CFC Cause of the Week: Persons with Disabilities

THIS WEEK CFC RECOGNIZES

PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

About 15 percent of the world’s population lives with a form of physical or mental disability.1 Disabilities can make it painfully difficult to accomplish even simple everyday tasks. CFC-supported charitable organizations help make the impossible possible, and provide a variety of services to aid those in need including equipment to increase independence, in-home assistance, education, social services, and supportive employment.

Here’s how you can make an impact:

  • $35 provides individual with hearing loss access to educational opportunities, product discounts, support, and more.
  • $200 a month provides an hour of pool therapy.
  • $400 covers the cost of supporting one special needs athlete through a sport for one season.

JOSEPHS STORY

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My cause is people with disabilities because my wife has several physical and mental disabilities. We have worked with several CFC-supported charities to educate key people in insurance and government that many forms of mental illness are as much a physical impairment of the brain as diabetes is to the pancreas. And that these disabilities and related illnesses should be given the same access to health care and necessary supplies as any other physical illness. Among the large CFC base of active duty and retired government civilians and military, many have family members with these disabilities. They have an interest in designating to charities for this cause, which will help themselves and others. Many CFC-supported charities research medications to help people with these disabilities; others help the disabled purchase various medical supplies they need to live with their disabilities. The CFC gives government employees, members of the military, and retirees an opportunity to show their generosity for causes that are important to them.

JOSEPH LIPARI, RETIRED CIVILIAN, U.S. AIR FORCE


WHAT’S YOUR STORY?

Have you volunteered with an organization whose mission is to lift women and girls? Maybe you or someone you know, has been affected by this disparity? Share your story to inspire others and raise awareness of this inequality within our global community.

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