NORTH ADAMS — BFAIR launched its Heart of BFAIR end-of-year campaign on Dec. 1, following a successful Giving Tuesday campaign sponsored by Adams Community Bank.
Giving Tuesday, the Tuesday following Thanksgiving each year, is a global day of giving. Supporters contributed to BFAIR’s mission to provide accessible and individualized services for people with developmental disabilities, autism, and acquired brain injury.
The campaign’s matching sponsor, Adams Community Bank, matched any donations made on Nov. 30 up to $5,000, so donations went even further, raising more than $9,000 in a single day.
The Heart of BFAIR campaign highlights all the various aspects of what makes the organization unique as it puts individual needs, personal goals, and quality care ahead of all else. Donations to this campaign by supporters help BFAIR serve people with disabilities by offsetting out-of-pocket expenses they may have, creating accessibility features to their homes and programs, and promoting independence.
One individual, Casey, first moved into a BFAIR residence and became a member of the Day Habilitation program in 1997. Throughout the 24 years Casey has been receiving residential and day services, his care has been specific to his developmental, social, leisure, and medical needs. Whether it is dancing, organizing his beloved stackers, or enjoying the outdoors, Casey’s love to be active is embraced by his staff. When he was diagnosed with a visual impairment several years ago, Casey’s staff made thoughtful modifications so he could continue to enjoy being outside and do so safely.
Now through Dec. 31, BFAIR’s end-of-year campaign, Heart of BFAIR, is accepting donations via cash, check, text-to-give by texting CASEY to 50155, or online at bit.ly/heartofbfair.