105 Campus Drive, Oneonta, NY 13820
When you or a family member is in need of support, care, or encouragement where do you turn? If you are like most, you look to a trusted friend or family member. For over 850 individuals and families across New York State, Springbrook is that trusted friend - a partner who supports their unique needs for as long as they may need us to be part of their life. We are here to provide the tools, expertise, knowledge, support, and encouragement to ensure each person and family we serve can reach their full potential. And we do this with your support.
The caliber and scope of the opportunities offered at Springbrook are dependent on the generosity of a broad network of family, friends, corporations, and foundations. Your gift to Springbrook allows us to say "Yes, you can" when everyone else says, "No, you can't." Every gift adds up to support innovative programs, hands-on experiences, updates or additions to homes and facilities, educational opportunities for staff, the list goes on and on. Your gift matters. Your gift can change lives.
"I give to Springbrook for my brother, Michael. My wife Anne and I try to visit Michael about 5 or 6 times-a-year. Anne and I enjoy spending time at the house. The staff and house managers have a genuine passion for the work and for providing quality care for the residents.
I have consistently made a monetary donation to Springbrook for over a decade. I also have a bequest to Springbrook written into my will. This support is important because I think most families do not realize that there is a gap between what the government can, should, and will provide to the developmentally disabled and what each person needs to have a full life.
It can be hard having a family member with a developmental disability. I have sometimes wondered what life could have been like for Michael under different circumstances—he is a good-looking guy with a very pleasant disposition. But the fact is, he has a disability. His disability does not mean he cannot have a good life with good friends and good times. In fact, we can all contribute to society, regardless of our varying abilities. By supporting Springbrook, my family and others can enable the developmentally disabled to engage and make their contributions fully."
WHY I GIVE - PATRICK PRIOR