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I have been a BACH supporter since 1978, when I began my career in banking. First State Bank has been involved in annual BACH functions, both as participants and volunteers throughout the years. The importance of what BACH does hit home to the First State Bank family when the child of one of our employees was born with Down Syndrome. Through the intervention of BACH, McKamey Ford has been an inspiration to us as she has blossomed into a sweet little girl. BACH taught McKamey hand signals to communicate at an early age, during the time she was unable to speak. The sign language made it easier for her to ‘talk’ so that she didn’t feel the frustrations in letting others know her needs. I am proud of the work BACH does in serving the needs of children with disabilities. BACH is a source of hope for the families of these kids. Robert A. Perryman, President
BACH has been providing necessary services to children with special needs for 42 years. Regardless of a families ability to pay, in fiscal year 2014 BACH served 982 children (under the age of 3) with Early Childhood Intervention services including: family counseling and education, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nutrition services, speech-language pathology, and others. In addition, 211 children - age birth to 12-years-old - benefited from BACH’s Support Services Program.
To continue offering services, BACH must raise matching funds from the community; along with grant-writing and general donations, 3 special fund raising events are planned each year to support that effort. One of those is the annual BACH Roll ‘N Stroll Event which will be held this year on March 7th. Won’t you please join us as sponsors and participants to celebrate with our BACH families and their precious little ones as they participate (regardless of their abilities) in fun non-competitive racing activities?
Your sponsorship ($100, $300, $500, $1,000, $5,000 or more) will help! Any money you donate to BACH stays in Brazoria County! An impressive donor board (on stage at the event) and 5-color event T-shirts will display sponsors’ names. Additionally, we invite sponsors and teams to present trophies to the children on event morning following the Children’s Fun Run.
Why not show your support for BACH families by forming a BACH Roll ‘N Stroll Team (company, church/civic organization, or family)? Teams are given the opportunity to collect donations which will go directly toward providing children’s services. Your team can also earn incremental and other prizes! Please contact us for more details.
Enclosed is an event brochure for your information. For your convenience and to offset additional postage for BACH, we are enclosing an event donation response form which you may return by fax, mail or email. You will receive a courtesy phone call from a BACH volunteer if we have not heard from you by the first part of February.
Thank you once again for sharing your love with a bunch of “special” kids!
Jenna Ford KC Strate Tracee Tollett
2015 Chair & Director of Development Assistant Director of Development