BREINIGSVILLE, Pa. — An Eagles legend hit the Lehigh Valley on Wednesday to help raise money for a worthy cause.

Donovan McNabb spoke at a luncheon for LifePath, a non-profit organization that provides supportive housing for people with intellectual disabilities. More than 700 people filled the ballroom at the Delta by Marriott hotel in Breinigsville. They weren’t there just to see McNabb speak, but to raise money for disability services, people like Carlos Stoltz.

“Before coming to LifePath, I lived in a group home for kids who didn’t have families,” Stoltz said.

Stoltz said the services offered by LifePath have enabled her to live independently.

“They take me shopping every week and they take me to work,” Stoltz said.

CEO Susan Leyburn said her nonprofit turns 50 this year, and it means a lot to see so many people supporting them after services are cut during the pandemic.

“Our individuals are back in the community, returning to our day programs, so things are really starting to change for us,” Leyburn said.

And fundraising is part of that turnaround, bringing in between $60,000 and $80,000.

“We have a lot of group homes that need new ramps, which would help our individuals get in and out of their homes much more safely,” Leyburn said.

Keynote speaker Donovan McNabb encouraged people to donate, saying he had personal experience of disabilities in his own family.

“I have disabled children, or should I say adults in my family,” McNabb said. “Just little things in life stick with them for a long time. It’s something they really appreciate, and I think now we need to look at each other and understand a little bit more how we can help.”

Help people like Stoltz, who now has a fulfilling home, life and career.

“I owe everything to Life Path. It’s a great place,” Stoltz said.