The majority of LEAP’s funding for services comes from state and federal funds, but not all of an individual’s needs are covered. Fundraising efforts and donations help support several of our programs and endeavors, including the DREAM Respite Program. Below are descriptions of the specific ways your donation can help LEAP fulfill these needs.
Named after two long term employees who have been integral to LEAP’s success, this fund provides LEAP employees with scholarship monies when they choose to take courses related to supporting individuals with disabilities.
Franchetti Recreation Fund
The Franchetti Recreation Fund—named after a Direct Support Professional who tragically lost his life a number of years ago, this fund provides money to the individuals we support for fun things they could not otherwise afford, like trips or concerts.
Stone Soup Gardens – Community Wellness – Accessibility Fund
The Stone Soup Gardens core concepts include forest and land stewardship, walking/fit trails and stations, and growing your own food. This program provides funds to make the space accessible and provide educational experiences to our staff, supported individuals, and the community.
Other Ways to Support LEAP
Endowment Fund – By including LEAP, Inc. in your will, you can sow support for the needs of developmentally disabled adults in western and central Maine communities. This is your opportunity to advocate and provide meaningful impact at the personal level for years to come. We hope that in considering your bequest, you will contact our Executive Director, Darryl Wood, at 778-4817 x104.
Volunteer Opportunities – LEAP works with a number of volunteers in Maine communities that help with physical projects, coordinate fundraisers, and assist with administrative support. If you are interested in volunteering with LEAP, please contact Sarah Judd at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Non-monetary Gifts – LEAP accepts items at various times during the year for the Golf Tournament/Silent auction, yard sale, or to be used by supported individuals. If you have something to donate, please email Deelight Zitzelberger at email@example.com.