We’ve been planning our upcoming Gala for May 2 for many months. We are now faced with rescheduling the traditional event, which we count on to raise critical support, at time of great need for OP.
We simply cannot wait until the fall to raise support for the people we serve.
We are so grateful for all those who have reached out to see how the recent events have impacted the people served at OP. Although our Day Service programming has temporarily shut down (60 percent of our revenue), we continue to care for individuals living in our homes and apartments. As many families and guardians are increasingly unable to visit their loved ones in residential settings, it is imperative that OP staff continue to provide vital supports. Costs have increased as we gather medical, protective, and cleaning supplies, to ensure safety of our people served and staff, and yet we need to be ready to serve the community that counts on OP in the future.
Therefore, we are looking forward to keeping our original May 2 date as an online day of support for OP.
Over the next several weeks we will be in touch about how you can engage in this urgent opportunity to support people we serve (you can give now here!). Please watch your email for stories of hope and for ways to get involved!
Thank you for supporting our mission of advancing the quality of life for people with disabilities.