Join Us at Reach for Ralph!
Thursday, July 12, 2018, 5:30 – 10:00pm
Earle Brown Center, 6155 Earle Brown Drive Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
Reach for Ralph is Hammer‘s Annual Fundraiser. You can make a difference to people with intellectual disabilities. Join our fun, casual event. Enjoy a buffet dinner, live/silent auctions and games. You will be inspired by the stories and be one of many people who are Caring for the Heart of Hammer.
Be A Sponsor
Donate or Solicit an Auction Item or Experience
Items valued at $75 or more; jewelry, electronics and gift certificates. Experiences like sporting events, concerts, theater and hotel overnights are always a hit. Unusual behind-the-scenes or sneak peaks that feel like a VIP experience are needed. Please complete the donation form and deliver or mail your donation to Hammer/Attention Cari Sheley.
Donate to the Wall of Wine and Craft Beer
Wine and craft beer selections valued at $20 or more are welcome. Please complete the donation form and deliver your donation to Hammer/Attention Cari Sheley.
Who is Ralph?
What is he reaching for?
The inspiration for our logo and statues is Ralph – a lovable boy who had a disability few people understood in the 1920s. Most people believed Ralph should be placed in an institution. Alvina Hammer believed he deserved to live in a loving environment, a home setting that would focus on his abilities and desires to express himself. Ralph and his family trusted Alvina, and he became one of her first students. Ralph grew into adulthood, living a full and joyful life supported by Hammer caregivers until he passed away in 1995.
Ralph embodies the spirit of Hammer, a community of people who respect individual’s abilities, whose collective spirit makes dreams come true, and whose innovations continue to lead the way for people living with disabilities.