Thursday, June 27, 2013

Thank You Thursday!

This week’s roundup of generous donors to the Imagine! Foundation includes:

Gold ($5,000-$9,999)
Micro Motion – Gold Sponsor of the Imagine! Celebration – to the Charles Family SmartHome

Bronze ($1,000-$2,499)
Greg Wellems

Associate ($500-$999)
Susan LaHoda
Primrose School of Lafayette – Proceeds from Spring Fling Charity Event -- to Dayspring
Jodi Walters

Supporter ($250-$499)
Mark Emery
Erin Fleming
Martha Heimbaugh
Eva Klemens
Elizabeth Reed
Mia Sanchez O'Dell
Caroline Siegfried
Sterling Wind

Friend ($1-$249)
Rick Brown
Helen Calvo
Carol Chesser
Joan Clexton
Sandra Crowell
Susan Gabriel
Fred Hobbs
Kimberly Kane
Maureen Kelly
Patrick Krause
Colette Marie
Rebecca Novinger
Heather Sabo
Gail Scott
Chantelle Tweten

As always, we thank all of our generous donors.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Thank You Thursday!

This week’s roundup of generous donors to Imagine! includes:

Platinum ($10,000+)
Bob & Judy Charles & Family -- for the Bob and Judy Charles SmartHome and the Charles Family SmartHome

Bronze ($1,000-$2,499)
Lynn and Helen Clark Fund – Grant of $1000 for the Charles Family SmartHome

Associate ($500-$999)
Bank of America Charitable Gift Foundation -- Match to Dennis Fase’s gift as part of Merrill Lynch’s Silver Sponsorship of the Imagine! Celebration

Friend ($1-$249)
Dan and Sandra Stevens

As always, we thank all of our generous donors.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Donna Donates Her Ponytail To Locks Of Love

This photo and story came to us through an email from Whitney Vaught, one of the staff members at Imagine!'s Bob and Judy Charles SmartHome in Boulder.

Bob and Judy Charles SmartHome resident Donna has been thinking of getting her hair cut, and just Monday, she not only got a haircut but had 13 inches of her hair taken off. Pictured is Donna with Whitney, who is holding the ponytail that Whitney cut off.

When asked if she had kept the ponytail as a souvenir, Donna, in a matter of fact tone, told us that she had donated her hair to Locks of Love, a public, non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada under age 21 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. Way to go, Donna!

Just last night Donna told us that she is very happy to have her hair shorter, and that life is just easier with her hair shorter. Donna's husband Gerald assured us he likes her new hair style too.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Thank You Thursday!

This week’s roundup of generous donors to the Imagine! Foundation includes:

Friend ($1-$249)
Apple Matching Gift
In Memory of Maureen Kelly (for Dayspring)
  From Lynn Henry

As always, we thank all of our generous donors.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Dayspring Family Sends Thanks to Therapists

Below you will find some comments made by a parent in a survey for parents who have children served by Imagine!’s Dayspring department. The parent, DeeDee Correll, was so generous with her praise of Imagine! and her Dayspring therapists we asked her if we could share her comments with others, and she agreed. Thanks for the kind words, DeeDee!

One of the things our family likes best about Dayspring is the fact that they do home visits – this cut down on so much driving for us. Phyllis Villar, our Case Manager for Imagine!, was very attentive about matching us with therapists she thought would be a good fit for us. Her choices of Jenny Koslowski for speech (pictured below on the right) and Sara Ostrom (pictured below on the left) for feeding were excellent. I found them both to be professional, knowledgeable, empathetic, and very supportive

So I guess I’d say they were what we liked best, but I also appreciate how responsive Dayspring/Imagine! were in increasing my daughter’s services. I also thought Dayspring did a marvelous job in providing all the extracurricular activities.

My only suggestion as to what Dayspring could do better is to cover my daughter for another few years! Seriously, we have no complaints. It has been an entirely rewarding experience for us.

We are especially satisfied with working with Sara and Jenny – they are top notch. I already miss them. I think they both deserve raises – or at least hazard pay for dealing with me and my kin!

My satisfaction with Dayspring services and providers exceeded my expectations.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Employer Of Imagine! Clients Hosting Open House June 13

In Clover is hosting an Open House on Thursday, June 13, from 11am – 3 pm at 3133 Indian Road in Boulder, and you are invited. Come ready to have fun, learn, and possibly win prizes!

In Clover, a Boulder company that makes pet supplements, has employed members of Imagine!'s CORE/Labor Source work crews for more than six years. In Clover employs crew members to weigh and package the pet supplements, and more recently has hired another crew to do janitorial work. In Clover employs up to 15 individuals who receive services from CORE/Labor Source and has been very supportive of the people we serve and great to work with. Pictured is Donna, a member of one of the In Clover CORE/Labor Source work crews, carefully sealing one of the packages of a pet supplement.

In Clover is dedicated to holding their products to the highest standards and is one of the few companies to receive the bench mark of quality from the National Animal Supplement Council (NASC). All products are made in the USA, and all ingredients are purchased from tested suppliers, and then undergo independent lab tasting to further check the quality.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Innovations Food Drive Collects 282 Pounds of Nonperishable Items

The Imagine! Innovations department's Food Drive is over and it was an outstanding success. The goal that had been set for this food drive was 170 pounds in food and household items, and between the Dixon and Coal Creek Buildings, 282 pounds of nonperishable items were donated. The items were given to Community Food Share, which has been an amazing resource for Innovations for years. Innovations would like to thank everyone who donated items for the food drive and would like to thank everyone for their continued support. The next food drive will be in October and Innovations looks forward to setting the goal even higher. Thank you!