On October 5, 2023, Project MEND celebrated its 30th anniversary with the "A Toast to 30 Years of Mobility" gala. This momentous occasion was dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities.
Project MEND: A Beacon of Hope
Project MEND is a nonprofit organization that has provided durable medical equipment and essential assistive technology to individuals living with a disability since 1993. Their mission is simple but profound: to enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities and those who care for them.
Over the past three decades, Project MEND has worked diligently to ensure that mobility and independence are not just dreams but tangible realities for countless individuals in San Antonio. The gala marked a significant milestone in their journey of compassion, service, and support for those in need.
GDC Marketing & Ideation: A Partner in Progress
We understood the significance of this event and the immense potential to create awareness and garner support for Project MEND. Through innovative and heartfelt storytelling, we amplified Project MEND’s message, highlighting the stories of individuals whose lives have been transformed by the organization.
The Gala: A Night of Celebration and Giving
"A Toast to 30 Years of Mobility" celebrated Project MEND’s past accomplishments and an opportunity to look toward a brighter future. The gala blended elegance and empathy, with inspiring speeches, heartwarming testimonials, and a vibrant atmosphere of generosity. Remarks from the Mistress of Ceremonies, the Honorable Leticia Van de Putte, highlighted a story from her past that showed the direct impact of Project MEND stepping in to help fellow San Antonians urgently in need of life-enhancing medical equipment. The guests enjoyed a night of fine dining, live entertainment, dancing, and both a silent and live auction to raise funds for Project MEND.
The Impact and Future of Project MEND
The "A Toast to 30 Years of Mobility" gala was tremendously successful and Project MEND raised almost $125,000 through the generosity of the community. The success of the gala was a great way to keep Project MEND’s momentum going after recently raising more than $6,000 in donations from San Antonio’s “The Big Give 2023,” which is the largest community giving event in South Central Texas. These generous donations will go a long way in expanding Project MEND's reach and support for individuals with disabilities in San Antonio for years to come.
Project MEND's 30th anniversary gala was a remarkable testament to the power of compassion and community. With the support of the San Antonio community and partners like GDC, Project MEND's mission to improve the lives of people with disabilities remains steadfast, ensuring that mobility, medical equipment, and independence are accessible to all.