What is Giving Tuesday?
#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this year’s Giving Tuesday will take place on December 3rd and will kick off the giving season by inspiring people to collaborate and give back.
Our Goal: $50,000
Our 13-acre Via West Campus provides special needs camping services to thousands of children and adults each year through our Via West and Altitude programs. Many of our participants have sensory issues that can prevent them from being able to interact in large group activities, which can be overwhelming. Specialized play areas are integral in helping to encourage exploration, develop problem solving skills, and promote inclusion. All of our participants, from those who need time to regulate to those who simply need a 10 minute tactile break, benefit from our current playground and sensory space in the Performing Arts Center.
We are asking for your help to raise $50,000 to build 4 new designated accessible sensory areas throughout campus, with convenient locations to allow for quick redirection when a participant is in need. Each of these will include large and small motor activities, and interactive components like slides, swings, water table, musical installations, and movement elements - all of which will help to promote regulation, development, and the ability to adapt and integrate in new environments.
Your donation will ensure that the families we serve continue to thrive in our loving and inclusive environment.
How do I participate?
Simply click the button below to donate or you may call 408-243-7861 to donate over the phone! Many employers in the Bay Area will match your donation, so please make sure to check in with your company, or click here for a list of local companies that provide matching gifts. Want to pay through PayPal? No problem - Via is a registered charity with PayPal. Click here to begin.