Alternatives in Motion awarded Quality of Life grant from the Christopher Reeve Foundation
(Grand Rapids, MI) The Board of Directors of the Christopher Reeve Foundation (CRF) approved a Quality of Life grant for Alternatives in Motion (AIM) for $5,000 to be used to purchase wheelchairs for those who need them but can't afford them.
The award was made on the enthusiastic recommendation of the CRF Board's Quality of Life Committee for the second cycle of giving in 2005. The competition for funds was extremely fierce as $581,034 was awarded to 86 programs.
Quality of Life grants are given to programs or projects that improve the daily lives of people living with paralysis, particularly spinal cord injuries. Funding is awarded twice yearly to programs in 13 categories.
"These programs use creative thinking and understanding to overcome the everyday roadblocks most people living with paralysis face, from wheelchair accessibility to answering the phone," said Dana Reeve. "Though widely varied, each program focuses on helping people with mobility-related disabilities become more independent, more empowered, and better able to live the lives they choose," said Reeve. For more information please visit www.christopherreeve.com.