Filling the Gap, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Gifts of any size are deeply appreciated. If you would like to make a donation, you may do to in one of four ways:
- Make a secure donation online. Donate Here!
- Call Steve Waterson, Community Relations Director, at (716) 483-2344.
- Mail a gift to Filling the Gap, Inc., 92 Fairmount Avenue, Jamestown, NY, 14701. Make checks payable to “Filling the Gap, Inc.” (if wishing to direct your gift for a specific purpose, please so indicate in the MEMO line on your check).
- Mail a gift to the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, 418 Spring Street, Jamestown, NY 14701, in support of one of the six TRC Funds managed by The Community Foundation. Or, you may donate online at CRCF as well by clicking here and choosing from the funds below to support.
TRC Excellence Awards Fund
One of The Resource Center funds managed by the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, this fund provides financial resources to assist with the recognition of the achievements of individuals with disabilities and the staff, community member, volunteers and businesses that support them. This includes, but is not limited to, the Disability Awareness Awards, Achievement Awards of Individuals with Disabilities, TRC Educator Award, TRC Employee of the Year and TRC Direct Support Professional of the Year.
Mark Pacheco WOW (Working on Wonders) Fund
One of The Resource Center funds managed by the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, this fund supports persons with disabling conditions in fulfilling their wishes and dreams to enjoy recreational and travel experiences based on financial need. This fund was created in memory of a TRC employee who died in 2010.
Look Good Fund
One of The Resource Center funds managed by the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, this fund supports the needs of individuals with disabilities in the areas of personal care, personal appearance, clothing, protective gear, transportation and other unfunded needs. Former TRC Board member Margaret Look established this fund so that people with disabilities would be able to obtain money for a variety of needed items that can enhance their community acceptance and their independence. “I started this fund because I have known people with disabilities who didn’t have the money to buy the proper clothes, to get a hair cut, or even small incidentals,” Margaret said. “It is these small things that make a person look better and feel better, that give him confidence in a world which often judges on appearances.”
Kathy Seastedt “Dream On” Fund
One of The Resource Center funds managed by the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, this fund provides financial resources to assist individuals with disabling conditions who live in the community and who have unfunded needs. The Dream On Fund is named in memory of Kathy Seastedt, who was a 25-year TRC employee when she passed away unexpectedly in 2008.
Laurel Run Fund
One of The Resource Center funds managed by the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, this fund supports community awareness, prevention services and employment and training for disabled individuals. Laurel Run occurs the third Saturday in July in Silver Creek. Events include an 8-kilometer run, a five-kilometer walk and Laurel’s Lap, which is for anyone with a disability. Laurel Run was created in 1997 by Wayne and Elaine Hotelling in honor of their oldest daughter, who had Down syndrome. Laurel Hotelling passed away in November 2017 at the age of 54.
TRC Foundation Fund
One of The Resource Center funds managed by the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, this fund provides support to The Resource Center and the Filling the Gap Network in supporting individuals with disabilities and other socio-economic challenges and their families including but not limited to Autism Services, Children’s Services, Educational Services, Community Activities, Outreach, Guardianship, Transportation, Non-Funded Programmatic and Capital Expenditures.