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The AADD Annual Fund Gift


Have you recently met an individual with a developmental disability? They’re an exceptional group of very special people. Perhaps you wonder what life is like for them and their families as they reach adulthood.

Unfortunately, situations are often bleak for special needs individuals and their families. Nationwide, only 20% of this population are able to obtain employment. With no social outlet or financial independence, adults with conditions such as Autism, Cerebral Palsy, and Down syndrome can easily fall into great physical and emotional turmoil as they age without support.

Association for Adults with Developmental Disabilities (AADD) works to relieve special needs adults and their families from this turmoil. By providing targeted educational programs and weekend social learning activities to over 180 special needs adults, our organization plays a vital role in integrating our members into a society that many of us take for granted. At AADD our adult members have a safe place to meet and confide in each other while learning important life skills, making it possible for 70% of them to be gainfully employed.  

We need your help! The weekly educational discussions and social activities that our members have enjoyed for many years are becoming increasingly expensive. At the same time, many corporate and family foundations we have depended on in the past have lessened or even eliminated their giving amounts. This is why we are asking you to help leverage these costs. You can directly impact the life of a developmentally disabled adult in our community by selecting one of the choices on the form below and sending it back to us with your tax-deductible donation. 

On behalf of our members, families, and staff, we truly thank you for your support of AADD. Please call our office at 215-886-9990 with any questions or suggestions regarding the work we do.

Thank you for your support!

Larry I. Rubin

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76ers Special Needs Recognition Night


GAME INFORMATION :
Philadelphia 76ers VS. San Antonio Spurs at Wells Fargo center
Wednesday, February 8 @ 7:00 p.m.
Pre-Game On Court Recognition for AADD at 6:30 p.m.

TICKETS:
Lower Level corners rows 11-17
Price:$59 each

DEADLINE  Monday, January 30, 2017
Tickets will be mailed to you

Everyone is expected to provide their own transportation to and from this event. AADD will NOT be providing any transportation.

To order your tickets, call 215-886-9990 or print out order form /ckfinder/userfiles/files/76ers%202017.pdf

The AADD Legacy Society


We acknowledge the generosity of donors who have make provision for AADD in their estate plans by including them in our Legacy Society

You can easily make a legacy gift to support AADD’s future.  Your gift can make a difference – even a small amount can have a large impact over time.  A simple directive in your will can offer much needed support to AADD and make a difference in the lives of our members and their families.  You can start today by making sure you have an up-to-date will or living trust reflecting your charitable intentions.  You may want to contact your financial advisor, lawyer or accountant to get assistance with establishing a charitable gift.  Remember to think beyond cash gifts – you can leave stocks, real estate and insurance policies to charitable organizations.  You can also make your favorite charity a beneficiary of life insurance, a pension plan or an IRA.

For more information, please contact Larry Rubin, Executive Director, at 215-886-9990 ext. 1 or rubinL@aaddpa.org

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AADD Key to Independence Day


Please join us on Monday, May 15, 2017 at Green Valley Country Club in Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania as we celebrate our annual “Key to Independence Day” event.  Each year we host this event as a way to highlight the direct connection between public support and our service to special needs adults.  Our day of activities include, Golf, Bridge, Canasta and Mah Jongg.  The festivities culminate with our members and participants sharing in a fun-filled evening of cocktails, dinner, raffles, auctions and awards ceremonies.

We are pleased to announce that this year's Ricky Godorov award will be presented to Jeffrey M. Reiff, Esq. and Dominique Reiff, M.Ed., L.P.C. Jeffrey Reiff is a nationally recognized attorney who has taken on some of the world’s most powerful corporations and insurance companies on behalf of individuals and families who have sustained life altering catastrophic injuries. Dominique’s background in education along with her experience as a professional counselor inspired her to develop and implement educational programs that have served to enrich the lives of young children and adolescents at risk. On both a professional and personal level Jeffrey and Dominique have committed their lives to championing the needs of some of the most disenfranchised members of our society.  Jeffrey and Dominique proudly support Association for Adults with Developmental Disabilities. The Wendy Cohen Advocacy Award will be presented to Caryn and Howard Coff, Visting Angels for their continuing and devoted service to our members, parents and staff.  They truly know what it means to give back to the community they work in.

When you and others support our event each year, it enables us to better serve this unique group of citizens. We deliver services that allow our members to enjoy life to the fullest. 

We steward this connection between public support and service to our members by keeping our organizational operating costs very low. In fact, 87 cents of every single dollar donated to AADD goes directly into programs and services for special needs adults. The annual Key to Independence Day is our largest opportunity for public support, and the funds generated during this event determine the level of support we can provide to developmentally disabled adults in the coming year. This year’s event will be held on May 15, 2017 at Green Valley Country Club in Lafayette Hill.     

When you and others support our event each year, it enables us to better serve this unique group of citizens. We deliver services that allow our members to enjoy life to the fullest. 

On behalf of our members, parents and caregivers, we thank you for your time, considerations and generosity.

With our sincere thanks,

 

Barbara Cohen Abbie Hoffman

Barbara Cohen 

Key Day Co-Chair

Abbie Hoffman

Key Day Co-Chair

                                 


Our volunteers are the heart and soul of AADD. Without your help, we could never achieve our goals. Thank you!  Click Here for the Volunteer Application.  Please send your completed application to:


Association for Adults with Developmental Disabilities
261 Old York Road, Suite A-50
Jenkintown, Pennsylvania 19046
Attn: Larry Rubin

Weekly Weekend Activity Program Intern/Volunteer

The Intern or Volunteer selected will work closely with Executive Director and Executive Assistant in the planning the weekly member activities.

Qualified candidates should be a self-motivated individual able to interact with donors, volunteers and staff will possess a professional,, service-oriented attitude, enthusiastically performing a wide variety of tasks, including:  contract negotiation, event development, project preparation and staffing. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Organize and execute the weekend activities program.
  • Perform all tasks related to activities scheduling, including contract negotiation with service providers (such as the Art Museum, Franklin Institute, Philadelphia Phillies, etc) as well as create trip sheets for the Facilitators
  • Create a monthly calendar for the members and assist the web designer to have all information on the web site
  • Perform all tasks related to event transportation for members and volunteers
  • Field all phone calls and correspondence, including e-mail related to each event
  • Document payment for database for each event where applicable.
  • Perform follow-up evaluations with members and staff regarding each event
  • Assist with the clerical and administrative tasks related to the agency’s function, working with the Executive Assistant.
  • Serve on-call for the weekend activities.
  • Supervise the mailings of monthly calendars by member volunteers.
  • Perform any other functions and tasks of the position assigned by the Executive Director or Executive Assistant

Interested parties should email their cover letter and resume to rubinL@aaddpa.org or send it to:  Larry I. Rubin, Executive Director, Association for Adults with Developmental Disabilities, 261 Old York Road, Suite A50, Jenkintown, PA  19046.

Public Relations Intern/Volunteer

The Intern or Volunteer selected will work closely with Executvie Director and Public Relations Committee in preparing and editing organizational publications for internatl and extrernal audiences.  Intern will also me in charge of posting to agencies facebook and twitter account on a regular basis.

Qualified candidates should be a self-motivated individual able to interact with donors, members, parents and staff will possess a professional, service-oriented attitude, enthusiastically performing a wide variety of tasks, including:  client & member interaction, event publicity, monthly newsletter and coordination of agency speaking engagements.  Excellent writing and communication skills with ability to translate organizational goals and priorities into lively engaging and clear communication.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare or edit organizational publications for internal and external audiences, including member monthly newsletter and annual report.
  • Respond to requests for information from the media and the ability to establish strong working relationships with key media outlets through out the community.
  • Prepare press releases and talking points for agency administration
  • Manage and create content on agency website, face book page and other social media outlets
  • Organize agency participation in local community special events
  • Work with agency programs on the promotion of fund raising ideas to coordinate these activities and assure success
  • Establish and coordinate an Agency Speaker’s Bureau to orient and educate the community about the mission and services of Association for Adults with Developmental Disabilities.
  • Other duties as assigned Executive Director or Special Events Committee.

Interested parties should email their cover letter and resume to rubinL@addpa.org or send it to:  Larry I. Rubin, Executive Director, Association for Adults with Developmental Disabilities, 261 Old York Road, Suite A50, Jenkintown, PA  19046.

Special Events Intern/Volunteer

The Intern or Volunteer selected will work closely with Executive Director and Special Events Committee in the planning and execution of our annual “Key Day Event” and identifying, defining, and developing new events to help raise the needed funds to support the organization's programs.

Qualified candidates should be a self-motivated individual able to interact with donors, volunteers and staff will possess a professional,, service-oriented attitude, enthusiastically performing a wide variety of tasks, including:  client interaction, event development, project preparation and staffing during business hours and after hours events.  Internship will help student gain valuable experience in a non-profit events-driven organization.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Organizing invitation mailings, tracking responses, updating event attendee lists.
  • Assist with event logistics such as setup, breakdown and volunteer management
  • Secure in-kind donations of goods and services for events.
  • Assist in organizing silent and live auction for May “Key Day” event.
  • Assist in the production of event collateral such as invitations and event ad book
  • Track sponsorship solicitations and follow-ups.
  • Utilize internet to research event solicitation and other event activities.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and working knowledge of Microsoft Office and database management skills.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills with a high attention to detail.
  • Other duties as assigned Executive Director or Special Events Committee.

Interested parties should email their cover letter and resume to rubinL@aaddpa.org or send it to:  Larry I. Rubin, Executive Director, Association for Adults with Developmental Disabilities, 261 Old York Road, Suite A50, Jenkintown, PA  19046.

Grant Writer Intern/Volunteer

The Intern or Volunteer selected will work closely with our Grant Writer and Executive Director in identifying, defining, and developing funding sources to support existing and planned program activities as well as coordinate the development, writing, and submission of grant proposals to third-party entities. The position is also responsible for collecting, analyzing, and reporting data on the performance of program activities that are funded by third-party public and private sources.

Qualified candidates should possess excellent writing and computer skills (Microsoft Office, Word, PowerPoint and Excel), and database management skills. The candidate must be highly organized with independent judgment and produce a quality work product within tight time constraints. Previous experience and a comprehensive knowledge of research and the ability to distinguish and identify funding opportunities for special needs programs a plus.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Researches and identifies new government, corporate, foundations and private funding prospects.
  • Generates proposals and supporting documents in response to solicitations
  • Generates revenues for agency programs and services through timely submission of well researched, well written and well-documented grant/fund-raising proposals.
  • Maintains and implements funding calendar activities, including cultivation activities.
  • Writes reports to government, corporate, foundations and other funders.
  • Identifies funding opportunities and new programs areas to match agency strategic plan.
  • Serves as a liaison to all funding agencies or organizations.
  • Engages with program officers at organizations to solicit invitations to submit proposals.
  • Other duties as assigned by Grant Writer or Executive Director.

Interested parties should email their cover letter and resume to rubinL@aaddpa.org or send it to:  Larry I. Rubin, Executive Director, Association for Adults with Developmental Disabilities, 261 Old York Road, Suite A50, Jenkintown, PA  19046.

Group Facilitator/Activities Supervisor Intern/Volunteer

The Intern or Volunteer selected will be a student majoring in special education, social work, psychology or a related field (preferred).  Experience working with groups and with people with intellectual disabilities is a plus.  

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Curriculum development and planning for weekly discussion groups in coordination with the Executive Director
  • Assuring the safety and well being of members of the group at the discussion groups and at activities
  • Supervision and management of group activities
  • Providing appropriate group management which allows and encourages all people to participate in group discussions
  • Positive reinforcement to group members that demonstrate appropriate behavior
  • Supporting of all group members and assisting them on achieving their personal goals set in conjunction with the member and the Facilitator
  • Helping group members appreciate and understand the differences in people
  • Observing group members and encouraging members with additional needs to utilize appropriate resources
  • As assigned by the Rap Group Facilitator or Executive Director, the Facilitator/Activities
  • Intern will go on specific trips with another Facilitator and supervise the members on the trip.

 

Locations of Internship:

              

               Elkins Park Group                                                   Thursday Nights 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

                        KI Synagogue, 8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA  19027

              

               Main Line Group                                                     Tuesday Nights 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

                        JCC Kaiserman Branch, 45 Haverford Ave., Wynnewood, PA  19096

 

               Springhouse Group                                                  Tuesday Nights 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

                        Beth Or Synagogue, 239 Welsh Road, Maple Glen, PA  19002

 

Interested parties should email their cover letter and resume to rubinL@aaddpa.org or it can be sent to Larry I. Rubin, Executive Directors, Association for Adults with Developmental Disabilities, 261 Old York Road, Suite A50, Jenkintown, PA  19046.

 

AADD Fundraisers


Although the individual dollar amount from each of these fundraisers is small, you may be surprised at the compound result when each of you does your part to partake in the fundraising opportunities listed below. Please, help us to support our members by doing what you can. Parents and caretakers especially this is an easy way for each of you to make a HUGE difference. Contact your family, friends and neighbors. We will be happy to send them a thank you from AADD!

Gift Cards

Save time and support AADD by purchasing gift cards for the holidays.

Gift Cards are simply “substitute money”. They’re the same gift cards that you buy at the store. 

Many popular retailers participate in program. 

Any questions call Ellen at 215-886-9990 ext 2.

Click Here to download the 2016 Order Form

Wawa Coupons

We are selling Wawa coupons for $4.00 each. Each coupon entitles you to a Shorti Hoagie. These are great holiday gifts! We will be selling these all year long. Please call the office at 215-886-9990 ext. 2 to order.

Tribute Cards

Tribute cards may be ordered in packs of six for $50.00 or individually for $10.00. The cards are a lovely way to honor someone for a special occasion or to send as a sympathy card in memory of a loved one. Please call the office at 215-886-9990 ext. 2 to order.

Regal Cinema Tickets

Regal Cinema tickets are good for any movie (even first run events), any time at the following theaters: Regal, United Artists and Edwards theaters. Tickets are $10.00 each and may be redeemed at the box office. Please call the office at 215-886-9990 ext. 2 to order.

GoodSearch Computer Toolbar

Our new Assosiation for Adults with Developmental Disabilities (AADD) toolbar is free to download and allows you to raise money for our cause every time you search or shop online! Once added to IE or Firefox, each time you shop at more than 1,300 stores (from Amazon to Zazzle!) a percentage of your purchase will automatically be donated to AADD - at no cost to you (and you may even save money as the toolbar provides coupons and deals as well!). The toolbar also has a search box and each time you search the Internet, about a penny is donated to AADD. Click here to download the GoodSearch Toolbar! Please pass this along to all of your friends. The two minutes it takes to add this toolbar to your browser can make a lifetime of difference for our cause!

Amazon Smile

You shop. Amazon gives.

  • Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Association for Developmental Disabilities Inc/Young Adult Group whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.
     
  • AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.
  • Support your charitable organization by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com