It is that time of year again! It’s difficult to miss as the entry ways in the grocery remind us that it is time for back-to-school! Shelves are lined with colorful pens, folders, and the “must have” items to fulfill your child’s back-to-school list. Strengthening Families of Delaware County recognized that this time of year can be difficult financially for many in our community. In support of their Supplies for Scholars Drive, staff at DCBDD donated over 160 toiletry kits for Strengthening Families to distribute to kids in need. Each kit contained seven full size hygiene items. I am proud of the extreme generosity and compassion our staff have for our community.
Our mission is to inspire, empower, and support people to achieve their full potential.
While some may think this applies only to those with disabilities, we choose to include all people. In each service project we support our mission is at the core. Whether it is collecting hygiene products for youth in need, promoting awareness through Walk-A-Mile In Her Shoes, or educating people with disabilities about their right to vote, helping people put their best self forward is critical to reaching one’s full potential.
We appreciate the support the community has offered us and the people we serve over the years. We do our best to return the support through the many service projects and community events in which we participate. When we empower each other, our community rises.