$34,190 raised by 211 donors
About Achieve Tahoe
Achieve Tahoe builds health, confidence, and independence in people with disabilities through outdoor recreation. Since 1967, we have been providing adaptive recreation so that people with disabilities and their loved ones can access the amazing outdoors of Tahoe. Our programs serve individuals with cognitive, sensory, and physical disabilities ranging from autism spectrum disorder to visual impairments to spinal cord injuries. Over the past few years, we have been working to increase our programming so we can serve anyone who wants to participate at any time.
This summer, Kriya came to Achieve Tahoe for the very first time. Over the course of the summer, she went hiking, kayaking, sailing, and waterskiing with her parents, sister, and grandparents! Kriya’s mother, Aruna, shares her thoughts on their family’s experience with us.
"With Achieve Tahoe, Kriya has been able to do something where everyone says 'Wow! You were able to do that!' It’s not often that she gets to do something that everyone else is not able to do. It’s a very cool experience for her when she shares her pictures with others and sees their reactions. From Kriya’s point of view, she said: I feel like I was able to leave all my troubles behind when I was waterskiing.
Different people will have different expectations of what success means. But I think from the point of view of gaining something and feeling happy about it, it is 100% given you’re going to get something out of participating with Achieve Tahoe. And it’s not just ‘trying’; you get something very tangible and very meaningful. I’m pretty sure if you try it once, you’re going to want to come back."
HOW YOUR DONATION HELPS
Your donation will help hundreds of children and adults with disabilities experience outdoor recreation- something they might not otherwise have the chance to do. Our staff and volunteers are dedicated to creating a positive, long-lasting experience for all participants and their family members. Achieve Tahoe is more than an organization; it is a community that encourages and supports its members to believe "If I can do this, I can do anything!"
Thank you for your support!