On Wed. May 8th, our guest speakers were Katie Moore and Kevin Royse from the ABC Hopes Foundation. The foundation is a nonprofit 501c (3) organization that was started in 2013. Katie’s brother, Christopher, was born with Down’s Syndrome. His family began the foundation all because of Christopher. What the ABC stands for in their name. Their mission is to empower individuals with intellectual disabilities to contribute to society in a positive manner by giving them job opportunities that develop their social, physical, and educational skills. They accomplish this mission by having participants of their program operate a produce stand at local farmer’s markets, the one here in Corona and Anaheim, and by participating in their fitness program that they partner with the local cross-fit gym. And by members going to various community events and fundraisers. ABC Hopes host fundraisers throughout various times of the year. In their fitness program, they like the whole family to participate if possible. Christopher was also present at the talk where he very happily passed out brochures and a bottle of hand sanitizers. What a great foundation this family has started that will help so many individuals all because of their love for Christopher. Thank you so much for sharing with us about your wonderful organization.
To find out more about our guest speakers, please visit our website at www.circlecitycorona.org.