ARISE receives donation from Hope

Pictured are members of the G. Ray Bodley High Hope Club. From left,  in back are adviser Catherine Cronk, Kaitlyn Kinney, Guadalupe Leyva-Bran, Jeremy Herlowski, Chrissy Blake and standing in front are Katie Salmonsen and Lena Kimball. Kneeling are Liliana Rivera, Cecilia Leyva-Bran and Cayla Weaver.
Pictured are members of the G. Ray Bodley High Hope Club. From left, in back are adviser Catherine Cronk, Kaitlyn Kinney, Guadalupe Leyva-Bran, Jeremy Herlowski, Chrissy Blake and standing in front are Katie Salmonsen and Lena Kimball. Kneeling are Liliana Rivera, Cecilia Leyva-Bran and Cayla Weaver.

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.

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