On August 12, our Sunday offering will benefit Yes U Can. Yes U Can was founded in 2005 to serve as a means for those with disabilities to exercise – a need that was not being met. The Yes U Can USA Program has been designed to address and eliminate barriers that would prevent a person with a disability from participating by developing staff assisted group or individualized exercise programs, sports or outdoor activities. These programs are designed to provide staff assistance to maximize involvement and participation from people with disabilities and limited mobility. Currently we use students from University of Delaware’s Physical Therapy and related disciples as volunteers to work one on one with our participants. The students receive one credit and the participants get a regular, supervised exercise program for a semester. As the Co-CEO, Vicki George meets individually with each volunteer and each participant to match needs with expectations.
The programs are provided free of charge. The program runs totally on grants, individual donations and two fund raising events.
Please share generously on Sunday, August 12.