The Mayor’s Committee for Persons with Disabilities (GMCPD) is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit coalition of businesses, human service agencies, and individuals of all levels of abilities with the mission to create a barrier-free community.
The committee works to enhance awareness, education, social, and employment opportunities in an effort to promote inclusion and reduce barriers. It's also active in many community boards and committees advocating for the rights of people with disabilities.
Each year, the Greensboro Mayor’s Committee for Persons with Disabilities fundraises to provide students with disabilities the Stephen L. Knier Memorial Scholarship to assist in furthering their education. Last year, thanks to donors we were able to give 3 very deserving students $750 each to assist with the expenses of continuing their education. Throughout the year, the committee also seeks donors and sponsors for the annual Shopper’s Day. This event has grown each year to over 900 shoppers with moderate to severe disabilities in attendance. The shoppers have a very limited income so the committee gives $10 to each registered shopper to help with their shopping or to have lunch out. Many use it to buy a gift for a loved one. This event is often used as a reunion for groups, a time for people to shine on the stage. The featured entertainment for the day are people with disabilities, who perform before their peers and volunteers. Through generous donations this event is made possible to bring hope, joy, love, laughter, and acceptance to people of all abilities!
$350 dollars would sponsor 35 shoppers to help us celebrate our 35th Anniversary!