Wheels of Unity: Inclusion & Connection

Dear Friends and Supporters,

In every community, there are stories of resilience, love, and the enduring spirit of togetherness. Our organization, Jess Jones Recreation Therapy Inc., is proud to be a part of a community that cherishes these values, and we are reaching out to you today with a heartfelt request.

Aging, Disability, and the Need for Unity:

In the tapestry of our community, we find the threads of aging and disability woven into the very fabric of our lives. These threads represent our grandparents, parents, friends, and neighbours—each with their unique journey, each deserving of a life filled with opportunities and dignity.

Overwhelming Demand: like many communities, London & Middlesex County faces an overwhelming demand for accessible transportation services. The existing options are stretched thin, leaving many individuals with disabilities and seniors without the support they need.

Limited Opportunities: Opportunities for individuals with disabilities to engage with their community are often limited. They miss out on essential experiences, such as exploring local attractions, attending events, and getting to work or school.

Our Response:

At Jess Jones Recreation Therapy Inc., we believe in the power of community and the potential of every individual. That's why we've launched "Wheels of Unity: Empowering Inclusion and Connection." This initiative aims to bring a much-needed change to our community by providing wheelchair-accessible transportation services through a minibus that will serve our core members and our entire community.

How "Wheels of Unity" Will Make a Difference:

Community Living: For residents of retirement and long-term care homes, this minibus will be a lifeline to the outside world. It will enable them to visit parks, museums, and cultural events, reigniting their zest for life.

Empowering Independence: Individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities deserve the freedom to explore the world just like anyone else. With our minibus, they can access jobs, educational opportunities, and social activities, fostering independence and self-confidence.

New Horizons: "Wheels of Unity" will also benefit our organization's core members by offering exciting new programming. Day trips, outings, and community events will enrich their lives, creating lasting memories and friendships.

Your Name on the Bus:

As a special token of our appreciation for your support, we are thrilled to announce that we will include the names of every sponsor on the "Wheels of Unity" minibus. Your generosity will forever be part of this symbol of unity, inclusion, and boundless potential.

By contributing to "Wheels of Unity," you're not just helping us buy a minibus; you're becoming a part of something bigger—a movement that champions inclusion, breaks down barriers, and celebrates the incredible diversity of our community.

Your Contribution to the Minibus:

Purchasing and maintaining a minibus for our community is a significant undertaking. Your support, no matter the size, will make a meaningful impact:

Wheelchair Lift and Accessibility Features ($5,000): Ensure that individuals with mobility challenges can easily board the minibus.

Insurance Coverage ($10,000): Safeguard our minibus and everyone it serves with comprehensive insurance coverage.

Regular Maintenance and Repairs ($15,000): Keep our minibus in top condition, ensuring safety and reliability for all passengers.

Specialized Seating and Safety Equipment ($20,000): Create a comfortable and secure environment for our community members.

By contributing to "Wheels of Unity," you're not just helping us buy a minibus; you're becoming a part of something bigger—a movement that champions inclusion, breaks down barriers, and celebrates the incredible diversity of our community.

But your support isn't just about financial contributions; it's about joining hands with us to create a more inclusive world. Share our fundraiser, spread the word, and let's embark on this journey together.

In unity, there is strength. With "Wheels of Unity," we can overcome obstacles, inspire change, and build a community where everyone belongs.

Thank you for being a part of this transformative journey. Together, we can make our community a place where diversity is celebrated and everyone has the opportunity to thrive.

Let's roll towards a more inclusive future. Join us in making "Wheels of Unity" a reality.

With heartfelt gratitude,

Jessie Jones, TRS, R/TRO (Qualifying) & Team
Jess Jones Recreation Therapy Inc.

Donations (2)

  • Darlene D
    • $100 
    • 2 mos
  • Terry Kuchocki
    • $100 
    • 2 mos
Become an early supporter

Your donation matters

GoFundMe protects your donation

We guarantee you a full refund for up to a year in the rare case that fraud occurs. See our GoFundMe Giving Guarantee.


Jessie Jones
London, ON

Your easy, powerful, and trusted home for help

  • Easy

    Donate quickly and easily.

  • Powerful

    Send help right to the people and causes you care about.

  • Trusted

    Your donation is protected by the  GoFundMe Giving Guarantee.