Thursday, March 24, 2011

Join YAI at the Polar Bear Dip!

YAI is taking the plunge... and you're invited!

Join YAI Network staff in Coney Island this Sunday, March 27th as they brave the Atlantic for a great cause!

Participants turned this icy endeavor into a creative Central Park Challenge fundraiser by getting friends and family members to sponsor them for committing to run into the water. All participants will also be sporting YAI Network t-shirts to help raise awareness for the Central Park Challenge and individuals with developmental disabilities.

It's not too late to get involved! Invite friends and family to sponsor you to do the "Dip" with YAI staff.

Not "Bear" enough to go in the water? Get involved by sponsoring someone else on behalf of YAI or lend your support by cheering for the brave plungers! Meet participating staff at 12 noon at Surf Ave. and West 10th St. for a pre-swim rally to pump everyone up.

For more information, visit the Bear Bait Central Park Challenge fundraising page!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Sip to Support YAI!

Calling all smoothie drinkers!

YAI has partnered with Jamba Juice to bring you our new Sip to Support YAI fundraising program. Every time you purchase drink or food from your local Jamba Juice store, 10% of proceeds from your purchase will be donated back to YAI!

How great is that?!

To join our Sip to Support fundraising efforts, all you need to do is get an official Jamba Juice Swipecard. Present the card at the time of your purchase and 10% will be donated to the YAI Network. It’s THAT easy! You walk out with a refreshing drink AND with the knowledge that you are supporting the services that the YAI Network provides to more than 20,000 individuals with disabilities each day.

To request a Swipecard for friends, family members, coworkers – or yourself! – email
So whether you are a fan of the Aloha Pineapple, Green Tea Blast or Strawberry Energizer, get your Swipecard and get sipping!

Who knew fundraising could taste so good?

Thursday, March 17, 2011

YAI's Astoria Day Hab Has Heart!

Looking for a tasty way to raise some “dough” for YAI? Look no further than Uno’s Restaurant!

YAI’s Astoria Day Habilitation is hosting a delicious event on Friday March 18th to raise money for the Central Park Challenge and the YAI Network. And all you have to do to help out is eat… yum!

Follow this link to print out your official “Astoria Has Heart” coupon. Then head over to Uno’s Restaurant in Astoria (3711 35th Ave.) and present the coupon after your meal.

Uno’s will donate 20% of your total bill to Astoria Day Hab’s Central Park Challenge team!

Need more info? Check out the Astoria Has Heart facebook event page for all of the tasty details.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Public Service Announcement!

Catch YAI and Broadview Networks Central Park Challenge public service announcement before it even airs! YAI Spokesperson Sherri Shepherd introduces her friend Xi'Xi, who you will see on TV, billboards and phone kiosks soon. Walk. Run. Change Lives for People with Disabilities. Join us on June 4th!