The Hope Club at G. Ray Bodley High School in Fulton recently presented a donation to Sabine Ingerson, director of the Oswego offices of ARISE.
Following a presentation about ARISE, the students chose to designate their gift to ARISE’s youth programs in Oswego County.
ARISE has a number of clubs and programs for young people participating in services and for their siblings. Activities take place throughout the year, including educational field trips and a formal dance.
One club offers siblings of people with disabilities the chance to share their feelings in a safe setting.
“I was so inspired by the students desire to help others and their willingness to roll up their sleeves and raise such a substantial sum of money,” Ingerson said. “Their efforts will make a real difference for the young people in our youth programs.”
ARISE is a nonprofit Independent Living Center organized and directed by people with disabilities. The organization has been providing advocacy and services since 1979.
ARISE provides services in Onondaga, Oswego, Cayuga, Madison and Seneca counties.