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Lifespan – Abilities Illuminated

2019-2020 Annual Report

The 2019-2020 fiscal year was like none other in our 47 year history! Despite the setbacks we faced during the last half of the year, we were still able to make big impacts in the lives of the individuals we serve in communities all across the state.  Click through to read all about our accomplishments! Made with Visme Click here to donate now and help us continue to help our Friends to reach their goals!  

Giving Tuesday 2020

We know you receive many appeals for giving this time of year. So, we did not want to close this extraordinary year of personal and financial challenges due to COVID-19 with only “an ask” for badly needed financial support.  We want to also ask you to celebrate a new era at LIFESPAN. As an institution focused on human services, these challenging times have taught us many lessons.  We learned to adapt; we learned to balance compassion and competency with efficiency; and we made pivots so that our faithful Ambassadors could continue to provide the best services and programs during shutdowns. We serve nearly 1500 people daily across 22 North Carolina counties.  LIFESPAN operates at about a 1% margin.  That margin keeps us caring, cautious and lean, with a renewed commitment to continually improving and keeping costs low while maintaining a delivery of high excellence. While we did receive minimal financial assistance from some resources, we did not qualify for most COVID relief grants.  Those grants were overwhelmingly distributed to organizations that provide food and housing needs.  Although we operate group homes for individuals who depend entirely on us for their care, including food and housing, we did not qualify for the re-focused COVID grants. That’s why I’m asking you to consider some specific funding needs. LIFESPAN has 8 group homes that are badly in need of refurbishment because of the extra strain of wear due to COVID lockdowns.   Will you consider adopting a home? For $5,000 you can refurnish the entire home and name the Living area.  For $2500 you can name the dining area and your investment will allow us to update the appliances in the kitchen. For $1000 you can name the meditation/reflection garden as we have needs to expand parking areas, repair ramps and have trees removed.  For $500 you can name a bedroom that will totally renew one our Residential Friend’s personal living space.  For gifts of $100 or less your name will be added to a list in the home as a Companion of that home. Please use the envelope enclosed to return your gift or go to www.lifespanservices.org/residential/  to give securely online and designate the use of your gift. When you support LIFESPAN, you support every Friend we serve. On behalf of everyone at LIFESPAN, we wish you all health and happiness in 2021! With anticipation and gratitude, Harry R. Workman, D.Min.

Bobbee O’s BBQ

Our community partners are so vital to the success of the Friends we serve. We’re so grateful for partners like Bobbee O’s BBQ for opening their doors and hearts to help individuals in their communities realize their goals! Click to learn more. https://www.lifespanservices.org/give-now/

Chris and Papa John’s

How does LIFESPAN help members of our community reach their goals? Click here to listen to Chris’s story: https://www.lifespanservices.org/give-now/

The Future of LIFESPAN

This year has been filled with ups and downs and many tough decisions had to be made. But we never give up at LIFESPAN and we are committed to supporting the Friends in our community that need us. Click here to learn more from CEO Ken Fuquay: https://www.lifespanservices.org/give-now/

A Little Inspiration

We’re so blessed and proud to have such inspirational Ambassadors at LIFESPAN! We hope this message brings you hope and peace. http://ow.ly/wr5750zU1wc

Friends Spotlight: Terrell Turner

Terrell Turner is a part of LIFESPAN and we are so proud of all his accomplishments! https://www.wsoctv.com/video/?id=4913874

LifeSpan Inside Out – Episode 4

Miss Panchita, Program Coordinator for our Creative Campus – Center City Location, celebrates her 26th anniversary with LifeSpan!

LifeSpan Inside Out – Episode 3

Meet Susan Bennett, Residential Home Manager, who has been with LifeSpan for 31 years!

LifeSpan Inside Out – Episode 2

Listen to Joseph Vanderpool talk about the Ups and Downs of helping individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities find jobs and careers.

LifeSpan Inside Out – Episode 1

Checkout the first installment of our new podcast LifeSpan Inside Out here!

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