March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month! Join the WCBA as we celebrate “life side by side” all month long and help us remind everyone that we value what is important to people with disabilities and their families who are striving for everyday lives no different than that of all others!

Click below to read Pennsylvania Governor, Tom Wolf’s proclamation for Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.

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Action Alert – Tell Congress TODAY to Vote NO on the Raise the Wage Act!

In January, the United States House and Senate introduced companion bills to raise the minimum wage over time. The bills, H.R. 582 and S. 150, The Raise the Wage Act, include language that would eliminate Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act, which would eviscerate opportunities for people with significant disabilities who enjoy and want to keep their jobs.

Tomorrow, Wednesday, March 6, the House Education and Labor Committee intends to mark up H.R. 582 in preparation of sending it to the floor for a vote. YOUR VOICE IS NEEDED TO TELL CONGRESS THAT 14(C) IS A VITAL OPTION FOR MANY PEOPLE WHO DESERVE THE DIGNITY OF WORK. Go to the ACCSES Action Center RIGHT NOW and tell your Members of Congress to not let this Bill go to the House floor with this provision in it and, if it does, to VOTE NO.

When the Education and Labor Committee held a hearing recently on the Raise the Wage Act, only people who spoke against 14(c) were included on the Panel. YOUR VOICE MUST BE HEARD. ACT NOW. Send an Action Alert. Call your Members of Congress, particularly your Representatives, and tell them to remove this provision of the Bill or VOTE NO. Tweet your Members. Facebook your Members. Get your message heard.

Record Setting Attendance At Our Spring Gala

Thanks to everyone who attended the WCBA’s Spring Gala, Havana Nights. We had record setting attendance with more than 200 guests this year!

Thanks again to all of our sponsors for supporting this event and helping make it a special night!

You can read more about the event and see a few photos in this TribLive article, “Out & About: Blind Association treats guests to a night in Havana“.

WCBA Christmas Party

WCBA celebrated our Annual Christmas Party at the Greensburg Country Club. Everyone enjoyed the luncheon, along with a surprise visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, and finished the day with a fun afternoon of dancing.

We’d like to send a special thank you to the Mt. Pleasant Lions Club for providing their delicious cakes. A wonderful time was had by all.

Visit our Facebook page to see the full photo album from WCBA Christmas Party.

Donate To WCBA For Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is coming up next week. In celebration please consider making a donation to the WCBA. Your gift will help support our efforts of employment, advocacy, assistance, awareness and independence!

It is through the kindness of our friends and neighbors that the WCBA mission endures! Visit Ways To Give to see how you can help.