GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement, unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and their world. GivingTuesday will kick off the generosity season this year by inspiring people to give back on December 1, 2020, and throughout the year.
Together We Give!
Why give to RCDS?
During this time of uncertainty, one thing is sure – that together people can do extraordinary things. The world has come together to feed the hungry, provide shelter to the unhoused, and provide financial help to thousands of people who lost their jobs or were otherwise affected by COVID-19. It seems as though the entire world has finally come together to give back.
For someone with a disability, day-to-day activities such as cooking, bathing, or just getting around their home is difficult or even impossible. Hallways and doorways may not be wide enough for a wheelchair or walker. Getting in and out of a bathtub may be dangerous or impossible. Barriers such as steps could prevent someone from even leaving their home.
Our home modification program doesn’t just provide these customizations, we provide the Freedom to live independently. RCDS provides free evaluations of homes for people with disabilities and by building ramps and installing grab bars, widening hallways and doorways, and making bathrooms accessible. Unfortunately, costs of materials and labor are rising.
Installation of grab bars can cost up to $350
Installation of a roll-in shower can cost up to $10,000
Widening of doors can cost up to $1,000
These modifications allow people with disabilities to remain in their home and live independently. Without organizations like RCDS working with local contractors, many of these individuals would need to move to assisted living facilities. Many of RCDS’ programs are funded by donations that help us meet our mission which is to inspire persons with disabilities to lead lives free of systems and self-imposed limitations and cultivate confident self-advocates, working side-by-side with local organizations.
With your help, RCDS can address limitations that persons with disabilities experience in their own homes, giving them a sense of independence, comfort, and safety. Won’t you consider donating to our Home Modification program this #GivingTuesday?