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Alternatives in Motion turns 27 years - serving thousands of person with disabilities in our West Michigan community

AIM is turning 27. Here are 27 positive things we're looking forward to in 2020
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How can you get involved with Alternatives in Motion

Here's how you can support our diverse population from young children to vetreans and seniors.

  • Have a Mobility Drive at your business
  • Participate in our Virtual Wheel Run 5K, July 11
  • Partner with us to serve more in need
  • volunteer for one of our committees, including Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Help recycle equipment in our warehouse
  • Sponsor our Fowling to Keep Em Rolling-October 28.

Contact us at aimgr.org or call 616-493-2620.

Ionia ISD has pediatric mobility drive-Dec.

Ionia ISD has pediatric mobility drive-Dec.

AIM 27th Anniversary

AIM 27th Anniversary /Elena Winger

Alternatives in Motion has been serving the disability community in West Michigan for 27 years! Our mission is to enhance indepedence to all through access to mobility equipment.With each new year, our efforts to provide mobility equipment to those in need continues to grow.

We know that these are unprecedented times and many of us feel weighed down by negativity. To battle this, we decided to highlight 27 positive things we’re looking forward to in 2020. Can we count you to in help us in 2020?

  • Although the Moving People Forward luncheon has been postponed until June 3, we’re still looking forward to sharing our mission with supporters.
  • Similarly, the Wheel Run 5K has been moved to a virtual event on July 11. We can’t wait to provide an enjoyable and inspirational experience for participants.
  • Our Taste of AIM Open House is still planned for July 23rd. This event is our yearly favorite and gives community members a behind-the-scenes look at AIM’s warehouse.
  • As always, we’re looking forward to seeing our client’s smiling faces.
  • We hope to continue to host successful mobility drives in the community.
  • Although AIM is temporarily closed, we’re anxious to open our doors again and welcome new smiling volunteers to help us continue our efforts.
  • Our second annual Fowling to Keep ‘Em Rolling will take place on October 28 at the Fowling Warehouse again.
  • We’re looking forward to recycling equipment from gracious donors in eight different West Michigan counties.
  • As our dedicated committee members continue to make a difference, we hope to see new members join these committees and present unique perspectives.
  • We look forward to continuing to support the Kent County Community Health Needs Assessment Steering Committee and help advocate for individuals with disabilities.
  • We’re excited to spread the word that AIM does not simply just provide mobility equipment, they help maintain the equipment throughout its’ entire lifetime. From repairs to new batteries, this continues to be an essential part of AIM’s efforts.
  • Due to the current climate, we have decided to postpone a new fundraising campaign we had planned on launching. However, say tuned to our social media channels and find out how you can get involved!
  • In 2019, AIM hosted several Pop-Up events at local shelters and low-income housing facilities. In 2020, we hope to continue to grow this program and service more clients than ever!
  • We look forward to hearing more inspiring stories from our clients.
  • Similarly, we will be expanding our Quality of Life survey into 2020 to learn more about the impact AIM has on the lives of our clients.
  • In 2019, we launched a Pediatric Program to provide essential mobility equipment to children and families in need. This program has rapidly expanded and we’re looking forward to growing it in 2020.
  • Have you seen our mobility van out in the community? We hope to recruit and train volunteers in 2020 to deliver equipment using the van!
  • We’re looking forward to following our strategic framework to focus on how we can help the West Michigan disability community with freedom and independence.
  • As always, we’re looking forward to the strong leadership skills our Board of Directors brings to the table.
  • We’re always looking forward to spreading the word about AIM and give more presentations to potential community partners!
  • We hope to continue to listen to the needs of our clients and community and adapt our services to fit those needs.
  • Since our beginning, we hope to continue to provide equity for all!
  • By refurbishing mobility equipment, we are reducing our carbon footprint and keeping mobility equipment out of landfills. We look forward to expanding these efforts and promote green initiatives!
  • We’re excited to meet new potential partners and sponsors who might be interested in our events and outreach efforts.
  • The number of requests continues to grow! We hope to shrink our waiting list for equipment and deliver to our clients efficiently and effectively.
  • We look forward to exceeding our mobility equipment collection goal for the year and service more clients, in need of equipment, than ever before!
  • We look forward to doing all of this with a smile on our faces! To find out more about supporting AIM go to aimgr.org or call 616.493-2620.

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