AMBUCS is a national charitable service organization consisting of a diverse group of men and women dedicated to inspiring mobility & independence..
The AMBUC motto, “Shoulders Together,” carries a strong bond of friendship and fellowship among the members of the Lititz Chapter of AMBUCS. Members interact almost daily on a business, social, or civic basis.
Inspiring people to conquer challenges related to mobility and independence, through a nationwide network of volunteer chapters, working in partnership with physical, occupational and speech therapists; by providing Amtryke adaptive trykes, scholarships for therapists and many forms of community service.
Currently, there around 5,000 AMBUCS members spread throughout 157 chapters in more than 36 states – and we’re growing!
The Living Endowment Fund roots began at the 1948 National Convention when AMBUCS delegates wanted to select a worthwhile cause to sponsor on a National basis. At that convention a program was adopted to assist children affected with cerebral palsy, then known as spastic paralysis. The American Business Clubs Spastic Paralysis Fund, Inc. was formed and funds were raised to bring awareness to the condition and treat children affected by it. In 1955 it was noted that there was a shortage of Therapists trained to treat children with cerebral palsy. At the time emphasis shifted to bring more people into the field as trained therapists and the Living Endowment Fund was formed. The Living Endowment Fund awards scholarships each year for therapists. Each year, a portion of the funds raised are invested in a permanent fund and only the interest earned is given for scholarships. The Living Endowment program now encompasses three areas, the AMBUCS Scholars, AmBility, providing the AmTrykes to special-needs children, and Investing in the Future, rebuilding our national headquarters.
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