“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”
The heart is constantly expanding and contracting, filling the body with energy and sustaining life. Throughout a lifetime a body grows, changes and adapts to the good and the bad in its environment. Every entity must go through difficult changes and hope to come out stronger on the other side of adversity. ACHIEVE is not immune to this notion. This year ACHIEVE was faced with challenging decisions as well as tremendous opportunities, which allowed the agency to undergo transformation and at the end of this process we are more fully engaged in meeting our mission of enhancing the quality of life for people with developmental and other disabilities in Broome, Chenango and Tioga Counties.
In 2017, ACHIEVE finalized its unification with Chenango County, highlighting a year of progress working with colleagues in Norwich, NY. The process of unification allowed our agency to be introspective and identify our capital and programmatic needs as we are now serving more than 2,200 individuals each year. We have made many new friends in Chenango County and look forward to continued and new partnerships as we offer new programs and services in that region.
At ACHIEVE, we are transforming our employment centers into new and innovative vocational, employment and social day options so that the individuals we serve have meaningful program options that meet their individualized needs.We are creating the ‘beauty’ but need your help as we face the financial challenges that come with change and transformation.
As we do each year, we ask the question, can you give to ACHIEVE? We count on our friends and donors to say yes. Saying “yes” to ACHIEVE means that we continue to fight against state and federal funding cuts that rip services from the individuals that we serve. Saying “yes” to our transformation provides the beauty that emerges through the difficult times. ACHIEVE’s ‘beauty’ is a place, program and choice for everyone that wants to receive services.
Your donation is the heartbeat that supports the transformation of our programs as we expand to meet the needs of the individuals that we serve. The process of transitioning from old programs to new requires patience, support and funding. All of us at ACHIEVE appreciate the generosity of our donors and hope your will give again this year. Change can be difficult but with your help we are working to create our beauty.
Donation Recognition Levels
|Founder’s Circle||$5,000 & above|
|Director’s Circle||$2,500 – $4,999|
|Leader’s Circle||$1,000 – $2,499|
|Partner||$500 – $999|
|Patron||$250 – $499|
|Sustainer||$100 – $249|
|Supporter||$1 – 99|