ICYMI: Support DABC this #GivingTuesday!

Save-the-Date: On Tuesday, November 28th, 2023 DABC is excited to be participating in this year’s GivingTuesday event with our online fundraising platform CanadaHelps. While Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the biggest shopping days of the year, Giving Tuesday is the largest global day for generosity.

Last year, in 2022 Canadians raised $13M in 24 hours supporting over 9,183 charities. Thanks to your support DABC received 9 donations on GivingTuesday for a total of $1,670 – which is 7 times the total we received from online donations in the previous month.

This year, we are calling on you, our supporters, to help us reach our 2023 goal of 20 donations for a total of $5,000. Your support with individual or monthly recurring donations enables us to carry out the crucial advocacy work DABC does on behalf of people living with all disabilities across the province.

So thanks for marking your calendars to add your contribution to DABC this GivingTuesday! We are grateful for your support each and every day of the year. DABC’s CanadaHelps profile: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/dabc/.

Here’s Sharareh Saremi, Manager of DABC’s Advocacy Access program talking about what your support means for her work:

“We work hard to make sure the needs of the disability community are heard. We’re on many committees – among them BC Hydro, TransLink, the MSDPR, the Parks Board. We’re always making recommendations for accessibility and advocating for people living with disabilities.

Change takes time and a lot of work, but it does happen – this year the provincial PWD rate for shelter went up $150/month as of July 2023. Before that the last rate increase was in 2020. The annualized earnings exemption is also increasing in January 2024. These are the kinds of small positive improvements we are advocating for behind the scenes each and every month, and they all add up. While we recognize that this is not enough we are hopeful in our continued advocacy efforts to enact bigger change.”