Teens Give Back
Updated: May 15, 2019
Toward Maximum Independence (TMI) would like to extend our many thanks to teenage volunteers with The Assistance League of Inland North County, a chapter of National Assistance League® who believe in the power of the volunteer to effect positive change. Known as the Assisteens program, it offers teens an opportunity to volunteer and be a part of the give back movement from an early age. The teens work with the Assistance League Thrift Store whenever there is a 5th Saturday in a month and the proceeds on those days go to a fund they would like to help support.
This year, several of the teens chose to use their donations to purchase easy to prepare holiday meals for some of TMI clients with developmental disabilities. The teens even donated some of their own food items. Other items such as hams and reusable shopping bags were purchased by the Assisteens program. TMI Managers are delivering the meals to 25 homes this holiday season. The Assisteens also donated a box of See’s chocolates to eight of TMI’s full time Supported Living staff for the hard work they do every day supporting our clients. Awesome job Assisteens and thank you from the bottom of our hearts! You are a wonderful example for your peers.
An estimated 1 in 6 people are born with a developmental disability. Just like you, they are born with hopes, dreams and the drive to contribute to society. Since 1981 Toward Maximum Independence (TMI) has transformed thousands of lives by providing assistance to children and adults with developmental disabilities, giving them the ability to realize their hopes and dreams.