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Here’s Some Good News… Pasadena’s AbilityFirst Awarded $10,000 Donation to Help People with Disabilities

Published on Thursday, March 26, 2020 | 2:57 pm
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Pasadena’s AbilityFirst, a local organization dedicated to helping people with disabilities achieve their full life potential through a variety of person-centered programs, has been awarded a $10,000 donation from Bolton & Company in Pasadena.

The $10,000 award will help fund AbilityFirst’s wide variety of life-enhancing programs for children, adults, and seniors with developmental disabilities who want to achieve their life goals, AbilityFirst said in a statement.

More specifically, the donation can help provide a month of after-school programming for up to 80 children and youth with disabilities, or provide up to 12 children and adults, who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford the program, with financial assistance, the statement said.

AbilityFirst programs range from community-based after-school enrichment programs for young adults to life skills development and job training for adults wanting to enter the workforce and group homes for adults and seniors.

Earlier, Bolton & Company received a $5,000 donation for AbilityFirst through a submission process via the official “Make More Happen” microsite Liberty Mutual and Safeco Insurance offered agent Steve Brockmeyer at Bolton & Company an additional chance to raise more funds through social media. Together, they were able to raise an additional $5,000 by having their story shared at least 500 times over the course of a week to total the donation to $10,000.

Throughout 2020, Liberty Mutual and Safeco Insurance will select a total of 34 independent agents nationwide for a “Make More Happen” Awards program. Liberty Mutual and Safeco Insurance will donate up to $340,000 to the nonprofits they support.

Agencies became eligible for the award by submitting an application demonstrating their commitment to a specific nonprofit and attaching a photo of a project they worked on.

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