The Resource Center is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Gifts of any size are deeply appreciated. If you would like to make a donation, you may do to in one of four ways:
- Make a secure donation online by clicking here.
- Call Steve Waterson, Community Relations Director, at (716) 483-2344.
- Mail a gift to The Resource Center, 200 Dunham Avenue, Jamestown, NY, 14701. Make checks payable to “The Resource Center” (if wishing to direct your gift for a specific purpose, please so indicate in the MEMO line on your check).
- Mail a gift to the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, 418 Spring Street, Jamestown, NY 14701, in support of one of the six TRC Funds managed by The Community Foundation.
Donate to a Fund or Activity of Your Choice:
TRC Excellence Awards Fund – One of The Resource Center funds managed by the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, this fund provides financial resources to assist with the recognition of the achievements of individuals with disabilities and the staff, community member, volunteers and businesses that support them. This includes, but is not limited to, the Disability Awareness Awards, Achievement Awards of Individuals with Disabilities, TRC Educator Award, TRC Employee of the Year and TRC Direct Support Professional of the Year.
Mark Pacheco WOW (Working on Wonders) Fund – One of The Resource Center funds managed by the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, this fund supports persons with disabling conditions in fulfilling their wishes and dreams to enjoy recreational and travel experiences based on financial need. This fund was created in memory of a TRC employee who died in 2010.
Look Good Fund – One of The Resource Center funds managed by the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, this fund supports the needs of individuals with disabilities in the areas of personal care, personal appearance, clothing, protective gear, transportation and other unfunded needs. Former TRC Board member Margaret Look established this fund so that people with disabilities would be able to obtain money for a variety of needed items that can enhance their community acceptance and their independence. “I started this fund because I have known people with disabilities who didn’t have the money to buy the proper clothes, to get a hair cut, or even small incidentals,” Margaret said. “It is these small things that make a person look better and feel better, that give him confidence in a world which often judges on appearances.”
Kathy Seastedt “Dream On” Fund – One of The Resource Center funds managed by the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, this fund provides financial resources to assist individuals with disabling conditions who live in the community and who have unfunded needs. The Dream On Fund is named in memory of Kathy Seastedt, who was a 25-year TRC employee when she passed away unexpectedly in 2008.
Laurel Run Fund – One of The Resource Center funds managed by the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, this fund supports community awareness, prevention services and employment and training for disabled individuals. Laurel Run occurs the third Saturday in July in Silver Creek. Events include an 8-kilometer run, a five-kilometer walk and Laurel’s Lap, which is for anyone with a disability. Laurel Run was created in 1997 by Wayne and Elaine Hotelling in honor of their oldest daughter, who had Down syndrome. Laurel Hotelling passed away in November 2017 at the age of 54.
TRC Foundation Fund – One of The Resource Center funds managed by the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, this fund provides support to The Resource Center and the Filling the Gap Network in supporting individuals with disabilities and other socio-economic challenges and their families including but not limited to Autism Services, Children’s Services, Educational Services, Community Activities, Outreach, Guardianship, Transportation, Non-Funded Programmatic and Capital Expenditures.
TRC Golf Classic
This annual event has become the premier one-day charity golf tournament in Southwestern New York. Our most profitable event, the TRC Golf Classic has raised more than $1.5 million since it began in 1997.
Step Up for Autism
Taking place in September, this event unites community members with individuals who are on the Autism Spectrum, and their families, for a scenic walk through the Village of Celoron. Proceeds from the event support socialization skills training for children and youths with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other developmental disabilities.
Disability Awareness Awards Celebration
Each fall, TRC joins with the community to honor individuals with disabilities who have made outstanding progress in their personal lives during the past year, and to pay tribute to those community members, businesses and civic organizations that have helped improve the lives of people with disabilities. Show your support for these champions by making a gift to the Awards Dinner.
Persons with disabling conditions throughout TRC have been enjoying the opportunity to express themselves through art, and the results have been fantastic – awards at juried art competitions, representation at professional art exhibits, and the satisfaction and self-esteem that come from being able to say, “I made that!” Make a gift in support of the arts.
Capital Building Projects
TRC is currently undertaking some capital projects designed to improve our service-delivery system. Strengthen our future by supporting our capital projects.
Each year, The Resource Center makes it possible for some 50 individuals with disabilities who live in TRC homes to spend a week at the YMCA’s Camp Onyahsa on Chautauqua Lake, enjoying all of the fun that camp life has to offer. Many other individuals who live in the community would like to be able to attend camp, but TRC lacks the ability to pay for the staff needed to support those campers. Your contribution will help enable someone with a disability to enjoy the camp experience.