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A Message from Tom Olin: Help Wrap the ADA Bus this Holiday Season

The ADA Legacy Tour is off to an incredible start thanks to the generosity of our donors. With 18 states visited and more than 11,500 miles traveled this summer and fall, the ADA Legacy Tour bus has already rallied thousands of people. Whether a third grader at an inclusive school, a state representative working on disability issues, a staff member at a local Center for Independent Living, or college students pushing for increased inclusion in higher education, excitement around the tour is palpable, and we want to make sure it stays that way. 

Students at Millersville University gather in front of the ADA bus with dozens of different protest signsHeading into a busy 2015 tour season, we have identified several critical repairs to keep ADA Legacy Tour bus on the road in good shape. We are focused on replacing the existing photo wrap, which is deteriorating rapidly, so that it will last the remainder of the 2015 tour and beyond. Any additional funds raised will go towards general maintenance as well as structural and mechanical repairs. Though the resources necessary to keep the bus moving are significant, one need only participate in a bus stop to see, much less feel, the growing momentum and enthusiasm for preserving, educating and celebrating our disability legacy.

With the holiday season quickly approaching, now is the time to make year-end contributions to the efforts you believe in. We’d like to invite you to make a $1000 contribution to our upcoming crowdfunding campaign: Wrap the ADA Bus this Holiday Season. Your support in this endeavor is especially important, as it demonstrates to other potential donors that we have no plans of slowing down and improves the likelihood of us reaching our $20,000 goal.

Donations can be made directly at And, we greatly appreciate your support in sharing information about this crowdfunding effort with your friends, colleagues and social media networks.

Thank you for your continued leadership.

Lead on.

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