has made a grant to Aspire’s New Hampshire services.
Aspire CEO, Lou Giramma, says “We are deeply grateful to the Eventide Foundation. Their consistent, generous support has enabled this service to endure and grow, strengthening our Seacoast community.”
The program is part of Aspire’s community participation services, which assist individuals with disabilities to take on meaningful roles in the community. Individuals and direct support professionals provide this personal-shopping service, creating opportunities to learn social and daily living skills while helping seniors to remain in their homes.
Program director Katie Kelly reports, “Everyone benefits from Aspire Delivers. The people doing the deliveries develop relationships with the seniors. Seniors rely on this service for everything from buying groceries, to picking up their medications, and going to the post office. One elder said to me ‘My prayers were answered!’”
If you know someone who could benefit from Aspire Delivers, contact Katie Kelly at 603.724.5945.
About Aspire Living & Learning
Aspire Living & Learning is a private, non-profit human service and educational organization, serving individuals in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Maryland. We provide services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, supporting them to live full lives in their communities.
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