Dear Friends of The Eric Fund:
It’s been a year of celebration and more progress for The Eric Fund. In September, we held a 20th anniversary celebration at the National Press Club in Washington, DC where we raised a record $28,000 through both ticket sales, donations and a lively silent auction with our nearly 100 guests.
Many of Washington’s finest restaurants donated gift certificates. Washington’s sports teams, salons and wineries were also represented and the Press Club’s banquet service outdid itself! We are grateful to all.
This continued generosity of our supporters allowed us to assist four wonderful people this year with equipment and devices that include a standing walker for a young girl who is unable to stand on her own; a stair lift for a woman with multiple sclerosis who will now be able to stay in her home and safely navigate her stairs, and a iPad with specialized applications that will help a young boy with Down syndrome communicate with family, teachers and friends.
The Eric Fund remains true to its mission to help level the playing field for people with disabilities, bringing a greater degree of independence to their lives. Our assistance is available to applicants when all other resources are unavailable to obtain these essential devices. It is gratifying to see that the impact of these awards reaches beyond the applicants, to their families, fellow students, teachers, friends and workplace colleagues.