For the second year in a row, BC Centre for Ability is unable to host its annual Dining for Dreams Gala, where the strength and courage of our Heroes of Ability are celebrated and critical funds are raised for those living with diverse abilities. For many years, our Hero of Ability awards recognize the determination and courage of our hero families and community. Our client heroes continue to inspire us every year with their personal stories of resiliency and hope; never have their stories of strength and determination been more relevant than now. As leaders in the design and delivery of community-based services for persons with diverse abilities, BC Centre for Ability has been working hard to ensure our community continues to have access to all of our services during this challenging global pandemic.
With the generous support from our community, last year’s COVID-19 Response: Relief & Resiliency Fund raised over $430,000 to support the desperate and ongoing needs facing BC Centre for Ability’s clients, families and caregivers. Your support of our Relief & Resiliency Fund provides hope that we will emerge from this experience stronger, more connected to each other, and prepared to thrive in the post-pandemic world.
Despite our best efforts though, many British Columbians living with disabilities continue to wrestle with fear, loneliness and insecurity; they continue to struggle on the verge of a crisis. For well over a year, they have been asked to do even more, and families are being challenged by the unrealistic demands for an indefinite period of time, with very limited resources and assistance. We need to ensure that our clients and families continue to be offered excellence in care and support – we need your help more than ever before.
The Recovery & Rebound Fund is an opportunity to continue supporting our clients and families facing adversity and to help ensure the best possible outcomes in their ongoing unique and diverse situation.