We are so excited to announce some big news!
Starting this Friday, March 3, and running through the entire month, CLI will have our very own commercial showing at Westview Cinemas in Frederick! The commercial will be shown before every movie, all day, every day, and in the lobby.
This is huge for us for so many reasons. The commercial itself coincides with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. During this month, and all months of the year, CLI strives to make inclusion a reality for everyone we serve. But, beyond that, we also make it a priority to educate the public and our community about the importance of inclusion.
It is our hope that this commercial will not just shed light on what CLI does, but also serve as a reminder that all people deserve to be included and given a fair chance to live successful, meaningful lives. Everyone has something to contribute — everyone has talents and gifts that can make the world a better place. Regardless of ability, we can all make a difference.
This commercial wouldn’t be a reality without some very special people and local supporters.
Firstly, we have to thank the amazing Conrad Weaver, of Conjo Studios, for working with us to produce a wonderful video. We are so happy with the finished product!
As you all know, commercials aren’t cheap to make or show, and we couldn’t have brought this goal to fruition without the generosity of our community. Thank you to WLR Automotive Group, Wegmans, Matt Wesp of Heartland Foods, Soldier Fit, and Money Mentor Group. These organizations and individuals aren’t just supporters — they’re part of the CLI family, and we couldn’t be more appreciative for their kindness and willingness to help further our mission.
So get on out to the theater, grab a bag of popcorn, and enjoy a movie! You’ll likely catch us on your screen while you wait for the feature presentation to start. Happy viewing!