Cerebral Palsy Alberta (CPAA) needs help to continue to support and guide children and adults with cerebral palsy and other disabilities through the COVID-19 pandemic. We are making every effort to continue to serve the increasing needs of persons with disabilities during this difficult time. We need your help to be able to carry out this important work in the community.
The impact of social distancing is especially problematic for persons with disabilities. These vulnerable individuals already face social isolation and mobility barriers in their day-to-day life that restricts their ability to access public facilities and activities, resulting in poor health and well-being. They often experience greater social, emotional, and physical needs due to their disability. Now, the pandemic threatens their ability to have a caregiver, to access essential goods, and disrupts the sense of normalcy, social inclusion, and routine they had through coming to the CPAA. The pandemic is also putting additional financial strain on these individuals, who are often on a low-income budget. Their quality of life, health, and safety will suffer if we do not take action to serve their needs during this time.
Client demand for our supports and services has increased during this challenging time. We are asking for donations to help us with the financial impact of the pandemic and the loss of our Go Green for CPAA, fundraising, and programs revenue streams. Funds will help us with the delivery of virtual recreational & therapy programs; assist with the cost of software used to operate our programs remotely; and assist with the delivery of community support services such as counselling, navigation of resources, and the distribution of food hampers and essentials to clients in need.
Thank you for your generous support and commitment to the disability community.