Support AIM

Support from the community, our consumers, and our business partners is vital to continuing our mission of empowerment, education, and advocacy for individuals with disabilities.  This support can take many forms from monetary donations and donations of materials and durable goods to estate planning and gifts of stock.  AIM is so very grateful for all of our supporters' donations.

Donations

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, we rely on donations to help us provide our services. There are many ways to support AIM!

Make a Cash Donation

The work of Abilities in Motion is made possible through partnerships with individuals, corporations, and foundations. Contributions to AIM support our many programs and initiatives to help consumers access the goods and services they need to achieve independence.

You can make a donation directly to AIM by check.  Make your donation payable to Abilities in Motion and mail it to:

Julie Sweitzer
210 North Fifth Street
Reading, PA  19601

PayPal

Donate to AIM right now through PayPal. It is a safe and secure way to give online. There are no fees and you do not need an account to make a donation.

Abilities in Motion is a tax exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) under the Internal Revenue Code. Our Tax ID number is 23-2602659.

Donate Items

Emergency Outreach Fund: Donations of grocery store gift cards or winter necessity items are distributed to low-income consumers in need of food and basic medical supplies.

Wish List: Following is a list of items that would assist in the general operation of our programs and fulfillment of our mission.

Durable Medical Goods can also be donated to our LEAP program for redistribution.  Click here for more information.

Donation Items

AIM is constantly in need of the following items.  Any donations are GREATLY appreciated!

Construction paper

Poster board

Glue

Tape

Markers

Tissues

Hand sanitizer

Copy paper

Pens

Pencils

Binders

Popcorn machine

Folding tables

Crockpots

Griddles

Food for youth to cook (pancake mix, etc)

Measuring spoons

Measuring cups

Cups

Plates

Napkins

Utensils

Dish soap

Clorox wipes

Dry erase markers

Aprons

Latex and non latex gloves

Hairnets

Saran Wrap

Foil

Various size ziploc bags

Paint

Paint brushes

Storage totes

Paper towels

Plain colored gift bags ( to use when people have things to take with them)

Paper clips

 

Rubber bands

Juices

Bottled water

Soda

Candy

Chips

Pretzels

Bus passes

Refrigerator

Chest freezer

Umbrellas or ponchos

Spiral bound notebooks

Cargo van for LEAP

Trash bags

Shredders

Filing cabinets

Bookshelves

Computers (for consumers to work on Independent Living skills)

Food storage containers

Volunteer

AIM needs volunteers! Each volunteer is critical to our mission of breaking barriers and bringing independence to the lives of our consumers. There are many ways you can be involved our current volunteer opportunities include:

  • Office tasks (making copies, shredding)
  • Bulk mailings
  • Special events
  • Children and youth activities
  • Other tasks

Sponsorships

Sponsorships and corporate giving opportunities are available to businesses that would like to partner with AIM to enhance the lives of individuals with disabilities. AIM recognizes our funding partners in publications, on our webpage, social media, and newsletter. We also issue press releases acknowledging program and event sponsors.

Event Sponsorship Opportunities:

2nd Annual ADA Art Show, July 26, 2018

AIM’s 2017 ADA Art Show was a resounding success. The well-attended event resulted in multiple press and media pieces and excellent public feedback.

AIM’s 30th Anniversary Gala – October 9, 2019

Our gala event at the Doubletree marks 30 years of service to the disability community. Help us celebrate our mission of independence!

AIM’s programs enrich the community in which we live. Local partnerships provide opportunities for our consumers to experience and explore their surroundings in various ways, including travel training, employment experiences, and recreational opportunities.

Program Sponsorship Opportunities:

  • STARS
  • GROW
  • Teens Taking Flight

Become a Board Member

Do you have skills and expertise that could benefit the mission of AIM?

Are you willing to be an advocate for AIM and encourage others to get involved?

Share your time and talents to help AIM succeed by joining our Board of Directors!

Responsibilities of AIM’s Board members include:

  • To ensure the mission is aligned with the purpose of the organization
  • To support and evaluate AIM’s senior leadership
  • To ensure effective strategic planning
  • To provide financial oversight
  • To monitor and strengthen programs
  • To ensure legal and ethical integrity
  • To enhance AIM’s public standing

Meet our current Board members.

BECOME a Board Member!

Shop to Support

Support AIM by shopping online! Select Abilities in Motion/Berks County Center for Independent Living as your designated charity and the below companies will donate a percentage of your sale to AIM.

Amazon Smile: Click here to go to the Amazon Smile login portal.  Login using your usual Amazon password and shop like you normally would.  AIM will receive a small donation based on your purchasing.

Please be sure to select “Berks County Center for Independent Living” when shopping in Amazon Smile.

iGive:  https://www.igive.com/abilitiesinmotio

Charitable Outreach

Some financial institutions offer the opportunity for customers to help direct charitable outreach funds.  Such programs let customers select certain organizations to receive direct donations.

Thrivent Financial - Click here to search for Abilities in Motion to receive Thrivent Choice dollars.

Our Supporters

The generosity of our funding sponsors enables AIM to carry out our mission to promote independence for individuals with disabilities. Our Funding Sponsors below contributed funds to hold special events and programs.  Our In-Kind Contributors donated much-appreciated products and services during the past year.

Funding Sponsors

Current Contributors:

  • Penrock Holdings Inc
  • Costal on Kutztown Rd
  • Deka
  • Giant (Exeter)
  • Margherita's
  • Friendly's Fundraising
  • Berkshire Investment Group
  • IM Able
  • BQ Construction
  • Herbein
  • Giant Food Stores
  • Herr's Chips
  • Dieffenbach's Potato Chips
  • Unique Pretzels
  • Boscov’s
  • Pepsi
  • Craig Poole
  • Riverview Nursery
  • Weaver’s Orchard

Thank you so much for your support!  We couldn't serve the community without you!