WE EXIST

BECAUSE OF YOU

Wake Enterprises (WE) helps to build up and empower the amazing people we serve, and the people you care about. WE creates opportunities for adults with disabilities to experience full, productive lives through vocational training, inspirational art, meaningful work and social engagement. But our impact is only possible through the generous support of people like you. This holiday season, we’re inviting you to help us raise $10,000 to continue this legacy.

Because ALL people are born with purpose and inherent value. And we ALL have something to contribute to society.

Did you know?

54
million

Americans have a disability*

1.3
million

of the population in North Carolina reported a disability**

2.5
million

North Carolina residents are directly or indirectly impacted by a disability**

6.2
percent

of Raleigh’s population under the age of 65 has a disability***

*www.nod.org
**2012 American Community Survey
***2019 Census

WE Impact

Since January 2020:

total participants
served

online
participants

Since Inception:

adults
empowered
(estimated)

corporate partners
provided work to
participants

Meet Liz

A 34-year-old Raleigh native who has been a participant of Wake Enterprises for more than 15 years. Born three months prematurely, it was evident from birth that Liz’s journey would look differently than most. At three months old, she was diagnosed with a severe visual impairment and, years later, autism.
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Upon high-school graduation, Liz’s mother, Tricia, was desperate to find a place for Liz that would continue to help her develop as an adult while providing her with the love and care her disabilities required. She visited several places but continued to run into roadblocks because of Liz’s visual impairment. The combination of her disabilities was unique and required a level of attention Tricia simply could not find … until she came across Wake Enterprises. Tricia found that not only was Wake Enterprises incredibly welcoming and the perfect developmental fit for Liz, but they didn’t skip a beat when they learned of Liz’s visual impairment. The rest is history!

“At Wake Enterprises, I know they care about my daughter. They care about her safety. They care about her development. They care about her happiness. I have a partner in WE and they have shown me that I am not on this journey alone. Just because Liz has reached adulthood, doesn’t mean the journey is over for her. My job isn’t finished. It continues, and to know I have a partner who will walk alongside us every step of the way just means everything!” — Tricia, Liz’s mom

Wake Enterprises has helped Liz grow in all aspects of everyday life including self-care, advocacy, language development and job skills. Perhaps most exciting of all is the fact that Liz is earning a paycheck. Having a job and contributing to the workforce has increased Liz’s self-esteem and given her a sense of value and purpose. A sense of belonging. And for a mother, there’s nothing more meaningful than that.

You make it possible

Together WE can and will Create, Live and Grow with the amazing adults with disabilities who we serve each day. But this impact is only possible with your generous financial support. With an investment of $10,000 we can serve even more individuals, equipping them to experience a full life of dignity, healthy risk, success and opportunity. Will you help us get there?

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