2,000 Reasons to Give


2017 brought a lot of positive change for LAUNCH. We are moving forward to offer the best possible supports to our clients. LAUNCH is happy to announce we are in the process of purchasing an additional minivan. A number of our programs depend on this ability to transport clients. For this, we need your help and support!

One program that depends on this transportation is our Adult Social Recreation (ASR) program. ASR brings together individuals with intellectual disabilities who would like to participate in weekly activities and create lasting friendships with people who have common interests. The program consists of three groups: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Each group has about 15 members who meet once a week to participate in a social activity. Activities include: going out to eat, game nights, movie nights, going to a park or museum etc. The groups are able to travel by using agency vans.
This past year ASR groups traveled a total of 3,550 miles for activities. Excursions included trips to Niagara Falls, the Harriet Tubman House in Auburn, Seabreeze in Rochester, Rudy’s Lakeside Drive-In in Oswego, Boldt Castle in the Thousand Islands and many more.

In addition to ASR, our LIFE (Community Habilitation) program transports individuals as well. LIFE counselors work with participants to help them reach their independent living goals. These goals include exercise, cooking, cleaning and more. Counselors drive to and from clients homes and assist them in accessing the community.
On a typical day, all of our vans are in use to serve our clients at any given time. Having access to one less van has created a challenge for clients and staff.
In 2018, we plan to purchase a 6-7 passenger minivan from a local dealer. Two dealerships have offered a matching gift incentive of up to $2,000 towards a Dodge Grand Caravan or a Chrysler Town & Country.  We need your help to unlock those matching gifts! This means when you donate even $10, the dealership will also donate $10! Double your impact today!

 How to support LAUNCH.

There are multiple ways you can double your impact:

1. Go to www.launchcny.org/donate

2. Mail a check made payable to LAUNCH, 212 East Manlius St., East Syracuse, NY 13057.

3. Call Amie Zwecker in the development office to make a contribution over the phone at 315-870-9444.

Your donation is tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

If you have any questions, give us a call at 315-870-9444.

Thank you,

Amie Zwecker
Marketing & Development Manager