This is an e-mail I received from Mosaic.  They are based in Omaha, NE.  I don’t know anything about them.  However, one thing struck me in their information.  Ms. Nasif reported that giving to people with develomental disabilities ranks behind giving to the needs of animals.  Thank your Ms. Nasif for sharing this with us.

Hi Linda,

My name is Heather and I work with Mosaic, a non-profit aimed at providing housing and support for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

Given you obvious passion for supporting individuals with developmental disabilities, I thought you might be interested in what Mosaic does and their current awareness campaign, which can be found at www.wouldyouhelp.org.

While you’re developing content for the coming weeks, I thought you might like to consider writing about Mosaic and this new initiative.

Mosaic serves approximately 3,500 people with disabilities nationwide.  Mosaic believes that individuals with intellectual disabilities deserve the opportunity to live a quality life, receive individualized services and socialize with family and friends in or near their home communities.

As you may know, support for those with disabilities is often not a very high priority for the general public.  In fact, one recent study had people ranking this 11th in causes they’d support – even behind helping animals.

We are working to raise awareness of this issue and get people talking about it. Additionally, we’re trying to raise $25,000 to help provide individuals with disabilities homes, jobs and a better quality of life.

If you are interested, we could put you in contact with a spokesperson from Mosaic or provide you with embeddable video for your blog.

Additionally, here are some resources to give you more insight into Mosaic’s effort—we encourage everyone to share their own stories of how their lives have been changed by those with intellectual or developmental disabilities at these locations. Feel free to contribute!

Thank you for your time and consideration,

Heather Nasif

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