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Chocolate Festival Is Here!

SAIL, Disability Network of the U.P. will be hosting their 11th annual Chocolate Festival fundraiser for the One in Five Annual Appeal to benefit the varied programs of SAIL across the U.P. The Chocolate Festival features local restaurants, bakeries and chocolatiers who donate delicious samples of chocolate desserts or they just may create new tastings for the community to try out! It’s a sweet event and everyone is welcome! Advanced tickets only, $15 per person, 5 years of age and under are free. VIT or “Very Important Taster” tickets available for $125. Includes pre-event entry, special prizes and hors d’oeuvres. Online tickets via Eventbrite or paper tickets available at the SAIL office, 1200 Wright St. Marquette, MI 49855.

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Let your U.P. voice be heard!

The MI SILC (Statewide Independent Living Council) is seeking public input from consumers and advocates around the State of Michigan as they prepare the SPIL (Statewide Plan for Independent Living).

Please find the questions and survey link here: SPIL Michigan SILC questions

If you have questions, please contact Tracy Brown at tracy@misilc.org

A Word From Our Director

“Welcome to SAIL, Disability Network of the U.P. As the disability resource in the Upper Peninsula, we work with individuals, their families and other local organizations to assist individuals and promote accessible U.P. communities for all. Every year, we help over 3,000 people with disabilities and their families lead more productive lives in the Upper Peninsula. But our efforts don’t just benefit them. We can help everyone, with or without disabilities, who lives in, works in or passes through our community.”

Kindest Regards,
Sarah Peurakoski, Executive Director

Our Current Project

SAIL strives to be the conduit in making sure all locations, services, and information is accessible to everyone in our community, including people who live with a disability. The Access4All program was designed to provide accessibility support services to any business or organization in any county in the U.P. via a fee for service.

More about this program….

We’re here for you!

SAIL invests in and serves individuals living with disabilities across the U.P. We hope any individual who might need SAIL in the U.P. will use us for peer support, independent living skills building, self-advocacy and gaining the confidence to live their best life! We are here for you! Call us today at 906-228-5744!

To learn more, watch our video here.

A New Testimonial!

The SAIL Adaptive Living Program strives to increase awareness to help match people to the specific low cost assistive devices they need to maintain or increase their independence in the home, workplace or in the community. A part of Michigan’s Assistive Technology Program (MATP) – funded by the State of Michigan. We can serve anyone from the fifteen counties of the Upper Peninsula. Our services include device demonstrations, group trainings, short term loans and public awareness events. Please watch the video here to hear about how we can help you! To learn more, visit www.upsail.org/assistivetechnology/

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Our Causes

You can help all by donating some.

SPAR – A Single Point for Activities and Recreation Program

SPAR – A Single Point for Activities and Recreation Program

SPAR was created with the focus of promoting community involvement for individuals with disabilities through an active lifestyle and recreational events.

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Sled Hockey Upper Peninsula Sled Cats

Sled Hockey Upper Peninsula Sled Cats

Sled hockey provides opportunity for many types of disabilities and there are opportunities available in the area for competition. Popularity is rapidly growing as players are “hooked” once they touch the ice.

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U.P. Vets SERVED – A Program for Veterans and Military Families

U.P. Vets SERVED – A Program for Veterans and Military Families

They’ve have always been there for us, now it’s time to be there for them. Served allows veterans and their families an opportunity to reconnect.

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Adaptive Living – An Assistive Technology Program

Adaptive Living – An Assistive Technology Program

Assistive technology can make a huge positive difference in a person’s level of independence. Our program helps bridge everyday living.

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Another Way to Support

We are pleased to announce that SAIL is now accepting donations through Thrivent Financial’s Thrivent Choice® program. By directing Choice Dollars®, eligible Thrivent members can recommend which nonprofit organizations they feel should receive charitable grant funding from Thrivent. If you have Choice Dollars available to direct, please consider directing to SAIL.
To learn more about Thrivent Choice, visit Thrivent.com/thriventchoice. Or call Thrivent at 800-847-4836, and say “Thrivent Choice” when prompted.

Where the
money goes

Operational and Program Breakdown for 2018
  • Programs
  • General Management
  • Operations
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One in Five Annual Appeal Donations 2019

A breakdown of each program’s monetary gifting as of September 30, 2019. Total donations to date: $22,182!
  • In Kind Match
  • SPAR
  • Sled Cats
  • U.P. Vets SERVED
  • Adaptive Living
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Donate Today And Help Your Community Thrive.