GIVING TUESDAY: CARRYING THE MARKLUND MAGIC INTO 2023!

 

The magic is in COMMUNITY, CONNECTION & CARE. This Giving Tuesday we will work together to spread the magic, creating awareness and celebrating the Marklund mission – making everyday life possible for individuals with profound disabilities. The 2022 Giving Tuesday goal is the largest in our organization’s history – $76,450! It will close the annual fund gap not reimbursed by the State of Illinois for FIVE Marklund residents. This is an important step towards providing all 178 individuals in our residential care with the essential therapies, educational programming and community activities that empower them to achieve their independence goals!

THE FIRST $20,000 WILL BE DOUBLED THANKS TO A GENEROUS DONATION BY GRACE POWER & CONTROL!

IT’S THE SMALL PIECES THAT MAKE UP THE BIG PICTURE AT MARKLUND

This year Marklund must raise $15,290 per resident, which is not reimbursed by state funding. Marklund is home to 178 residents – that’s $2.5 million dollars. Your generosity is what provides the Marklund Standard of Care – “Everyday” life experiences, social activities, and therapies tailored to each resident’s personal needs. Each individual is challenged, encouraging daily progress.

$15,290 x 178 = $2.5 MILLION DOLLARS

Imagine not having a voice, relying on mannerisms and subtle looks or movements to communicate your most basic needs. Now, think about the level of familiarity it takes for someone to pick up on those cues. When Jessica Dent began her career at Marklund in 2005 she quickly realized the importance of forming authentic connections with each resident. “Everyone has a personality,” Jessica shares. Connecting personally to those in her care allows Jessica, and others on the Marklund team, “to provide the opportunities for them to grow, learn and enjoy life.”

EACH MARKLAND RESIDENT RECEIVES:

•  More than two times the state required nursing and personal care

•  Over three times more activity time than required, including therapeutic, social and community opportunities

•  The care of 22 full-time Occupational, Physical, and Recreational therapists and more not required by the State

DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT AND PROVIDE THE MISSING PIECE

You can DOUBLE THE IMPACT today through December31st! Your donation will be matched dollar-for-dollar by an anonymous donor up to $10,000. YOUR GENEROSITY – THEIR SMILES. MARKLUND THANKS YOU!

TODAY’S DONATION PROVIDES COMFORT, GROWTH & INDEPENDENCE.