UCP of Maine’s Elizabeth Levinson Center staff was pleased to be visited by five members of the 2015 graduating class from Jonesport-Beals High School to make a $1,000 donation in the memory of former ELC resident and their classmate Elizabeth “Lizzie” Smith. Lizzie would have graduated with their class.
The class held a basket raffle fundraiser for their Senior Class Trip. After expenses they had $1,000 remaining which they asked to go toward ELC’s Children’s Activity Fund in memory of Lizzie. While visiting, they had an opportunity to meet and greet ELC staff who worked with Lizzie. Some of the staff remembered the class members who they frequently visited Lizzie, including her cousin, CJ Carver.
In a handwritten note accompanying the wonderful donation:
As president of the Senior Class I am very grateful we were able to make this donation in Lizzie’s honor. Elizabeth was a bright light in all of our lives, and we are so fortunate to have known such sunshine. This gift is in honor to the ELC and all you do for bright lights just like our Lizzie. All of our love, Kali E. Alley, Kirby Kellogg, Tristan Alley, Heather Farren, Meagan Alley and CJ Carver
The Elizabeth Levinson Center is home for medically-fragile children and young adults who have intellectual and physical disabilities. Residents benefit from individualized plans promoting independence, community integration, and enrichment programs. Residents range in age from 2-31; eight are age 20 or younger. This center is one of only two of its kind in the greater Bangor area. The residents served at ELC are characterized as having severe disabilities and are admitted to the facility as their disabilities make it impossible for them to live with their families.
For more information on the Elizabeth Levinson Center or any of UCP of Maine’s services, please visit www.ucpofmaine.org or contact Marc Inman, Business Development and Marketing Manager at 207-941-2952 x 233.