Meaning “independence”, Jawonio respects the importance of each individual by upholding the following values: Honesty and Integrity, Inclusion, Mutual Respect and Commitment. Jawonio is dedicated to the independence, wellbeing and equality of people with disabilities and/or special needs.
A peer-to-peer online campaign, #love_ABLE seeks to celebrate the abilities of children and adults with special needs, and raise funds in order to continue providing vital services and positively impact community members throughout Rockland and Westchester Counties in New York.
Through Valentine’s Day 2014, the goal of the Jawonio #love_ABLE campaign is to raise $50,000. Campaign funds are earmarked for Jawonio children’s and adults’ services.
“So many of us have benefited from growing up in a place like Rockland County. In addition to great schools and a rich history, Rockland is a place where we all still value taking care of our community, particularly those who may need some special help and attention. That’s what Jawonio has been doing for decades and why I am so excited to help them help others. Those are the values I grew up with and have helped guide my career in Washington,” said Joe Lockhart, Managing Partner/Founder, Glover Park Group; former VP, Facebook Corp. Communications; former Press Secretary to President Bill Clinton; and current Co-Chair, Hometown Heroes – a Jawonio Foundation initiative recruiting a team of brand ambassadors who grew up in Rockland County who support Jawonio’s work.
Supporters of Jawonio’s mission to advance the independence, well-being and equality of people with disabilities or special needs are encouraged to get involved by either sharing the campaign, making a charitable contribution or fundraising for the cause.
To make a donation please visit http://jawonio.org/donate
“We are excited to launch the #love_ABLE campaign in support of the lifespan services we provide to individuals and their families,” said Diana Hess, Chief Communications Officer, Jawonio. “Implementing a state-of-the-art giving platform provides our donors and fundraisers with an easy and interactive way to get involved to support those with special needs, and help sustain our vital work. We are grateful for their contribution.”