AIM Services Inc. has launched an I Am AIM 2021 annual campaign to raise funds and awareness for its programs.
The agency is one of the area’s largest providers of services to people with developmental and intellectual disabilities. The campaign theme will highlight its commitment to empowering values of individuality, inclusion, independence, and integrity among their staff, their community, and in the lives of the people they support.
Services are provided in Saratoga, Warren and Washington counties.
Officials said that over the course of 2021, I Am AIM will create opportunities for fundraising and engagement, including a new “I Am AIM” sweatshirt campaign, annual events such as Croquet on the Green and Vin Le Soir, various fundraising appeals, and other community collaborations to raise awareness and highlight the spirit behind the campaign.
“In my short time here at AIM, I am already so moved by how we truly embody our core values of inclusion, independence, individuality, and integrity,” said chief development and communications officer Bo Goliber. “This is part of what makes our approach to supporting individuals so innovative. It’s exciting to think about raising awareness and educating the community about that important aspect of our work and include them in our continued success.”
In continuation of AIM’s 2021 fundraising efforts, they will host their eighth annual Croquet on the Green, Garden Party & Picnic in the Park. This outdoor party and croquet tournament for all levels is scheduled to be in-person at Gavin Park on Tuesday, Aug. 3.
“Last year, to fit the unexpected parameters of the pandemic, we revamped Croquet on the Green to be off the green, turning it into an activity that supported local businesses with much-needed traffic,” said AIM Services Executive Director Chris Lyons. “It was a huge success, as our sponsors really came through for us. This year we are thrilled to bring back Croquet on the Green at Gavin Park as a safe and much anticipated social event.”
AIM’s annual fundraising efforts directly support the individuals they serve by offering them opportunities and experiences beyond their immediate needs. Through supported housing, community-based work, self-direction, employment programs, education and advocacy, the professionals at AIM focus on supporting the people they serve in achieving their personal goals and ensuring they live a life that is full of choices, independence, and personal growth.
To support AIM’s fundraising efforts, visit www.aimservicesinc.org/i-am-aim.