Each year, with the assistance of the Greater Lorain County United Way, we conduct an aggressive fundraising campaign. Wherein, we strive to personally reach every Invacare associate in Lorain County, to enlist their support of the United Way, as well as to insure they are aware of the services and assistance available to them, their families, and neighbors through United Way funded programs. In recent years, we have received numerous special awards and recognition, from the United Way, for our successful financial results, as well as the creative strategies we have devised for raising donations. We are particularly proud of the recognition we have received for our “Day of Caring” project, whereby we partner with LEAP/CIL, a United Way member agency, that assists and advocates on behalf of citizens with various disabilities. Our project enables clients and referrals from LEAP/CIL to bring in their personal wheelchairs for cleaning, re-conditioning and occasionally, even replacement. This valuable service is provided by Invacare associates, at absolutely no charge to LEAP/CIL or the clients they refer.
Easter Seals has been helping individuals with disabilities and special needs, and their families, live better lives for more then 80 years. From child development centers to physical rehabilitation and job training for people with disabilities, Easter Seals offers a variety of services to help people with disabilities address life’s challenges and achieve personal goals. Since 1994, Invacare has contributed more then $1.5 million in cash and products to Easter Seals.
The OhioReads initiative is a partnership…among schools, community organizations, businesses, and individuals. By volunteering as a reading tutor, individuals make a difference that will last a lifetime for Ohio’s youngest students. The mission of OhioReads is to ensure that all children in Ohio are reading at the appropriate grade level by the end of elementary school. Many Invacare associates participate by serving as volunteer reading tutors for one hour a week during the work day.
For more than 65 years, Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) has been on a mission to change lives and build brighter futures for our seriously injured heroes—to empower these brave men and women with what they need to achieve the things they fought for: freedom and independence. The organization was founded by a band of service members who came home from World War II with a spinal cord injury. They created Paralyzed Veterans of America, an organization dedicated to veterans’ service, medical research and civil rights for people with disabilities.
Invacare has been active with the PVA since the Company’s inception through volunteer efforts and sponsorship of events throughout the year like the Golden Age Games and National Veterans Wheelchair Games.