Several Foundations Donate to Northern Nevada Center for Independent Living

Reno, NV (October 13, 2014) – Bank of America and the Nevada Women’s Fund have each donated $5,000 to the Northern Nevada Center for Independent Living’s Life Skills Program. The program is designed to enhance the ability of a person with a disability with trainings and activities designed to develop, maintain or regain independence. Trainings may include, but are not limited to: building self-esteem, nutrition, money management, socialization, activities for daily living, etc.

“Understanding things like money, nutrition and social activities, is crucial for living independently,” explained NNCIL Executive Director Lisa Bonie. “These donations help us with our goal of teaching these skills to our consumers.”

Another important skill is being able to get around town. The Robert Hawkins Foundation has donated $5,000 for NNCIL’s Mobility Travel Training program, which provides people with disabilities and seniors an alternative option for independent travel using public transportation in the Reno/Sparks area. These services include one-on-one instruction with a travel trainer or with groups to provide system familiarization for both RTC RIDE and RTC ACCESS.

About Northern Nevada Center for Independent Living: NNCIL was founded in 1982 by a small group of people with disabilities, who believe that each person, regardless of the severity of his or her disability, has the potential to grow, develop and share fully the joys and responsibilities of our society. For more information, visit www.nncil.org or contact NNCIL at 775-353-3599.

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