Sat, Apr 07 2018

Sip & Paint Event,

Dallas, Texas, United States Dallas, Texas, United States

  • About the event

    A night of connecting lives through inspiration, empowerment, and guidance.

    Joyful Gyvers Adult Advancement Center is pleased to announce its Sip & Paint event to be held April 7, 2018 and will directly benefit the mission of Joyful Gyvers, offering support to teens and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities through all-encompassing life, work, and vocational skills programs, as well as behavioral therapy.

    The evening will include delicious tastings, provided by local dining establishments, as well as bold and exciting wines. Guests will be able to let their creative side shine, creating masterpieces to take home. An incredible silent auction will provide guests the opportunity to take home one-of-a-kind items.

    Even though this is a fundraiser, our main goal of the Sip & Paint Fundraiser is to make our shared community aware that intellectual and developmental disabilities ARE NOT outgrown. Teens and adults with ID/DD continue to need services and support to be the contributing members of their community that they want to be.

    Why should you sponsor?

    Despite the tremendous growth of services offered to young children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, or ID/DD, there is a limited number of programs that address their needs once they become adolescents and adults. 

    The startling truth is adolescents and adults with ID/DD encounter an overwhelming degree of discrimination, intolerance, neglect, isolation, unemployment, underemployment, and exclusion. Many are shuffled from one day habilitation program to the next without choice, especially if maladaptive behaviors are present. Autonomy to dictate how their life is lived is limited.

    We, at Joyful Gyvers, are here to change that. But we can’t do it alone.

    Our purpose is to provide a “bridge of support” for teens and adults to transition into a new phase of life. Your sponsorship acts as the foundation of Joyful Gyvers’ bridge, helping individuals with ID/DD achieve their level of independence, self-sufficiency, and life-long connections. By providing valuable resources like life skills, vocational workshops, job readiness training, community integration, money management classes, health and wellness programs, and behavioral therapy, together we are assuring that teens and adults with ID/DD are included, engaged, and connected to their community.


    Shonnon Sampson-Rasberry

    Joyful Gyvers Adult Advancement center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit committed to offering support to teens and adults with intellectual and developmental disorders, as well as maladaptive behaviors, through our all-encompassing life, work, and vocational skills programs. Our three fundamental principles are to inspire, empower, and guide. We thrive on providing our Joyful Gyvers Stars with CHOICES to fulfill their destinies, not limiting them to “ideas” of what they can and cannot achieve.

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  • 1-50 attendees expected

    25% Male Attendees

    75% Female Attendees

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