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Foundation Donations Help Provide Safety and Security for Local Family

Foundation Donations Help Provide Safety and Security for Local Family While a miracle may have saved his life almost 50 years ago, today it’s the generosity of Foundation donors that provided needed safeguards for John and his mother. In 1966, while walking home from school, John spotted his brother and some friends on the other […]

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Foundation Wish Tree Brings Happiness and Hope to Local Families

    Over 15 families and 150 individuals had the opportunity to exchange gifts this holiday season thanks to The Wish Tree, a collaborative project between The Rehabilitation Foundation, The Olean YMCA and the N. Union and Walmart Olean Subway locations. The project began six years ago when Shelley Pollock, Foundation Board member and Subway […]

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Donation provides interactive music event

Rachel Bell’s accordion sang into the halls of the Allegany building in a recent concert, stirring the packed Linwood Activity Room with a curiosity about the instruments and upbeat response to her French and English country dance music. The musical performance was offered to the people we support in memory of the late visually-impaired David […]

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Foundation presents scholarships/awards to deserving staff

Recently, the Rehabilitation Foundation’s annual Scholarships & Awards reception honored several staff members and departments with grants to fund their dreams and goals which will return to benefit the Agency. Each year it’s a tall order to go through the requests and choose a person to receive each particular scholarship or award. For their conscientious […]

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Foundation exceeds fundraising goals on #nygivesday

On“Giving Tuesday,” The Rehabilitation Foundation surpassed its fundraising goal of $1500 in participation in #NYgivesday. #NYgivesday is a 24-hour challenge to celebrate nonprofits across New York State. The day brings together nonprofits to raise awareness, collect donations, and build a stronger sense of philanthropy throughout the local communities. The Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation (CRCF) brought […]

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Wish Tree Project

    The Wish Tree is a wonderful opportunity to give a Christmas gift to a person the Agency supports at a time when they otherwise might not receive one. The project is a collaboration between local businesses and organizations who come together with the community to provide meaningful Christmas gifts to people the agency supports and their families. […]

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Comedy Night brings out community support

The Foundation’s annual Comedy Night drew hundreds to this year’s laugh-in featuring two nationally-renowned comedians in a rave performance in early November. The event, hosted at Good Times of Olean, offered the community an opportunity to laugh and dine together while making an important contribution to the ReHab Center’s mission of supporting people with disabilities. […]

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Family Care, a gift of the heart

It’s hard to imagine the historic old house, now a beehive of activity as a home and family care residence, was once the site where Verne Cummins ran the Cummins Cider Mill. The former cider mill was artfully redesigned with a vaulted cathedral ceiling and winding stairway to an upper loft to make room for […]

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Community Habilitation and Respite, a lifestyle of caring

Community Habilitation and Respite, a lifestyle of caring Fresh out of college and armed with a degree in Recreation Leadership, Maureen Boza started her career with the ReHab Center bursting with enthusiasm to make a meaningful difference in the lives of the people we support. When she began in 1979, it was as a care […]

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