Did you know October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month? The James L. Maher Center works year round to support individuals with developmental disabilities. This organization is especially close to heart here at Car Donation Wizard.
James L. Maher Center
Founded in 1953, the James L. Maher Center fosters independence and opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities. They help connect individuals with meaningful employment and celebrate the work of Americans with disabilities.
The Center started humbly with 13 families who wanted to provide a group home and day programs for their daughters and sons. Today? The Centers serves around 300 families in Newport and Bristol counties, and runs 11 group homes, and provides over 2,000 rides weekly.
Although the Center has grown immensely, their mission has not altered. They strive to “support individuals with developmental disabilities by helping them to increase their independence, self-esteem, productivity, integration, and participation with their local communities.”
This support takes many forms, including employment opportunities, day programs for about 150 individuals, transportation, and recreation. The Maher Center helps participants stay active, social, and helps foster a special sense of community.
We are proud to work with the James L. Maher Center for car donations and beyond. Two of our amazing team members, Frank and John, joined us through the Maher Center!
We also participate in their Blossoms program, where fresh blooms vases are delivered weekly to our office for a nominal fee, which can brighten the gloomiest workday.
If you want to help support the incredible work of the James L. Maher Center, we make it easy.
If you donate your car through Car Donation Wizard, between 75-80% of the gross proceeds will go directly to the Maher Center. This helps support their 11 group homes, their transportation fleet, and personalized training and support for all participants.
Give us a call at (877) 215-0227 or visit our website, and help support a great cause that’s close to heart and close to home!