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SUPPORT PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES AT AVENUES AND YOU COULD WIN TWO TICKETS TO THE 2014 SPOTLIGHT ON WINE ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2 AT THE NATIONAL HELLENIC MUSEUM ($170 VALUE) 

From now until April 18, make a $10 donation to Avenues to Independence using your cell phone and you will automatically be entered to win. 

Here’s how it works:

Text the word Avenues to the number 20222 to make a $10 donation.  Shortly after sending your message, you’ll be asked to confirm your donation by responding, yes. 

After responding yes, you’ll receive a thank you message and your donation will be confirmed. 

The $10 will automatically be added to your cell phone bill and no billing information is needed.

All text donations received on or before Friday, April 18 will be added to the drawing.  The winner will receive a phone call from an Avenues staff member.  You can text as many times as you like to increase your chances of winning.

Thank you and good luck!

OUR VISION FOR INDEPENDENCE

Avenues to Independence is dedicated to putting aside old ideas about what
is possible.

We work in partnership with the community to support and encourage people with disabilities to lead the lives they choose.  Our success will eventually be measured by how little we are needed.

WE HELP PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
LIVE THE LIVES THEY CHOOSE.


At Avenues to Independence, we provide homes, jobs, and social opportunities to hundreds of adults with autism, cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome and other physical, intellectual and/or developmental disabilities so they can live and work in the community with independence and dignity.   Please view the Campaign for Independence video in the Media Gallery.

PUT A LITTLE LOVE IN YOUR HEART AND 60th ANNIVERSARY VIDEOS NOW ON YOUTUBE. 

Click the links below to view a video of highlighting our first 60 years or the music video celebrating the people we serve!

 PUT A LITTLE LOVE IN YOUR HEART

60th Anniversary Video

CONTACT YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS

Your state and federal elected officials can have a major impact on disability issues affecting everyone at Avenues to Independence. 

Please use this webpage to identify your Illinois State and U.S. elected officials to express your concerns over funding of services important for individuals with disabilities at Avenues and throughout Illinois. 

Click the following links to find your Illinois State and U.S Federal elected officials. 

State of Illinois

Contact Governor Patrick Quinn

Find your Illinois State Legislators

Federal-United States

President Barack Obama

Find and Contact your U.S. Senators and Representative

Contact each official in person, by mail, phone, fax or email.  Tell them that programs for persons with disabilities are a priority for you and ask for their support.

 

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