Dear Search Team, Family Members, Guardians, and Stakeholders:
Thank you for the way
you came through for Search, Inc. yesterday
, thank you for everything you’ve been doing to show your support these past few months, and a big thank you in advance for all you’ll undoubtedly do on our behalf in the months to come!
We are so grateful to our Search community
for coming together last night to bring awareness to our mission even in the midst of everything that is happening. We deeply appreciate every donation and every act of kindness.
Trailblazers 2020 A Big Success!
Nearly $100,000 has been raised in support of Search through Trailblazers 2020.
Remarkable! We still have
several thousand dollars of matching grant funds available
through a generous grant from the Coleman Foundation. So, if you haven’t had a chance to donate, no worries, you can still have your donation matched until June 1st!
The Illinois General Assembly will be coming into session next week in Springfield. We need our community to join together to demand a budget that takes care of Illinois’ safety net.
We are concerned that the loss of state revenue caused by the COVID-19 pandemic will lead to cuts to service funding that will wipe out all the gains we’ve made these last few years.
Help us prevent cuts to community services in FY21. Contact your legislator.
Today through next Wednesday, May 20th, we’re asking for your help to reach out to your legislators. Urge them to vote for adequate funding for our essential work on behalf of individuals with disabilities and to please support increased funding for I/DD providers who have been hit hard by COVID-19 after years of a lack of investment in the community.
If you are unsure of who your state legislator is, take the link below to locate your elected officials, and stay tuned for additional advocacy calls to action in the coming weeks.