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Letter: Spirit of giving

Published: Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 1:19 p.m. CST

To the Editor:

This is the time of year when everyone is thinking of friends, family and holiday celebrations. I hope that in the spirit of giving, you will also consider making a charitable contribution this holiday season.

As a member of the WDSRA Foundation Board for many years, I am asking friends, families and supporters of the Western DuPage Special Recreation Association (WDSRA) to keep WDSRA close to their hearts this holiday season. WDSRA provides quality community-based recreational programs and services to so many families right here in our community.

For a person with disabilities, special recreation can provide fundamental benefits that most of us take for granted. At WDSRA, children and adults have a special place where everyone is welcomed and a disability doesn’t define them. I have seen lifelong friendships develop and strong community connections formed. Families feel secure in knowing that their loved one is in good hands with staff that understands the challenges they wrestle with on a daily basis.

WDSRA’s Annual Appeal Campaign is going on right now. In the spirit of Giving Tuesday, a national movement started last year to remind us that the holidays is the time to think about giving, WDSRA has been presented with a wonderful opportunity. We have been blessed with a generous offer from the Coleman Foundation in that they will match contributions to WDSRA, dollar-for-dollar, made online on Dec. 3 up to the first $20,000.

Will you make a contribution? To be a part of Giving Tuesday, simply make a donation online at www.wdsra.com on Dec. 3. Donations can also be made any time through the year.

Thank you for keeping WDSRA in your thoughts during this holiday season.

Elden Brauer

Chairman, WDSRA Foundation Board

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