Cerebral Palsy Alberta (CPAA) needs funding to continue to serve children and adults with cerebral palsy and other disabilities during the pandemic. We need your help to provide these vulnerable individuals with the support they need to maintain their quality of life, health, and safety.
The impact of the pandemic has caused the loss of our Go Green for CPAA, fundraising, and programs revenue streams. We anticipate losses from the first three months of the pandemic could exceed $300,000.
We need funding to assist with the cost of operating remotely. We plan to purchase laptops, essential computer and filming equipment, new software, and we will require IT services. Most of the computer equipment we currently use has been donated and is not suitable for remote working. Many of our staff members are still using outdated desktop towers with low processing abilities and do not have access to a webcam or microphone. With adequate technology, we can effectively communicate as an organization internally, connect with and inform our clients, and facilitate virtual instructor-led wellness programs.
We are providing these virtual programs to our clients in response to their needs for social inclusion, normalcy and routine, and physical activity during this challenging time. Funds will assist with costs associated with delivering new virtual programs to our clients.
The CPAA is making every effort to accommodate the increasing needs of persons with disabilities. This includes delivering community support services such as remote counselling, navigation of resources, and distributing food hampers and essential items to clients in need. Donations from the community will help support these activities. We are also in need of general operating support to help our organization maintain essential functions.
Your donation will help us carry out this important work in the community. Thank you for your generous support.