It may not be a magic bus, but it sure is beautiful! In mid-August, a long-awaited dream became a reality when Potential took delivery of its new bus. The vehicle, a brilliant yellow 2021 Ford transit van, holds 10 passengers (a driver plus nine clients or students) and will make outings into the community far easier.

The bus is the result of a year-long capital campaign supported by client families, friends of Potential, and members of the community. These included Foundations Community Partnership (FCP) whose grant helped push the fund-raising effort over its $50K goal line.

“FCP is a behavioral health and human services organizations that awards grants,” says Tobi Bruhn, Ed.D, CFRE, Executive Director of FCP. “We’ve had a long relationship with Potential and knew this bus would meet a great need for their clients and the community.”

He shares that it was the goals Potential had for the bus that really impressed FCP. “This effort creates an opportunity for their clients to gain independence through the acquisition of valuable skills that they could refine in a public, community settings. It just made sense to us.”

Another thing FCP liked about this funding opportunity was that it helps to overcome a transportation barrier in the community. “We’re thrilled to have been able to play a small part in making this project happen.”

We would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who donated to our Buy the Bus campaign and made this acquisition possible.  We couldn’t have done it without you!

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