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First Annual “Cold Weather SEWcial” was Huge Success!

The first Disability Rights & Resources SEWcial was a huge success! Over 25 people came together to make over 100 gaiters for homeless people in the Birmingham area. Individuals of all ages with varying degrees of sewing knowledge came out to help each other  and donate their time for a great cause.

Thanks to everyone who came out to help sew, cut, or sort, as well as those that donated fleece and funds. Special thanks to JoAnn Fabrics for donating their time, sewing machines and expertise in setting up the event; and to Edie Moore for donating all the thread. Events like this are not possible without your donations. For more information on the Disability Rights & Resources Homeless Program, please contact Dana Ullrich at 205-251-2223.

Gaiters will be distributed at Disability Rights & Resources, Firehouse Shelter, and Church of the Reconciler.

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Dana and Kiersten Wearing Gaiters

 

 

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SEWcial Volunteers

Consumers Achieve Results in 2014!

A random sample of consumers served by Disability Rights and Resources during Fiscal Year 2014 demonstrated positive results:

90% of Disability Rights and Resources consumers indicated that they gained skills, knowledge and resources to support their choices since they started working with our staff.

63% of Disability Rights and Resources consumers indicated that they have become more independent since they first started working with our staff.

63% of Disability Rights and Resources consumers have advocated on their own behalf since they started working with our staff.

“Empowering people with disabilities to fully  participate in the community.”

Disability Rights and Resources seeks to equip people with disabilities, the resources and tools needed to be independent and connected within the community.

Our goal is to help people make decisions for themselves and to change the community’s perception of people with disabilities.

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