Friday, October 20, 2017

Thank You, NewMark Merrill Mountain States


Today we’d like to offer a great big “thank you” to NewMark Merrill Mountain States, owner of the Village at the Peaks shopping center in Longmont, for their donation of $15,000 to support Imagine! services.

The donation will be split between Imagine!’s Dayspring and Out & About service departments, and will make a tremendous difference in the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

We appreciate NewMark Merrill Mountain States’ commitment to supporting their community, a commitment demonstrated by this generous gift.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Thank You Thursday


Recent generous donors to the Imagine! Foundation include:

Platinum ($10,000+) 
NewMark Merrill - for Dayspring and Out & About

Silver ($2,500-$4,999)
Albertsons Companies Foundation - grant for CORE/Labor Source

Bronze ($1,000-$2,499)
Broomfield Community Foundation - Grant for Case Management Emergency Fund
Laura and Bill Kock
Patti Ann O'Brien and Jim White

Friend ($1-$249)
Buffalo Lock & Key
Community Shares of Colorado
Olivia Edwards
Haddon, Morgan and Foreman
Connie and Ed Lehman
Kathy and Mike Sandstrum
Jeanne Schmid
Anne and Peter Schmid

As always, we thank all of our generous donors.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Wish List Wednesday

Welcome to the latest edition of The Wish List. Included below are items that would augment and enhance Imagine! programs and services for the individuals we serve and would be much appreciated. If you are able to provide an item, please contact Patti Micklin at pmicklin@imaginecolorado.org or 303-926-6443. Pick-up for large items can be provided, and your contribution is tax deductible. If you prefer to provide a cash gift to be used for the purchase of one of the items below, that would also be most welcome. Please check out this blog every Wednesday to see new Wish List Items.

This week's Wish List:

For Dayspring







Nuk Brushes
Pop Toobs
Therapressure Brushes
Mr. Juice Bears
Chunky Bare Books
Pop Up Tunnels
Knobby Balls
Kickballs
Bubble Oodles
Blow Up Pools

Imagine!’s Dayspring department has been providing parent education and therapeutic services to children (ages birth to three) for more than 30 years. Dayspring believes that the family is the child’s first teacher, and takes a whole child approach to encourage parents and children to build upon their strengths. Dayspring provides services and supports to children where they live, learn, and play. 

Check out the entire Wish List here

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Thank You Thursday


Recent generous donors to the Imagine! Foundation include:

Silver ($2,500-$4,999)
Susan LaHoda - Imagine! Celebration Silver Sponsor

Bronze ($1,000-$2,499)
One Lafayette - Grant for Case Management Emergency Fund

Friend ($1-$249)
Anonymous (3)
Lu Walters and Kent Arnold
Ken Hackbarth
IBM
Nick McDowell
MGM & United Artists
Barbara and Harry Newman

As always, we thank all of our generous donors.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Wish List Wednesday

Welcome to the latest edition of The Wish List. Included below are items that would augment and enhance Imagine! programs and services for the individuals we serve and would be much appreciated. If you are able to provide an item, please contact Patti Micklin at pmicklin@imaginecolorado.org or 303-926-6443. Pick-up for large items can be provided, and your contribution is tax deductible. If you prefer to provide a cash gift to be used for the purchase of one of the items below, that would also be most welcome. Please check out this blog every Wednesday to see new Wish List Items.

Furniture and Housing Needs for Imagine!’s Santa Fe Group Home
Patio chair cushions for 4 chairs
Storage racks for the basement
Cornhole game
Free standing outdoor basketball hoop and ball
12 White bath sheets and wash cloths
2 sets full sheets, gender neutral
10 sets twin sheets, gender neutral
2 new office chairs
Stand mixer
New non-fabric couch
50" or larger Smart TV
New set of nonstick pots and pans
New set of unbreakable bowls and plates

Monday, October 9, 2017

Thank You, Broomfield Community Foundation


Today, we’d like to say “thanks” to the Broomfield Community Foundation for its generous $1,500 grant to Imagine!. The funds will go toward Imagine!’s Case Management Emergency Fund for individuals living in Broomfield.

Through the Emergency Fund, Imagine! provides limited financial assistance to help individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) meet urgent or extraordinary needs not covered by Medicaid or other funding sources. Examples of approved expenses include mental health services, extraordinary medical bills, respite care during times of upheaval, IV sedation for dental procedures, short-term housing for clients at risk of homelessness, and home modifications for clients with decreasing mobility.

Thank you, Broomfield Community Foundation, for your long-time commitment to the health, safety, and well-being of all members of your community!

Friday, October 6, 2017

Thank You, City of Lafayette


Today, we’d like to offer our sincere thanks to the City of Lafayette, Colorado, for its $2,000 grant to Imagine! through the city's One Lafayette Community Fundraiser. The City finances this community fundraiser to help local nonprofit organizations provide essential services.

Funding from One Lafayette will be used to cover a portion of Imagine!'s Emergency Fund distributions to Lafayette residents with developmental disabilities. Through the Emergency Fund, Imagine! provides limited financial assistance to help individuals served by Imagine! meet urgent or extraordinary needs not covered by Medicaid or other funding sources. Examples of approved expenses include mental health services, extraordinary medical bills, respite care during times of upheaval, IV sedation for dental procedures, short-term housing for clients at risk of homelessness, and home modifications for clients with decreasing mobility.

Thank you, City of Lafayette, for your demonstrated commitment to supporting all of your citizens, regardless of ability or disability.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Thank You Thursday


Recent generous donors to the Imagine! Foundation include:

Associate ($500-$999)
In Honor of Janine Randol for Dayspring 
  Renate Alpert

Supporter ($250-$499)
Supporters of Innovations Advisory Council fundraiser

Friend ($1-$249)
In Honor of Colene Van Winkle
  Erna Maj and Bobby Pelz

As always, we thank all of our generous donors.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Wish List Wednesday

Welcome to the latest edition of The Wish List. Included below are items that would augment and enhance Imagine! programs and services for the individuals we serve and would be much appreciated. If you are able to provide an item, please contact Patti Micklin at pmicklin@imaginecolorado.org or 303-926-6443. Pick-up for large items can be provided, and your contribution is tax deductible. If you prefer to provide a cash gift to be used for the purchase of one of the items below, that would also be most welcome. Please check out this blog every Wednesday to see new Wish List Items.

Furniture and Housing Needs for Imagine! Residential Homes

Bob and Judy Charles SmartHome in Boulder

New barrier free lifts for moving individuals from wheelchair to bed or bath (being safer for clients and for staff)

Garden Place in Longmont

New area rug 4 x 3
Small book shelves
Several cushioned chairs for the “Book Nook”
Set of four kitchen chairs
New oven
New carpet for two bedrooms
New set of silverware and a new dish set

Manhattan Group Home in Boulder

Non-fabric couch (6’), loveseat (5’), and chairs
Basketball goal
Picnic table
Two small raised garden beds (3 ft tall, 4 ft long, and 3 ft wide) for vegetable gardening

Santa Fe Group Home in Broomfield

Dart board
Puzzle glue
Bread machine
Clip on umbrellas for wheelchairs
Canisters for storing
Placemats
Electric carving knife
Standing Mixer
Waffle Iron
Bluetooth Speaker (Bose or other)

All

American Furniture Warehouse gift certificates for upgrades to furniture in several homes

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Thank You Thursday


Recent generous donors to the Imagine! Foundation include:

Bronze ($1,000-$2,499)
Alice and Pete Madden - Imagine! Celebration Table Sponsor

Friend ($1-$249)
IBM
Renata and John Smathers

As always, we thank all of our generous donors

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Wish List Wednesday

Welcome to the latest edition of The Wish List. Included below are items that would augment and enhance Imagine! programs and services for the individuals we serve and would be much appreciated. If you are able to provide an item, please contact Patti Micklin at pmicklin@imaginecolorado.org or 303-926-6443. Pick-up for large items can be provided, and your contribution is tax deductible. If you prefer to provide a cash gift to be used for the purchase of one of the items below, that would also be most welcome. Please check out this blog every Wednesday to see new Wish List Items.

Personal Items for Those We Serve (Adults) in Our Residential Homes

Books – any kind, but especially books about animals and romance novels
Jigsaw puzzles of all levels of difficulty
Board games: Trouble, Candy Land, Chutes and Ladders, Connect 4, Hi Ho Cherry O, Go Fish, Operation, Guess Who, Quirkie, matching games
Sports gear – especially New York Yankees
Sports posters
Latch hook kits
Music CDs – especially country
Make-up/cosmetics (perfume, light beige foundation, eye shadow, mascara, lipstick)
iPads; heavy duty iPad covers
Rockies tickets for groups
Arts and craft supplies OR gift certificates to Michaels’ or Hobby Lobby
Computer games
Essential Tremor adaptive utensils, clothing, computer aids, writing devices, etc. for individuals with hand tremors (http://essentialtremor.org/treatments/assistive-devices/)
Games/activities made especially for those with Alzheimer’s/dementia
Recreation center passes or punch cards
Gift Cards to educational stores: www.beyondtheblackboard.com; www.lakeshorelearning.com; www.reallygoodstuff.com; www.educatorsoutlet.com; www.banksschoolsupply.com
DVD player
Stationary bike
Wheelchair-Bicycle Tandem: http://www.frankmobility.com/duetfeat.php
SmartLift foldable, packable transport system: https://www.etac.com/products/hoists-and-slings/mobile-hoists/molift-smart-150/

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

TODAY! Support Imagine! Through Live & Give Longmont

Today is the day!!! 


Want to ensure the health and happiness of everyone in our community? Enrich our lively arts scene? Support the education of our young people? Live & Give Longmont is our chance to come together on one extraordinary day (TODAY, Sept. 26) to celebrate our collective spirit of giving and provide seed funding for nonprofits and projects that help our community.

Imagine! is a Live & Give Longmont participating organization. You can help kids and adults with developmental disabilities enjoy all that Longmont has to offer, while they build cooperative skills! Imagine!'s Out & About participants are in Longmont for day camp, after-school, and weekend activities! About 75 people enjoy the Longmont Rec Center, bowling at Centennial Lanes, the Dickens Opera House, Firehouse Art, and Yaya Farms. The entrance fees for these activities add up, and your gift will help Imagine! provide even more opportunities to these venues.

Learn more and donate here

Monday, September 25, 2017

Thank You, Atonement Lutheran Church

Members of Atonement Lutheran Church in Boulder participated in a volunteer car wash last Sunday at Imagine’s Coal Creek facility. They were tasked with cleaning several vehicles used by Imagine!’s Out & About department. The weather was cold and wet but warm hearts and smiles prevailed. Many thanks to the crew from ALC!







Thursday, September 21, 2017

Thank You Thursday


Recent generous donors to the Imagine! Foundation include:

Platinum ($10,000+)
In Honor of Stephen Dudley
  Louise and Bob Dudley

Associate ($500-$999)
Generosity (Indiegogo) - Out & About Crowdfunding

Supporter ($250-$499)
Cheryl Barr and Ron Sandgrund

Friend ($1-$249)
Mary and Jay Balzer - Imagine! Celebration Tickets
Ellen Flores – for Out & About
In Honor of Hannah Bozzay
  Deb and Doug Sandersen

As always, we thank all of our generous donors

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Wish List Wednesday


We're wishing for a good turnout tonight, September 20, at the Rock Bottom Westminster Promenade as we celebrate “Rocktoberfest” and support Imagine!’s mission at the same time. From 6:00 PM on, 15% of all sales and $0.25 for every Rocktoberfest Beer sold will be donated to Imagine!.

We look forward to seeing you there!

We thank Rock Bottom for their support of our community and all of its members.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Imagine! Artists To Be Featured At Handmade In Colorado Expo


On October 7 and 8, you are invited to join Imagine! CORE/Labor Source (CLS) artists at the 9th Annual Handmade in Colorado Expo.

The Handmade in Colorado Expo is a juried event showcasing some of Colorado's best fine art and contemporary craft. The event will feature a vast array of independent designers, including CLS artists, producing original handcrafted goods from a wide array of media including metals, paper, glass, fibers, food, fabricated objects, clay, paint, wax, gems, and more. All work sold will be created from both emerging and experienced artisans from Colorado. This event is designed for Locavores, as customers will only find Colorado made items sold by exhibitors that will interact directly with their customers. This event has free admission and some great local live music. Come support your local artists and craftspeople in their pursuit of creativity made by hand.

CLS artists will be at the Boulder event, which takes place Oct 7 and 8 in Boulder’s Central Park.

We hope to see you there!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Thank You Thursday


Recent generous donors to the Imagine! Foundation include:

Gold ($5,000-$9,999)
Leslie and Sandy Brown

Associate ($500-$999)
Prime Industries - Imagine! Celebration Photographer Sponsor

Friend ($1-$249)
Anonymous (2)
Lu Walters and Kent Arnold
Ken Hackbarth
IBM
Nick McDowell
Barbara and Harry Newman

As always, we thank all of our generous donors.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Wish List Wednesday

Welcome to the latest edition of The Wish List. Included below are items that would augment and enhance Imagine! programs and services for the individuals we serve and would be much appreciated. If you are able to provide an item, please contact Patti Micklin at pmicklin@imaginecolorado.org or 303-926-6443. Pick-up for large items can be provided, and your contribution is tax deductible. If you prefer to provide a cash gift to be used for the purchase of one of the items below, that would also be most welcome. Please check out this blog every Wednesday to see new Wish List Items.

This week's Wish List:

For Imagine!’s Out & About Program 

  • Two camping Lanterns for Catalog evening activities 
  • Three fishing poles 
  • Fold-down wheelchair 
  • Strider Bikes 
Out & About provides summer camp, after-school, and school closure day programs for school-aged children with developmental disabilities, as well as weekend activities for adults. All activities are community-based and are designed within a therapeutic framework.
 
Check out the entire Wish List here

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Imagine! Artists To Be Featured At ArtWalk Longmont


Artists from Imagine!’s CORE/Labor Source will be displaying some of their very impressive artwork this Saturday, September 16, at ArtWalk Longmont

The art will be available for purchase, of course! In addition to Imagine! artists, ArtWalk Longmont will feature live artist demonstrations, interactive activities, free musical performances, and pop-up artist exhibits!

ArtWalk Longmont takes place from 4-8PM in Historic Downtown Longmont. We hope to see you there!

Monday, September 11, 2017

Celebrate Rocktoberfest At Rock Bottom And Support Imagine!


Join us on September 20 at the Rock Bottom Westminster Promenade to celebrate “Rocktoberfest” and support Imagine!’s mission at the same time. From 6:00 PM on, 15% of all sales and $0.25 for every Rocktoberfest Beer sold will be donated to Imagine!.

We look forward to seeing you there!

We thank Rock Bottom for their support of your community and all of its members.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Support Imagine! Through Live & Give Longmont


Want to ensure the health and happiness of everyone in our community? Enrich our lively arts scene? Support the education of our young people? Live & Give Longmont is our chance to come together on one extraordinary day to celebrate our collective spirit of giving and provide seed funding for nonprofits and projects that help our community.

Imagine! is a Live & Give Longmont participating organization. You can help kids and adults with developmental disabilities enjoy all that Longmont has to offer, while they build cooperative skills! Imagine!'s Out & About participants are in Longmont for day camp, after-school, and weekend activities! About 75 people enjoy the Longmont Rec Center, bowling at Centennial Lanes, the Dickens Opera House, Firehouse Art, and Yaya Farms. The entrance fees for these activities add up, and your gift will help Imagine! provide even more opportunities to these venues.

Learn more and donate here

Live & Give Longmont is officially scheduled for Tuesday, September 26, but you are welcome to donate before that time using the link above.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Thank You Thursday


Recent generous donors to the Imagine! Foundation include:

Associate ($500-$999)
Carol Ann and John Mehaffy

Friend ($1-$249)
Anonymous – for Out & About 
Ottilie and Monica Czajkowski – for Out & About
Marie Leblanc – for Out & About

As always, we thank all of our generous donors

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Wish List Wednesday

Welcome to the latest edition of The Wish List. Included below are items that would augment and enhance Imagine! programs and services for the individuals we serve and would be much appreciated. If you are able to provide an item, please contact Patti Micklin at pmicklin@imaginecolorado.org or 303-926-6443. Pick-up for large items can be provided, and your contribution is tax deductible. If you prefer to provide a cash gift to be used for the purchase of one of the items below, that would also be most welcome. Please check out this blog every Wednesday to see new Wish List Items.

This week's Wish List:

For Dayspring







Nuk Brushes
Pop Toobs
Therapressure Brushes
Mr. Juice Bears
Chunky Bare Books
Pop Up Tunnels
Knobby Balls
Kickballs
Bubble Oodles
Blow Up Pools

Imagine!’s Dayspring department has been providing parent education and therapeutic services to children (ages birth to three) for more than 30 years. Dayspring believes that the family is the child’s first teacher, and takes a whole child approach to encourage parents and children to build upon their strengths. Dayspring provides services and supports to children where they live, learn, and play. 

Check out the entire Wish List here

Friday, September 1, 2017

Support Imagine! Through Sunflower Bank

Starting today, until the end of the year, if you open a “Spend & Sign & Save” account package at Sunflower Bank you can earn $50 for yourself and $50 for Imagine!. Details are below (click on the image to make it larger).

Thank you, Sunflower Bank, for your generous support in helping Imagine! create a world of opportunities for all abilities!

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Thank You Thursday

Recent generous donors to the Imagine! Foundation include:

Gold ($5,000-$9,999)
Laura and David Braddock - Imagine! Celebration Gold Sponsor

Bronze ($1,000-$2,499)
Generosity - Out & About Crowdfunding Campaign (partial)

Associate ($500-$999)
Amy Callahan

Supporter ($250-$499)
In honor of Jim Zentner
  Mark Zentner

Friend ($1-$249)
AmazonSmile Foundation
Amanda Bagnato
Catherine Bailey
Laura Ball
Jeremy Bergener
Kaitlyn Bergeron
Erica Berridge
Rachel Bowles
Ruth Brand
Wendy Breitenfeld
Alicia Burdick
Hope Cardoza
Jennifer Carr
Zachary Cassidy
Carol Chesser
Belinda Chirinos
Elena Ciaravino
Karen Collins
Michelle Conkey-Sajban
Brenna Dowdy
Mark Emery
Tina Fisbeck
Heather Frostman
Susan Gabriel
Jessica Gaylord
Dominique Guillen
Kelly Halverson
Kevin Harding
Lori Havatian
Martha Heimbaugh
Elizabeth Hill
Fred Hobbs
Shimon Israily
Karen Kalis
Andrea Kintop
Eva Klemens
Maria Klickna
Violet Lehman
Richard Lowe
Stephanie MacAlpine
Colette Marie
Jacob Martinez
In memory of Jerry Waxler
  Roz and Harvey Micklin
Patti Micklin
Lucy Mwangi
Cynthia Navarrette
John Nevins
Cindy Newell
Gabrielle Norton
Rebecca Novinger
Kit Peiffer
Robin Phillips
Carla Rapp
Colette Robertson
Laurel Rochester
So Rosenblum
Chad Russell
Heather Sabo
Jenna Sallee
In honor of Hannah Bozzay
  Deb and Doug Sandersen
Erin Schram
Patrick Scott
Patti Showman
Caroline Siegfried
Mary Simonson
Erika Skewes
Erica Stamm
Gary Stebick
Judith Sutter
Malinda Tackman
Victoria Thorne
Andorra Turner
Chantelle Tweten-Crumbliss
Victoria Warren
Greg Wellems
Tim West-Heiss
Megan Wieck
Sterling Wind
Jamie Zimenoff
Silvija Zvirblyte

In-Kind Associate ($500-$999)
At Your Service - discounted fee for Farm to Table dinner

In-Kind Supporter ($250-$499)
Leslie and Sandy Brown - wine for Farm to Table dinner
Jennie Kopf Catering - discounted fee for Farm to Table dinner

In-Kind Friend ($1-$249)
Allix Damalas - wish list items for Innovations
Mile High DJ Supply - sound equipment for Out & About Bike Block Party

As always, we thank all of our generous donors.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Wish List Wednesday

Welcome to the latest edition of The Wish List. Included below are items that would augment and enhance Imagine! programs and services for the individuals we serve and would be much appreciated. If you are able to provide an item, please contact Patti Micklin at pmicklin@imaginecolorado.org or 303-926-6443. Pick-up for large items can be provided, and your contribution is tax deductible. If you prefer to provide a cash gift to be used for the purchase of one of the items below, that would also be most welcome. Please check out this blog every Wednesday to see new Wish List Items.

Furniture and Housing Needs for Imagine! Residential Homes

Bob and Judy Charles SmartHome in Boulder

New barrier free lifts for moving individuals from wheelchair to bed or bath (being safer for clients and for staff)

Garden Place in Longmont

New area rug 4 x 3
Small book shelves
Several cushioned chairs for the “Book Nook”
Set of four kitchen chairs
New oven
New carpet for two bedrooms
New set of silverware and a new dish set

Manhattan Group Home in Boulder

Non-fabric couch (6’), loveseat (5’), and chairs
Basketball goal
Picnic table
Two small raised garden beds (3 ft tall, 4 ft long, and 3 ft wide) for vegetable gardening

Santa Fe Group Home in Broomfield

Winter holiday decorations: a very large tree, a star or angel to put on top, many lights, boughs of holly, ornaments, statue types of decorations that can be placed on tables or mantles (no candles or candle holders), a wreath
Dart board
Puzzle glue
Bread machine
Clip on umbrellas for wheelchairs
Canisters for storing
Placemats
Electric carving knife
Standing Mixer
Waffle Iron
Bluetooth Speaker (Bose or other)

All

American Furniture Warehouse gift certificates for upgrades to furniture in several homes

Friday, August 25, 2017

Farm To Table Dinner Magic

Great company, delicious locally-sourced food and wine, and an exquisite sunset were all enjoyed by 70 guests at Whimsy Farm last Saturday.

Thanks to the generous support of Whimsy Farm and Sandy and Leslie Brown, the Imagine! Foundation sold seats to this Farm to Table experience at last year’s Imagine! Celebration. “Magical” was the most-used description guests gave, as a trumpeter played at sunset, and the evening ended with launching wishes on sky lanterns.

Special thanks also to Jennie Kopf Catering, Shupe Homestead, All Events Rentals, Liquor Mart, Cheese Importers, Ryan Spencer (trumpeter), At Your Service Event Management, Boulder Brands for cozy blankets, and our incredible donors.







Thursday, August 24, 2017

Thank You Thursday


Recent generous donors to Imagine! include:

Associate ($500-$999)
Wiland

Supporter ($250-$499)
Brooke and Tim Keefe

Friend ($1-$249)
IBM
Jackie and Rick Nelson
Heather Sabo and Derek Webb

As always, we thank all of our generous donors

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Wish List Wednesday

Welcome to the latest edition of The Wish List. Included below are items that would augment and enhance Imagine! programs and services for the individuals we serve and would be much appreciated. If you are able to provide an item, please contact Patti Micklin at pmicklin@imaginecolorado.org or 303-926-6443. Pick-up for large items can be provided, and your contribution is tax deductible. If you prefer to provide a cash gift to be used for the purchase of one of the items below, that would also be most welcome. Please check out this blog every Wednesday to see new Wish List Items.

Personal Items for Those We Serve (Adults) in Our Residential Homes

Books – any kind, but especially books about animals and romance novels
Jigsaw puzzles of all levels of difficulty
Board games: Trouble, Candy Land, Chutes and Ladders, Connect 4, Hi Ho Cherry O, Go Fish, Operation, Guess Who, Quirkie, matching games
Sports gear – especially New York Yankees
Sports posters
Latch hook kits
Music CDs – especially country
Make-up/cosmetics (perfume, light beige foundation, eye shadow, mascara, lipstick)
iPads; heavy duty iPad covers
Rockies tickets for groups
Arts and craft supplies OR gift certificates to Michaels’ or Hobby Lobby
Computer games
Essential Tremor adaptive utensils, clothing, computer aids, writing devices, etc. for individuals with hand tremors (http://essentialtremor.org/treatments/assistive-devices/)
Games/activities made especially for those with Alzheimer’s/dementia
Recreation center passes or punch cards
Gift Cards to educational stores: www.beyondtheblackboard.com; www.lakeshorelearning.com; www.reallygoodstuff.com; www.educatorsoutlet.com; www.banksschoolsupply.com
DVD player
Stationary bike
Wheelchair-Bicycle Tandem: http://www.frankmobility.com/duetfeat.php
SmartLift foldable, packable transport system: https://www.etac.com/products/hoists-and-slings/mobile-hoists/molift-smart-150/

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Thank You, Mile High DJ Supply


Today we’d like to thank Mile High DJ Supply for its support of Imagine!’s Out & About department’s Bike Block Party, held this past Saturday.

Mile High DJ Supply provided Out & About with two speakers with stands and a wireless mic for free. Out & About used the speakers all day to play tunes for dancing and a lively atmosphere. The microphone allowed us to announce safety tips with the bikes, where to go for certain activities, and to direct people to the donation station. The DJ equipment was the perfect addition to an already amazing event that allowed people with all levels of abilities the experience the joy of riding a bike.

Thank you, Mile High DJ Supply, for your support of creating a world of opportunity for all abilities.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Out & About Crowdfunding Success

Thank you! 

Imagine!’s Out & About department’s crowdfunding campaign to raise money to raise funds to increase opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities was a tremendous success.

Out & About set a goal of raising $2,000, and ended up raising close to $2,200 (a few cash donations are not included in the online total. We are so appreciative of the incredible support of our community as we work toward creating a world of opportunity for all abilities.

   
Can’t see the video? Click here. 

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Thank You Thursday

Recent generous donors to the Imagine! Foundation include:

Bronze ($1,000-$2,499)
First National Bank - Sponsor of Out & About's Bike Block Party

Supporter ($250-$499)
Dana and Brad Bickham
In honor of Richard Ackerman 
  Andrew Littman

Friend ($1-$249)
Anonymous (2)
Lu Walters and Kent Arnold
Ken Hackbarth
IBM
Nick McDowell
Barbara and Harry Newman

In-Kind Friend ($1-$249)
Andrea Cipoletti – for Early Intervention services
Scott Wendelberger – for Innovations

As always, we thank all of our generous donors.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Wish List Wednesday

For today’s “Wish List Wednesday” we’d like to encourage you to support Imagine!’s Out & About department’s “$20 for 20 Years” crowdfunding campaign, designed to help fulfill their wish list of providing more adaptive equipment and more opportunities for individuals to participate in structured programs designed to support their needs.

The campaign ends this weekend, so if you haven't already, please consider donating today. They are already 70% of the way to their goal of $2,000, and every little bit helps get them to the finish line!

   
Can’t see the video? Click here. 

Click here to donate, and learn more below.

Imagine!’s Out & About department offers community-based therapeutic recreation services for children and adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Our program provides opportunities for people to participate in activities designed to improve social skills, community involvement, and skills that enhance overall quality of life.

Why We Need Your Help

Our intention is to continue to enrich the quality of service by providing adaptive equipment and opportunities to participate in structured programs designed to support people’s needs. These items will make a huge difference:
  • Purchasing adaptive equipment so participants can swim, create art, play sports, and communicate their needs 
  • Ticket/admission fees for adaptive programs and events 
  • Partnerships with local organizations that provide therapeutic programs such as the National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD), Adaptive Adventures, and Medicine Horse Adaptive Riding Program 

Some specific examples of what your donation will fund

$20
  • An afternoon of rock climbing with NSCD for one child 
  • An afternoon of paddling with NSCD for one adult 
  • one life jacket for swimming activities 
  • one adaptive paint brush 
$200
  • A day at Water World for five adults 
  • An adaptive horseback riding session for ten participants 
  • one adult wheelchair 
  • A day of adaptive skiing for one participant 
  • A day of snowshoeing for ten participants 
$2000
  • five adaptive kayak stabilizers 
  • one adaptive tricycle 
  • five adaptive communication devices 
  • A day of snow tubing for up to 50 people 
All donations will go directly to the Out & About’s children and adult programs.

Click here to donate.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Thank You Thursday

We’d like to thank you in advance for considering supporting Imagine!’s Out & About department’s “$20 for 20 Years” crowdfunding campaign, designed to help fulfill their wish list of providing more adaptive equipment and more opportunities for individuals to participate in structured programs designed to support their needs.

   
Can’t see the video? Click here. 

Click here to donate, and learn more below.

Imagine!’s Out & About department offers community-based therapeutic recreation services for children and adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Our program provides opportunities for people to participate in activities designed to improve social skills, community involvement, and skills that enhance overall quality of life.

Why We Need Your Help

Our intention is to continue to enrich the quality of service by providing adaptive equipment and opportunities to participate in structured programs designed to support people’s needs. These items will make a huge difference:
  • Purchasing adaptive equipment so participants can swim, create art, play sports, and communicate their needs 
  • Ticket/admission fees for adaptive programs and events 
  • Partnerships with local organizations that provide therapeutic programs such as the National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD), Adaptive Adventures, and Medicine Horse Adaptive Riding Program 

Some specific examples of what your donation will fund

$20
  • An afternoon of rock climbing with NSCD for one child 
  • An afternoon of paddling with NSCD for one adult 
  • one life jacket for swimming activities 
  • one adaptive paint brush 
$200
  • A day at Water World for five adults 
  • An adaptive horseback riding session for ten participants 
  • one adult wheelchair 
  • A day of adaptive skiing for one participant 
  • A day of snowshoeing for ten participants 
$2000
  • five adaptive kayak stabilizers 
  • one adaptive tricycle 
  • five adaptive communication devices 
  • A day of snow tubing for up to 50 people 
All donations will go directly to the Out & About’s children and adult programs.

Click here to donate.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Wish List Wednesday

Welcome to the latest edition of The Wish List. Included below are items that would augment and enhance Imagine! programs and services for the individuals we serve and would be much appreciated. If you are able to provide an item, please contact Patti Micklin at pmicklin@imaginecolorado.org or 303-926-6443. Pick-up for large items can be provided, and your contribution is tax deductible. If you prefer to provide a cash gift to be used for the purchase of one of the items below, that would also be most welcome. Please check out this blog every Wednesday to see new Wish List Items.

This week's Wish List:

For Imagine!’s Out & About Program 

  • Two camping Lanterns for Catalog evening activities 
  • Three fishing poles 
  • Fold-down wheelchair 
  • Strider Bikes 
Out & About provides summer camp, after-school, and school closure day programs for school-aged children with developmental disabilities, as well as weekend activities for adults. All activities are community-based and are designed within a therapeutic framework.
 
Check out the entire Wish List here

Friday, August 4, 2017

Thank You, Charles Schwab

Today we’d like to thank some very kind volunteers (pictured below) from Charles Schwab, who helped make Imagine!’s Dayspring department’s Splash Bash event a smash.


Splash Bash was Dayspring’s final summer Community Calendar Activity. Dayspring’s Community Calendar Activities introduces families with young children who have developmental disabilities or delays to places in our community that offer great activities and opportunities for children to meet their goals through fun and play. All activities encourage motor, sensory, social-emotional, cognitive, and speech-language development. Each location has activities that are age and developmentally appropriate. Activities are centered around play, because play is the primary vehicle for a child’s mental and physical growth. Play has a vital role in cognitive, speech-language, physical, emotional and social development.

Thank you to the Charles Schwab volunteers who helped make this such a wonderful and wet event!

Enjoy some Splash Bash pictures below.