Help brighten the Holidays for adults and children served by Imagine!
Please deliver donations to Imagine!’s administrative office at 1400 Dixon Ave., Lafayette, CO. Pickups can be arranged for group donations.
Questions? Contact Elizabeth Hill at email@example.com or 303-926-6460
Educational Toys (Spanish or English)
Dolls and Accessories
Books (Spanish or English)
Ball Set or Nerf Set
Car or Truck Sets
Remote Control Car
Hat, Scarves, Mittens, Gloves
Colorado sports team memorabilia
Hats, Scarves, Mittens, Gloves
Imagine! Receives 2017 Best of Lafayette Award
Lafayette Award Program Honors the Achievement
LAFAYETTE October 4, 2017 – Imagine! has been selected for the 2017 Best of Lafayette Award in the Social Services Organization category by the Lafayette Award Program.
Each year, the Lafayette Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Lafayette area a great place to live, work and play.
Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2017 Lafayette Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Lafayette Award Program and data provided by third parties.
About Lafayette Award Program
The Lafayette Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Lafayette area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.
The Lafayette Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy.
SOURCE: Lafayette Award Program
17th Annual Imagine! Celebration
Save the Date!
The 17th Annual Imagine! Celebration will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2018, at the Marriott Westminster, at Church Ranch Blvd., off the Boulder Turnpike. The evening features dinner, silent and live auctions, and stories that connect the audience to Imagine!’s mission of creating a world of opportunity for all abilities.
Tickets are $100 per person ($55 is tax deductible). Buy yours today!
The Celebration is held from 5:30-10:00 p.m., and you can extend the fun. The Imagine! Foundation has secured a discounted block of rooms for $112 at the Marriott Westminster. Click here to book, or call 1.888.236.2427.
If you have any questions, please contact Patti Micklin, 303.926.6443.
Thank you to our generous sponsors
We’d like to offer a hearty congratulations to Brodie Schulze, who works for Imagine!’s CORE/Labor Source (CLS) team. Brodie has been selected as the Colorado Direct Support Professional (DSP) of the Year by ANCOR, a national organization comprised of service providers for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
There are many reasons for Brodie’s selection, but rather than us try to explain, we’d like to share a couple of quotes from people whose lives Brodie has positively impacted.
Here’s a quote from mother of a young man who accepts services from Imagine! singing Brodie’s praises:
“My son, Hunter, has cerebral palsy, and I asked Brodie if he could help with a problem we’ve been trying to solve.
Hunter loves sports and he especially loves to run, but CP makes that difficult. He uses canes for walking, but when he runs, the canes tend to slip and cause him to fall. Although he always gets back up after falling down, as a mom, I worry that one day a fall could cause serious injury beyond little scrapes and bruises.
Brodie connected us with the University of Colorado engineering program He wrote a proposal for CU engineering students to design a wheeled walker that is lightweight, durable, and roomy enough for a running gait – something not available within existing durable medical equipment product lines. The project was selected by CU, and a group of five engineering students met with Hunter (which he loved) to hear what he wanted, watch him run and figure out a new walker design. They developed a working prototype of a “runner,” and as an added bonus, they painted it blue and orange to match the colors of Hunter’s favorite sports team – the Denver Broncos. Below is a photo of Hunter with the “runner” and the CU students when he got to test drive the prototype. He was one happy kiddo!”
Below is some information from Brodie’s nomination that was submitted by a gentleman named Kyle. Kyle receives supports from Imagine! and works for Imagine! as our CLS Site General Assistant, helping with things like sweeping, mopping, taking out the trash, and other janitorial job functions. Brodie has taken it upon himself to support Kyle with many different job duties. Kyle provided this written testimony to support Brodie’s nomination:
“I'm Honored to Nominate Brodie Shultz for the DSP Of the Year. Brodie is my lead for my Job @ Core Labor Source. He Helps me be successful In My Job. my worst fear working @ CLS Was when the Toilets were Clogged & Part of my job is to Unclog the Toilets. I know its part of my Job But It Grossed me Out. Brodie Helped Me Get Over my fear. He Was Very Patient & worked with me to show Me Different Ways Of Unclogging Toilets!!! Now I can be Independent Most Times & Not As Fearful. Brodie Has a Big Heart & He Knows Just the Right Ways to Help Me Overcome My Fears. I Hope you Can See Why Brodie Should Get This Award!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
From parents to coworkers to people accepting services, the consensus is that Brodie is truly an exceptional employee who embodies Imagine!’s mission of creating a world of opportunity for all abilities.
Imagine!’s Out & About department is celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year! To honor this milestone, we are collecting and sharing stories and memories from our employees, from the families and individuals we serve, and from the many businesses that support our work. In fact, we’re collecting and sharing 20 stories from each of those three categories!
Click here to see the stories, and come back often – we’ll be sharing them all year!