We have a group of volunteers from the Brookdale Computer Users Group (a computer club) that go to Family Resource Associates every other Thursday. FRA has a workshop that contains 8 workstations where we repair and refurbish donated computers. The refurbished computers are then donated to needy families. Over the years, FRA has donated many hundreds of these computers.
For the past five years I have volunteered once a week at FRA and I can honestly say it is always the highlight of my week. FRA’s slogan, POSSIBILITIES FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES says it all. The students in the Tech Connections classes are constantly challenged with new learning in a safe, nurturing environment. It is wonderful to see how students thrive in the class. The students are caring toward each other and toward the staff and volunteers. Through FRA the students have made life-long friends.
I've been a volunteer at FRA for six months, spending four hours a week helping their teachers and working with the students. From the very first day there, I've been totally impressed with the way the students are learning to be independent, voice their opinions, learn about current events, and more importantly, learn about their own worth, as well as to have moral values and to be good, caring people in their families and in their community.
I look forward to my time spent at FRA every week where the teachers, staff and students inspire me to be a better person.
Sincerely, Vivien Dusko
I am 28 years old and FRA has helped me to speak for myself. Having Down Syndrome is not the only
thing that makes me special. I want to show everyone that it's not right to treat people like they're
invisible. Nancy and Sue and Cheryl have helped me understand other people and to choose to do
the right thing.
I have confidence in myself and want my friends to speak with confidence about themselves.
Watch the following video and you will understand. Utube What would you Do? WWYD Employee with
Down Syndrome insulted by customers.
Eileen R. Merritt