When and How to Give

by Eric Pudalov, Community Events Coordinator

Who here is on Facebook? Show of hands, please.

OK, I realize that’s virtually impossible online, but it seems that many more people are on Facebook now than even in the past few years, which is great!

On Monday, Jan. 4, Kevin Weiner, one of GCSS’ tech experts from the IT department, posted a link to our Facebook Causes page, “Support Individuals with Developmental Disabilities,” on the main GCSS website.

Though I explained Causes in the GCSS Blogspot site, I don’t think many people saw it. Here it is, in a nutshell: Causes, in and of itself, is a nonprofit organization, created to help other nonprofits raise money and awareness online. They came up with a Facebook Application in order to accomplish their mission.

If this sounds interesting, read on. Let’s say you’re already on Facebook; all you have to do is sign in, and do a search for “Causes.” The application should come up among the list of results.

Under the umbrella of Causes are a multitude of nonprofit organizations, from the practically unknown to the world-famous. GCSS’ Cause page is known as Support Individuals with Developmental Disabilities.

You can also access this page from GCSS’ main site, at GCSS: How You Can Help.

It’s understandable if not everyone is able to donate money, but even just spreading the message or signing up for the newsletter are helpful in immeasurable ways.

So thank you, all, for being a part of the awareness-raising campaign.

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About gcsscommunity

My name is Eric Pudalov, and I work as Community Events Coordinator with Georgia Community Support and Solutions, whose mission is to provide creative, life-enriching solutions to people with developmental disabilities and their families. I became interested in this field, however, due to having a disability myself; namely, I had brain surgery in 1996 at age 14, to remove a benign tumor. Following this, I had many difficulties with short-term memory, loss of strength, confusion, and emotional control. Fortunately, at present, I've recovered much of what I'd lost. Despite some setbacks, I graduated high school with honors, and received an academic scholarship to Adelphi Univ., where I earned a BA in Communications. Since then, I've held a number of different jobs and internships, among them a TA position at Sylvan Learning Center, and work as a "Service Leader" with Hands on Atlanta. Since living in GA, I've also been involved with two programs (including GCSS) that serve people with disabilities. My experience has included sharing apartments with adults with autism and other disorders. Though my so-called "limitations" may differ from those of others in the program, these experiences have helped me to realize that people, overall, are capable of much more than we may at first perceive. Search Engine Submission - AddMe
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