As you know, our son Chris is a client with Options.
They are the source of his work training, his job, and provide his supervision/care at his apartment. The workers take him shopping, to his appointments, take him on outings, etc. Options will be providing care for our son throughout his life.
As with all agencies, funding is tight. Our state has clamped down on practically every facet of assistance to these programs that help the handicapped person. It has become much more difficult for Options and other similar agencies to provide care but somehow they do it.
Options hosts an annual fundraiser that they call a telethon although it’s a weeks-long fundraiser rather than a phone event. This event will soon be completed for this year (although they gratefully accept donations at any time).
Last weekend Don and I volunteered in the Options booth at the Louisiana Strawberry Festival in Ponchatoula. We sold fabulously delicious oven baked pretzels that were mixed/proofed/baked on site. They were a popular treat for many festival go-ers.
Don works for Weyerhaeuser and they are one of the supporting teams for this years telethon. I don’t usually ask for much from my readers, but I’m going to make a request today.
If you have been contemplating a donation to a worthy group, please consider Options as your recipient. If you are just in a great mood today, please consider donating to Options in the name of the Weyerhaeuser team. All donations regardless of size are welcomed and appreciated. Not only will our wonderful son Chris benefit, but many, many more disabled clients will benefit from your kindness.
If you decide to participate in the Weyerhaeuser donation team, please click on this link. You will find a link on the left of the page where you can make a direct donation via PayPal or download a paper form to donate by mail.
The Options telethon ends this year on April 29th.