Yavapai Exceptional Industries! (YEI!) is proud to join Arizona Gives Day Tuesday, April 4, 2017, along with thousands of nonprofits from all over the state! Through an online portal, Arizonans will be able to unite and support their favorite nonprofit(s) for exactly 24 hours of virtual giving. Sponsored by FirstBank, this day of fundraising is a community-led effort to invest in our state.
Says YEI! Executive Director Brad Newman, “Because ‘Arizona Gives’ to YEI!, 158 people each day are supported in five facilities that are completely paid off in programs of training, employment, activities, transportation, and even Summer Camp! YEI! is 43-years young and going strong because everyone pitches in!”
Exceptionalism is found every day at YEI! and they were honored in October 2016 when employee Ron Aguilera received an award representing the Direct Support Professional of the Year 2016 sponsored by the Department of Economic Security (DES) in Arizona. DES awards and honors those Direct Support Professionals and Direct Support Supervisors for the exceptional work they do in providing support for individuals with developmental disabilities. Aguilera joined other recipients who were chosen for their dedication, commitment and excellence in their caregiving roles. It’s those like Ron Aguilera who embody the spirit of YEI! every single day.
From 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 supporters of Yavapai Exceptional Industries (YEI!) can go online to azgives.org to help support their local community. Please select Yavapai Exceptional Industries on the donation page (YEI!) so that YEI! may accept your direct contribution, and put your personal investment to work.
For more information, about the good work that YEI! does all year long, visit www.yeiworks.com. “The Tour Will Make Your Day!” Yavapai Exceptional Industries (YEI!) is a charitable organization founded in 1974 to support adults with disabilities. YEI! has been providing job training, employment, volunteer placements, and support services for these developmentally disabled adult residents of the cities and towns of the Central Highlands. Their program of “Developmental Employment” includes the award-winning “Community Contribution Corps” (community volunteer placements) and has been continually accredited at the highest level of service by the National Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) since 1978.
About Arizona Gives Day:
Arizona Gives Day is a grassroots, statewide single day of giving that invites Arizonans to find their favorite causes at azgives.org on April 4, 2017, and donate day-of or schedule their donations in advance. Hosted by the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits and Arizona Grantmakers Forum and presented by FirstBank, Arizona Gives Day has raised $7.4 million for Arizona nonprofits since its founding in 2013.