September 2016 Philanthropy
For the month of September, Ode will be donating 5% of profits to Willpower Foundation, which provides financial support that empowers Western Massachusetts families and individuals with different abilities to meet their unique needs. The WillPower Foundation was created to help Western Massachusetts families bridge the gap between increased expenses and decreased income that exists for many of our community’s families.
(Will, then and now)
Since 2008, WillPower Foundation has given over $150,000 to help individuals and families living with different needs across our community. As fall quickly approaches and families are faced with new challenges of the season, your dedication, compassion and generosity has the POWER to literally change the quality of one’s life. Below are testimonials from just a few of the families who have been helped by WillPower Foundation.
"This is my son's new sensory swing made possible by the Willpower Foundation. He asks to use the swing several times per day to help him stay calm or to calm himself down at the end of the day before bed. I think the net swing wraps around him and gives him the sensory "hug" he needs. His recent diagnosis is very challenging for him and for us as a family. The swing came at an opportune time for us."
Therapeutic Horseback Riding: "The WillPower Foundation helped a little boy have success and happiness in a world where development is a challenge. He has made a connection to Luna [while Therapeutic Horseback Riding]. This grant has helped two parents working extra shifts to provide additional out of pocket care for our son, a bit of financial relief. We are so thankful. He is so special to us and we work hard every day to encourage his growth."
Suction Machine: "The WillPower grant paid for a lightweight portable suction machine for our daughter. It has made traveling with her so much easier and has allowed us to bring her to so many more places. Thank you so much! you guys are awesome!"