Mays Mission for the Handicapped, Inc.

"It's ability, not disability, that counts!"

-Coined by E.W. Mays, 1967


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All donations to Mays Mission for the Handicapped, Inc. are tax deductible in accordance with sections 170 and 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.


Programs


Veteran Tours

Mission founder, Ewing W. Mays, a double amputee, found very quickly the loneliness and isolation felt by those in rehabilitation hospitals. Soon after his adjustment to civilian life, he started touring the U.S. visiting wounded GI's - demonstrating what could be done and accomplished walking on two artificial limbs.

Representatives from Mays Mission visit nursing homes through out the country. Our dream is to bring hope and encouragement to residents and patients in these facilities. "Gift Paks" of stationery items (pads, cards, envelopes, stickers and a ball point pen) are assembled by people with disabilities at Mays Mission and distributed to each facility visited - free of charge.

If you would like the Mays Mission team to consider visiting a facility in your area, please contact us at the address below. We will get back with you as soon as possible!

On-the-job Training

Mays Mission for the Handicapped, Inc. is a non-profit organization that identifies and trains disabled individuals in graphic arts, lettershop, bindery, assembly, printing, and data processing. We combine specialized instructors with disabled individuals with a desire to give them skilled vocational abilities.

Neither a traditional educational institution nor a job placement agency, the Mission accomplishes the objections of both. To its disabled employees, the Mission offers an opportunity for a productive career. To its corporate clients, it offers high quality printing and direct mailing services at affordable costs.

Scholarships

Mays Mission offers scholarships to deserving students with physical and/or mental disabilities.

To qualify for a Mission scholarship one must be able to document a significant disability, score of 18 or better on the A.C.T or 870 on S.A.T., be enrolled in a four-year study program (under-graduate only) working toward a baccalaureate degree and provide proof of enrollment.

Upon acceptance to our program, recipients agree to provide proof of full-time enrollment each semester, submit grades, maintain a GPA of 2.3 and write an "update letter" providing the Mission with information pertaining to grades, struggles, triumphs, campus life and a general "how are you doing" letter.


*Deadline for application is June 30*

A downloadable application is available

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Please Note --  All documentation must be original.  Transcripts must be official and in their sealed envelope from the Office of the Registrar. Copies, Internet downloads of documentation and faxed applications cannot be accepted.

 Please mail your application and documentation in one envelope. 

Thank you!

*For other scholarship resources, please check out our "Resources" Tab.

Camperships

Everyone enjoys the summer time. Fishing, camping, hiking, and just plain relaxing in a warm summer breeze seems to revitalize a winter-weary body. People with disabilities, physical and/or mental do not always have the same opportunities as their able-bodied peers.

Mays Mission proudly sponsors summer camps. We also sometimes will assist an individual to attend a "special needs" camp or a specialized camp. We feel that when that special opportunity arises and a need is to be met, one should make the effort to seize the moment. If you know of a camp or camper that may need assistance, please let us know by writing or email. All requests will be reviewed and considered.

Referral Services

Mays Mission, through its Faith in Action Caregivers Alliance program, offers information on caregiving for the homebound -- elderly and physically disabled. Our referral services are nationwide, thanks to our partnership with the National Volunteer Caregivers Network.

Everyday, we receive multiple calls, letters and emails-asking for a wide range of services from information on volunteer opportunities to requesting one of our inspirational quote books or brochures.

If you would like to take advantage of our referral services, or have any other questions, feel free to call, write or email. We look forward to hearing from you!

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