Special thanks and a HUGE shout out to Mitzvah Makers! Mitzvah is a Hebrew word meaning “good deed”. The emphasis is on deeds, not on positive thoughts or wishes, but conscious acts of empathy and kindness. This wonderful, philanthropic group, that wishes to remain anonymous, recently donated $650 to the CIL, as well as two brand-new grab bars, which is a common request from our consumers!
The donated funds will go towards a consumer with a disability who has recently been housed after months of living in their car and staying on friend’s couches. They are in need of general household items, and through this donation, the CIL will be able to provide items such as bedding, pots, pans and dishes, so the consumer can continue to rebuild their life. One of the grab bars will go towards a consumer who is living with a vision impairment and balance issues as a result of having a brain tumor removed. This disability impacts their mobility and coordination, so having this need met will support this individual’s independence tremendously and could serve to save their life and prevent the onset of further disabilities.
The CIL is so grateful for Mitzvah Makers, a precious gift to our local community, in wanting to support our mission in serving people with disabilities. Their past donations to the CIL have also been invaluable to the individuals we have been able to gift them to. You are all truly amazing, donating in silence and making our community a better place. We value this continued partnership and thank you all so much for this true act of empathy and kindness!