Thursday, June 22, 2017

Thank You Thursday

Recent generous donors to the Imagine! Foundation include:

Associate ($500-$999)
Qualcomm Foundation

Supporter ($250-$499)
Alice and Pete Madden

Friend ($1-$249)
Anonymous (1)
Lu Walters and Kent Arnold
Jessica and David Gribble
Ken Hackbarth
Nick McDowell
Barbara and Harry Newman
Deb and Doug Sandersen
Lois and Tim Sheahen

In-Kind Friend ($1-$249)
Denver Boulder Couriers
Barb Goldman - office supplies
Susan Rendek - puzzles and kitchen appliances for Innovations

As always, we thank all of our generous donors.

Wednesday, June 21, 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

Wednesday, June 14, 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, June 9, 2017

Thank You, UPS

Today, we’d like to say thank you to the good people at UPS. On Tuesday, UPS sent a team of volunteers to help with Imagine!’s Dayspring department’s Messy Play Day. The team arrived early to help set up all of the stations and help Dayspring prepare for the arrival of families later in the morning. Many of the Dayspring staff commented on how helpful and efficient the team of volunteers was. The volunteers helped with the activity from start to finish, and we are grateful to UPS and their volunteers for their support!







If you or your group are interested in volunteering with Imagine!, please contact Elizabeth Hill

What is Messy Play Day? Messy Play Day is one of Imagine!'s Dayspring department's Community Calendar Activities (CCAs). CCAs introduce young children with developmental delays and disabilities 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.

Messy Play Day is designed to introduce new sensory experiences to the children in a safe and comfortable environment. Learning occurs as children touch, manipulate, experiment, and talk about things, while interacting with people who facilitate without directing.

But the paragraphs above are just words. Take a look at the pictures below of some of the Messy Play Day sensory activities to see what the words look like in action.







Thursday, June 8, 2017

Thank You Thursday

Recent generous donors to the Imagine! Foundation include:

Associate ($500-$999)
The Callahan Family
Milton Karavites

Friend ($1-$249)
Anonymous (1)
Catherine Bailey
Laura Ball
Kaitlyn Bergeron
Rachel Bowles
Wendy Breitenfeld
Alicia Burdick
Hope Cardoza
Jennifer Carr
Carol Chesser
Belinda Chirinos
Elena Ciaravino
Karen Collins
Michelle Conkey-Sajban
Brenna Dowdy
Mark Emery
Tina Fisbeck
Heather Frostman
Susan and Bob Gabriel
Jessica Gaylord
Dominique Guillen
Kevin Harding
Lori Havatian
Martha Heimbaugh
Elizabeth Hill
Fred Hobbs
IBM Corporation
Karen Kalis
Eva Klemens
Maria Klickna
Violet Lehman
Richard Lowe
Stephanie MacAlpine
Colette Marie
Jacob Martinez
Megan McKean
Patti Micklin
Andorra Morgan
Lucy Mwangi
Cynthia Navarrette
John Nevins
Cindy Newell
Gabrielle Norton
Rebecca Novinger
Kit Peiffer
Robin Phillips
Carla Rapp
Laurel Rochester
Chad Russell
Heather Sabo
Jenna Sallee
Erin Schram
Patrick Scott
Patti Showman
Caroline Siegfried
Mary Simonson
Erika Skewes
Erica Stamm
Judith Sutter
Victoria Thorne
Chantelle Tweten-Crumbliss
Victoria Warren
Greg Wellems
Tim West-Heiss
Sterling Wind
Jamie Zimenoff
Silvija Zvirblyte

As always, we thank all of our generous donors

Wednesday, June 7, 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, June 6, 2017

Thank You, Charles

This morning, at the Imagine! Foundation’s Annual Board of Directors meeting, a new slate of officers were elected.

We’ll share those new officers later, but today we wanted to offer our sincere thanks to Charles Holmes, who served as Board President over the past year.

Under his guidance, the Foundation had one of its most successful years ever, and his unique combination of humor and intelligent leadership kept staff and Board members laughing while remaining focused on supporting Imagine!’s mission of creating a world of opportunity for all abilities.

Charles will still be serving on the Board, so fortunately instead of farewell we only have to say “thanks” for his service.

 Charles is pictured below on the left with incoming Board President Don Brown.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Thank You, Centaurus High School Cheerleading Team

Imagine!’s Out & About Summer Camp starts on Monday, and it sure is nice when they can start the summer off with all of the vehicles used for transporting campers looking shiny and clean.

Thanks to the Centaurus High School Cheerleading team, that will certainly be the case this summer. The cheer squad volunteered to show up bright and early Wednesday morning and thoroughly clean the Out & About vehicles, both inside and out. We thank them for their time and efforts, and for making our cars and vans sparkle like new!




Thursday, June 1, 2017

Thank You Thursday


Recent generous donors to the Imagine! Foundation include:

Associate ($500-$999)
In memory of Charles Simonsen
  Premier Members Credit Union

Friend ($1-$249)
In memory of Charles Simonsen
  Family Chiropractic Clinic
  Mayrene Kiyota
  Jean Hast-Sammons and Donald Sammons
  Tracy and James Schneider

As always, we thank all of our generous donors.

Wednesday, May 31, 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/

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

Program Needs

Dayspring 

Nuk Brushes
Pop Toobs
Therapressure Brushes
Mr. Juice Bears
Chunky Bare Books (for goodbye books)
Pop up Tunnels
Knobby Balls
Kickballs
Bubble Oodles
Blow up pools

Out & About 

Two camping Lanterns for Catalog evening activities
Three fishing poles
Fold-down wheelchair
Strider Bikes

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Thank You Thursday


Recent generous donors to the Imagine! Foundation include:

Silver ($2,500-$4,999)
Alice and Pete Madden - Imagine! Celebration Table Sponsor

Friend ($1-$249)
AmazonSmile Foundation
IBM
In honor of Hannah Bozzay
  Deb and Doug Sandersen

As always, we thank all of our generous donors.

Wednesday, May 24, 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, May 18, 2017

Thank You Thursday

Recent generous donors to the Imagine! Foundation include:

Gold ($5,000-$9,999)
Motorola Solutions Foundation - Imagine! Celebration Matching Gift

Friend ($1-$249)
Blake Baily
Paula and Jim Guercio
Jackie and Rick Nelson

As always, we thank all of our generous donors.

Wednesday, May 17, 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, May 12, 2017

Imagine!’s Innovation is Showing - Come See the Pitch & Help Us Win $10K!

Since a shrinking workforce and low unemployment in the county are making it hard for Imagine! to recruit and retain direct support professionals, we have created an app, similar to Uber, to offer “on-demand” short shifts to tap into potential employees who can't/don't want to work full-time. We are starting with CU students. We are calling the app “Imaginect.”

Meanwhile, the Community Foundation Serving Boulder County is working with tech startups to provide early stage corporate philanthropy by pledging 1% of their resources to nonprofits (called Pledge 1% Colorado). Out of this, they created a Nonprofit Pledge 1% Pitch Contest as a part of Boulder Startup Week.

The Pitch Contest, through an interactive and fun event, seeks to recognize and support entrepreneurial and innovative nonprofit ideas to solve pressing problems and critical issues facing Boulder County. Their goal is to support organizations in developing and testing new solutions to community challenges and leveraging investment to achieve impact. We submitted an application on the “Imaginect” on-demand employment app and we were chosen as a finalist to pitch the idea and could win $10,000!

The Nonprofit Pitch Contest is Tuesday, May 16, at 6:30 p.m. at the Boulder Theater. We will make a 3-minute pitch, and the audience and a panel of judges will vote on the winning pitch. Please plan to attend, cheer us on, and vote! You can register by clicking here (it is free).

Check out the video and flyer below for more information on Imaginect.

 
Can’t see the video? Click here

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Thank You Thursday


Recent generous donors to the Imagine! Foundation include:

Bronze ($1,000-$2,499)
Nancy and Dennis Heagney

Friend ($1-$249)
Anonymous - donations for Out & About Centre Stage production
Lu Walters and Kent Arnold
Kay and Ken Conger
Ken Hackbarth
IBM
Nick McDowell
Barbara and Harry Newman
PizzaRev - proceeds from sales for Out & About

As always, we thank all of our generous donors.

Wednesday, May 10, 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:

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

All

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

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Thank You Thursday


Recent generous donors to the Imagine! Foundation include:

Silver ($2,500-$4,999)
Emerson Process Management - Imagine! Celebration sponsor

Associate ($500-$999)
In honor of Laura Koch
  Roz Squires

Supporter ($250-$499)
Katherine Lee
New American Funding Happy Hour donations

Friend ($1-$249)
Dolores Esposito
IBM
Hsia Lee
Robert Risch
Shell Oil Company

In-Kind Friend ($1-$249)
Barbara Moody - commemorative stamps
Angela and Joe Passalacqua - Out & About Art Supplies

As always, we thank all of our generous donors

Wednesday, May 3, 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:

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

Monday, May 1, 2017

Thank You, PizzaRev!


We’d like to offer our sincere thanks to the good folks at PizzaRev in Lafayette. You may recall that last month they hosted a fundraiser for Imagine!’s Out & About department.

The results from the event are in, and Out & About received $166 to go toward their programs designed to provide opportunities for individuals with intellectual disabilities of all ages to engage in meaningful activities in their communities.

Thanks, PizzaRev, for your belief in our mission of creating a world of opportunity for all abilities!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Thank You Thursday


Recent generous donors to the Imagine! Foundation include:

Supporter ($250-$499)
Molly and Bryan Pieper

Friend ($1-$249)
Susan and Robert Sahm
In Honor of Hannah Bozzay
  Deb and Doug Sandersen
Cheryl Barr and Ron Sandgrund
Renata and John Smathers
Thelma Whitaker

As always, we thank all of our generous donors

Wednesday, April 26, 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

Monday, April 24, 2017

Thank You, Community Foundation Serving Boulder County

We’d like to express our sincere gratitude to The Community Foundation Serving Boulder County for its recent grant of $1,000 to go toward Imagine!’s Case Management Emergency Fund for families living in Boulder County.

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.

The Community Foundation Serving Boulder County has long supported Imagine! and many other worthy organizations that make our community stronger, happier, and healthier. We appreciate their commitment to our community and all of its citizens.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Thank You Thursday


Recent generous donors to the Imagine! Foundation include:

Platinum ($10,000+)
Virginia Hill Foundation - grant for Dayspring

Gold ($5,000-$9,999)
Linda and Dick Livingston

Bronze ($1,000-$2,499)
BCinteriors - Imagine! Celebration Table Sponsor
Mentor Graphics Foundation - grant for Case Management Emergency Fund
Longmont Community Foundation - grant to support Longmont clients

As always, we thank all of our generous donors

Wednesday, April 19, 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, April 14, 2017

Third Thursday Happy Hour Supports Imagine!


Bring your friends and join us on Thursday, April 20, for New American Funding-Boulder's “Third Thursday” happy hour event. Imagine! will be featured as the event's nonprofit partner. We look forward to sharing our mission, goals, and community services over "Cans for a Cause." Donations are welcome and will support Imagine!'s services.

WHEN: Thursday, April 20 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm
WHERE: Canyon Center Plaza, 1881 9th Street, Boulder
WHAT: Third Thursday: Cans for a Cause -- Complimentary Beer from Finkel & Garf ... food from the Bamboo Skewer food truck ... live music ... prizes and drawings

Hosted by New American Funding and sponsored by Stewart Title.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Thank You Thursday


Recent generous donors to the Imagine! Foundation include:

Bronze ($1,000-$2,499)
Combined Federal Campaign donors

Supporter ($250-$499)
Peter Schild

Friend ($1-$249)
Anonymous (1)
Ken Hackbarth
IBM
Nick McDowell
Barbara and Harry Newman
In memory of Jan Stendler
  Lo Anne Zentner

As always, we thank all of our generous donors.

Wednesday, April 12, 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:

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

All

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

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Imagine! Community Forum Set For April 25

You Are Invited to the Annual Imagine! Community Forum
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 from 7:00-8:00 PM

Imagine!’s John Taylor Conference Center 

Join us for our Annual Community Forum on Tuesday, April 25. Representatives from Imagine!’s staff and Board of Directors will be on hand to answer questions and receive input from families and local community members. Join us in person or by phone!

Topics to be discussed include:
  • The State of the State 
  • Legislative Update/Budget Perspectives 
  • Workforce Capacity 
  • Boulder County Pay for Performance 
  • Housing Survey Results 
To attend in person: R.S.V.P. to (303) 665-7789

To attend by phone: 1-877-668-4490 Access code: 800 999 446 (while listening in, you can view the slideshow presentation at http://imaginecolorado.org/online-multimedia-events)

To email your questions/comments in advance: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ImagineForum2017

Monday, April 10, 2017

Community Leaders Meet In Support Of Imagine!’s Mission

Last Friday, Imagine! CEO Mark Emery and Imagine! Foundation Executive Director Patti Micklin met with local community leaders and longtime supporters of Imagine! to discuss the current state of Imagine!, as well as the future of services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities living in Boulder and Broomfield counties.

Participants shared ideas and explored challenges and areas of opportunity. We are so fortunate to have access to community leaders who are willing to act as a sounding board as we work to create a world of opportunity for all.

Meeting attendees included former Longmont Mayor Leona Stoecker, former Imagine! Foundation Executive Director Susan LaHoda, Foundation Board member Walt Pounds, former Foundation Board member Kathy Coyne, former Boulder City Council member George Karakehian, and former Foundation Board member Jay Montgomery.

We thank them all for their insight and wisdom, as well as for their belief in the potential of all.



Thursday, April 6, 2017

Thank You Thursday (PizzaRev Edition)

Thanks to the many folks who showed up at the Lafayette PizzaRev late last month to help raise some dough for Imagine!’s Out & About services. And of course, thanks to the good folks at PizzaRev for their demonstrated support of our community and all of its citizens!