Thursday, November 26, 2015
Here’s a super easy way to bring in money to Imagine! every time you shop online at Amazon through the AmazonSmile program. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Imagine! (listed under our legal name as the Developmental Disabilities Center). AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.
Just sign in to this link when you want to shop at Amazon and start earning money for Imagine!: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/84-0526620
Once you have signed in, a percentage of all of your future purchases will automatically go to Imagine! unless you change your designation.
Thanks in advance for helping out!
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Today, we're thankful to Jensen Guitar Company and The Willow River Music Emporium, they made a generous donation of a guitar to Imagine!’s Charles Family SmartHome as part of their "Gift of Music" Giveaway program. Music is a staple at the Charles Family SmartHome, and the new guitar will be a great addition. The residents made a special “Thank You” video just for the good folks at Jensen Guitar Company and The Willow River Music. Enjoy!
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Imagine!, and the many people like you who support our mission, believes in the potential of all. We believe in babies, toddlers, families, and adults at work and at play.
Colorado Gives Day is December 8, 2015, and it is a great opportunity to support everyone's potential through a donation to Imagine!. The Colorado Gives Day $1 Million Incentive Fund will boost your donation, making your dollars do more to help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Incentive Fund is a pool of dollars, provided by Community First Foundation and FirstBank, to boost every donation made through ColoradoGives.org on Colorado Gives Day. For example, if Imagine! receives 10% of the total donations made on Colorado Gives Day, Imagine! also receives 10% of the $1 Million Incentive Fund.
You can even preschedule your donation! When prescheduling, be sure to select “Dec. 8” as your donation date to have your contribution qualify for the Incentive Fund boost.
Preschedule your gift today, or think of us when making your donation on December 8!
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
You are encouraged to check out the upcoming premiere of "Programming Hope" this Wednesday, November 18, 7:30PM at the Mayan Theatre in Denver. The film deals with unemployment and independence for adults on the spectrum, and one unlikely man's mission to change the future for his son and many others with an innovative solution. The Denver screening will be one night only.
Friday, November 13, 2015
Fall was showing its full colors for Imagine!’s Out & About department’s third “Thank Goodness it’s Saturday” (TGIS) event! Last month, participating parents took to the trails near Boulder for a morning hike, and later warmed up at OZO Coffee with treats and drinks. Participating kids made their way to Cottonwood Farms in Boulder. At the farm, participants enjoyed exploring the pumpkin patch, corn maze, and looking at some of the animals on the farm. On behalf of Imagine! and Out & About, I’d like to extend a huge thank you to Justin Hartman and Adam Westlake, at OZO Coffee Company’s Arapahoe Avenue location, for their kindness and support!
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Monday, November 9, 2015
Now that November has begun, prescheduling your Colorado Gives Day (Dec. 8) gift is available.
The Colorado Gives Day $1 Million Incentive Fund will boost your donation, making your dollars do more to help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. When prescheduling, be sure to select “Dec. 8” as your donation date to have your contribution qualify for the Incentive Fund boost. The $1 Million Incentive Fund is a pool of dollars, provided by Community First Foundation and FirstBank, to boost every donation made through ColoradoGives.org on Colorado Gives Day. For example, if Imagine! receives 10% of the total donations made on Colorado Gives Day, Imagine! also receives 10% of the $1 Million Incentive Fund.
Preschedule your gift today!
Friday, November 6, 2015
Thursday, November 5, 2015
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Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Congratulations are in order to the staff members at Imagine!’s Foothills Group Home for being selected as the November 2015 recipients of the Imagine! Excellence in Customer Service Award.
Though this honor is usually given to one Imagine! employee per month, the team at Foothills is incredibly deserving of this award as a group. Check out some information from their nomination to learn why:
The Foothills Group Home staff members have shown incredible resiliency and determination in recent months. Although they were confronted with a sudden, unexpected change in leadership they did not let their standards or ethics of care waiver. They used this change as an opportunity to make improvements to their work, as well as in the lives the individuals they serve. Being able to handle change proactively and with positivity is an especially difficult, and important, part of our work, and I would like to recognize these actions in the Foothills staff.
Great work, Foothills Group Home team, and congratulations on this well-deserved honor!
Team members pictured above include: (left to right, front-row) Josh Semba, Pete Dwyer, Stacey Rooney, Courtney Looser, and Anh-Hong Huynh, (left to right, back-row) Chris Eddington, Cameron Navis, Claudette Maloney, and Mallory Webb. Team members not pictured are: Shira Diamond-Malka, Dipak Kansakar, Chelsea O'Day, and Taylor Welsh.