Lend a Hand
Giving so those who need can receive. An annual fundraiser.
Lend a Hand is Bethesda’s annual donation campaign to raise funds to pay for services that are not covered by government funding. Filling the gap so those without funds, can receive the services they need.
Bethesda is able to support people with disabilities because it receives funding from the provincial government in the form of contracts to provide support services to those who are eligible. Unfortunately, there are people who do not qualify for government funding and go without the services that they need.
We believe no one should be denied a service they need, so that’s why we reach out to you each year in our Lend a Hand Campaign. Filling the gaps, so those who need can receive.
With donations received through the Lend a Hand campaign, we are able to provide supports to people with diverse abilities who would otherwise miss out. Because of your donations, they are able to access critical supports like employment services, support to live independently, summer camps, respite and a wide range of supports for families to sustain them in their journey as a parent of someone with complex needs.
We know receiving these vital supports improves quality of life immensely for people. That’s why Lend a Hand donations are so important. It makes such a difference. And all because of our supporters who believe that people with diverse abilities should be valued for who they are. Please give today to support families and help fill the gaps.
The value to families of someone walking alongside them at all stages of their child's life is immeasurable. Informally, we refer to this support as "doing whatever it takes". Over the decades, government funding and services have become more complex for families to navigate. We use our familiarity with the systems to help families through the many steps and processes they are required to take to access the services they need. Families can also access support for the stresses they experience, that, at times, can feel overwhelming. This family support is vital, yet it is not a service that government funding provides.
Filling the Gaps
There are many people with disabilities who don't qualify for government funding. Consequently they do not receive financial support to access the services they need. They may miss out on job seeking support, summer camp experience, or supported independent living. Situations arise too, when someone may find themselves without government funding during a transition or move. These are the times when filling the gaps really matters.