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Thank You Thursday

Published: September 20, 2018


Recent generous donors to the Imagine! Foundation include:

Bronze ($1,000-$2,499)
Sample Supports - Imagine! Celebration Table Sponsor

Associate ($500-$999)
Karen and Don Brown

Friend ($1-$249)
Fatima Chaudhry
In memory of Shirley Morck 
  Betsy Shaddock

As always, we thank all of our generous donors.


Wish List Wednesday

Published: September 19, 2018

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 

Furniture and Housing Needs for Imagine! Residential Homes 
    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 set of silverware and a new dish set 
    Manhattan Group Home in Boulder
    • Non-fabric couch (6’), loveseat (5’), and chairs 
    • Basketball hoop 
    • 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 
    • Patio chair cushions for four 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 
    • Cubbies or gym lockers 
    All Group Homes
    • American Furniture Warehouse gift certificates for upgrades to furniture in several homes


    Farm To Table Dinner Magic

    Published: September 18, 2018

    The Imagine! Foundation Farm to Table dinner was on Saturday, September 8, 2018. It was a magical evening, and we thank everyone who made it possible! Special thanks to:

    • Leslie and Sandy Brown, Whimsy Farm - Our amazing hosts 
    • Ian Rubenoff, Rooted Cuisine - Our incredible chef 
    • Stephan Blaskovics and Gabe Valentine - Our melodic guitarists 
    • Jackie and Brent Friesth, Bolder Insurance - for keeping us warm with toasty blankets 
    • Gregory Alan Isakov - for providing gorgeous flowers and delicious veggies 
    • Jim Bynum, At Your Service Event Management - for executing the vision for a memorable evening 
    • Liquor Mart - for providing paired wines and beers to complement each course 
    • Shupe Homestead - for the eclectic, beautiful dishware 
    • Fred Hobbs and Scott Wendelberger - Our photographers 
    • YOU, our incredible Imagine! Foundation donors










    Thank You Thursday

    Published: September 13, 2018


    Recent generous donors to the Imagine! Foundation include:

    Bronze ($1,000-$2,499)
    KONG

    Associate ($500-$999)
    Avenues to Independence

    Supporter ($250-$499)
    Jana Petersen

    Friend ($1-$249)
    Anonymous
    Lu Walters and Kent Arnold
    Cheryl Pricone and John Bradin
    Community Shares of Colorado
    Courtney Gimeno
    Rachel Gehr
    Ken Hackbarth
    IBM
    Nick McDowell
    Barbara and Harry Newman
    In honor of Mike Gehr 
      Alice Swift
    Jessica and Jeff Tyler

    As always, we thank all of our generous donors.


    Today Is Longmont Live And Give Day!

    Published: September 12, 2018

    The Longmont Community Foundation is looking to encourage the community to support great local nonprofits today, which they have designated Longmont Live and Give Day.

    Imagine! is participating in this day of giving, and we encourage you to help us support our climbing program which allows individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to experience the joy and self-esteem that rock climbing can bring.

    Watch the video below to learn more, and click here to donate


     


    Thank You, Foothills United Way Volunteers

    Published: September 10, 2018

    On Friday, a team of enthusiastic and generous volunteers from Foothills United Way showed up bright and early at Imagine!’s administrative office to clean our fleet of vehicles. Our vehicles get a lot of use transporting individuals with intellectual disabilities to jobs, appointments, and activities in the community, so they can get a little messy. Having our vehicles shiny and clean just helps make everything seem a little nicer, so we thank these volunteers for giving up part of their day to give them all a thorough scrubbing!







    Thank You Thursday

    Published: September 6, 2018


    Recent generous donors to the Imagine! Foundation include:

    Supporter ($250-$499)
    Eileen and Mel Vanek

    Friend ($1-$249)
    Anonymous
    Ottilie and Monica Czajkowski
    Gabriel Tuerk 

    As always, we thank all of our generous donors.


    Wish List Wednesday

    Published: September 5, 2018

    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 

    • Camping Lantern for Catalog evening activities 
    • Three fishing poles 
    • Fold-down wheelchair 
    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.


    Thank You Thursday

    Published: August 30, 2018


    Recent generous donors to the Imagine! Foundation include:

    Associate ($500-$999)
    Melinda Kadinger
    Wiland

    Supporter ($250-$499)
    Elaine Shannon

    Friend ($1-$249)
    Stacie and Ron Goscha
    Kim Hebert
    Alexandra Hochstetler
    Toni Meadows
    Dorla Pake
    In honor of Hannah Bozzay
      Deb and Doug Sandersen
    Catherine Sheaffer
    Thelma Whitaker

    As always, we thank all of our generous donors.


    Wish List Wednesday

    Published: August 29, 2018

    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 

    • Kid friendly paint 
    • Blow up swimming pools/blow up pool toys 
    • Chalk 
    • All different kinds of balls (blow up balls or soft balls) 
    • Books 
    • Toys for children 0-3 years old 
    • Pens/markers/crayons 
    • Color paper 
    • Binders 
    • Folders 
    • Swimming towels 
    • Bubbles


    Thank You Thursday

    Published: August 23, 2018


    Recent generous donors to the Imagine! Foundation include:

    Silver ($2,500-$4,999) 
    Bob and Judy Charles - for Innovations

    Bronze ($1,000-$2,499)
    Precision Plumbing & Heating - for Dayspring

    Supporter ($250-$499)
    Amy and Kevin Callahan

    Friend ($1-$249)
    AmazonSmile
    Jodi Hershberger
    Jan Martin
    Jami McCormick
    Patti and David Micklin
    Colette Robertson
    Brittany Weissman
    Jodi Yuspeh

    As always, we thank all of our generous donors.


    Wish List Wednesday

    Published: August 22, 2018

    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 

    Charles Family SmartHome in Longmont

    • New pots and pans
    • Waffle maker
    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 hoop 
    • 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 
    • Patio chair cushions for four 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 
    • Cubbies or gym lockers 
    All Group Homes
    • American Furniture Warehouse gift certificates for upgrades to furniture in several homes


    Thank You Thursday

    Published: August 16, 2018


    Recent generous donors to the Imagine! Foundation include:

    Bronze ($1,000-$2,499)
    Suzie and Terry Lavelle

    Associate ($500-$999)
    Google
    Jacob Kaufman-Osborn

    Friend ($1-$249)
    Anonymous
    Lu Walters and Kent Arnold
    Jeffrey Baquer
    Henry Best
    Cheryl Pricone and John Bradin
    Kim and Kyle Hebert
    Nicola Hebert
    Shirdale Hebert
    Nick McDowell
    Barbara and Harry Newman
    In honor of Mike Gehr 
      Alice Swift
    Jessica and Jeff Tyler
    Diane Wendelberger
    Mandy Woodin

    As always, we thank all of our generous donors.


    Wish List Wednesday

    Published: August 15, 2018

    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 


    Thank You, Collins Foundation

    Published: August 14, 2018


    Today we’d like to offer our thanks to the Collins Foundation for its recent grant of $2,000 to Imagine! to support our Dayspring Community Calendar Activities.

    Dayspring’s Community Calendar Activities (CCA) program is a valuable expansion of the early intervention therapies provided by the division. CCA brings children aged birth to three with developmental delays into a variety of recreational, educational, and fitness activities, free of charge. Dayspring’s Pediatric Occupational Therapist, Early Childhood Special Educator, Speech Therapist, and/or Mental Health Therapist work with the children and their parents to encourage motor, sensory, social/emotional, cognitive, and/or speech/language development.

    The Collins Foundation was established by William Ray Collins and Ruth E. Collins for charitable, religious, and educational purposes and organizations within Boulder County, Colorado. Mr. and Mrs. Collins were residents of Boulder, and they were co-owners of a clothing and shoe store. Mrs. Collins died on May 22, 1978, and Mr. Collins died on June 11, 1981.

    The Collins Foundation is managed by Wells Fargo Bank.


    Thank You, Splash Bash Volunteers

    Published: August 13, 2018


    Thanks to the volunteers who made last week’s “Splash Bash” (hosted by Imagine!’s Dayspring department), such a rousing success. Volunteers included staff members of Unself and members of the National Charity League.

    What is Splash Bash? It is a community event designed to offer fun and learning sensory experiences to young kids with developmental delays and disabilities. But it wasn’t just youngsters getting wet – Imagine! CEO Mark Emery even joined in on the fun! Check out the pictures below.






    Thank You, Precision Plumbing and Heating

    Published: August 10, 2018

    Thank you Precision Plumbing and Heating for selecting Imagine!’s Dayspring department as the recipient of its July Hugs $1,000 donation! The money will be used to help support our Community Calendar Activities. Amazing companies like Precision Plumbing and Heating help support our families, and we are most appreciative!



    Thank You Thursday

    Published: August 9, 2018


    Recent generous donors to the Imagine! Foundation include:

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

    Friend ($1-$249)
    Andrew Cassidy
    Lynn and Ken Curtis
    Ken Hackbarth
    James Heddens
    Rita Hegeman
    IBM
    Will Mott
    Melissa Sargent
    Judi Weissman

    In-Kind Friend ($1-$249)
    Susan LaHoda – for Out & About

    As always, we thank all of our generous donors.


    Wish List Wednesday

    Published: August 8, 2018

    Imagine!’s Out & About department is hosting its Fourth Annual Bike Block Party August 18th, 11am-3pm, at Erie Community Park. You are invited to join us for what is sure to be a fun and inclusive event.

    If you can’t join us but still want to participate, we wish you will consider sponsoring a rider to help Out & About raise funds to support its efforts to make a positive difference in the lives of people with developmental disabilities and their families by providing positive instruction and community-based services within a therapeutic framework.

    Check out the short video below to learn more, and click here to sponsor a rider!


    Thank You, April Fund

    Published: August 7, 2018


    Today, we’d like to offer our sincere thanks to the April Fund for its recent generous grant to support Imagine!’s Out & About Segue program.

    The goal of the Segue program is to provide transition support for young adults (ages 16-24) from childhood to adulthood. Segue combines aspects of both Out & About’s Children’s Service programs and adult community outings to encourage independence, work on financial skills, and develop social relationships among peers.

    The April Fund exists to impact our local, national and global community by making charitable donations to non-profit organizations in the areas of the environment, health and human services, education, civic responsibility and the arts.

    Thank you, April Fund, for supporting Imagine!’s mission of creating a world of opportunity for all abilities.


    Imagine! Climbing Rocks

    Published: August 6, 2018

    The Longmont Community Foundation is looking to encourage the community to support great local nonprofits on September 12th – Longmont Live and Give Day.

    Imagine! is again participating, and we encourage you to help us support our climbing program which allows individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to experience the joy and self-esteem that rock climbing can bring.

    Watch the video below to learn more, and by the way - you don’t have to wait until Sept. 12 to donate – you can do it right now!


     


    Thank You Thursday

    Published: August 2, 2018


    Recent generous donors to the Imagine! Foundation include:

    Bronze ($1,000-$2,499)
    Amy and Kevin Callahan

    Associate ($500-$999)
    Wiland

    Friend - $1-$249
    Community Shares of Colorado
    Kim Hebert
    Fred Hobbs
    IBM
    Maureen McCaffrey
    Jackie and Rick Nelson
    Anita Parker
    Melanie Snyder
    Geoffrey Stearns
    Samantha Stearns
    Scott Wendelberger
    Thelma Whitaker

    In-Kind Associate ($500-$999)
    Strider Bikes – for Dayspring and Out & About

    As always, we thank all of our generous donors.


    Wish List Wednesday

    Published: August 1, 2018

    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 

    Furniture and Housing Needs for Imagine! Residential Homes 

    Charles Family SmartHome in Longmont
    • New pots and pans
    • Waffle maker
    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 hoop 
    • 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 
    • Patio chair cushions for four 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 
    • Cubbies or gym lockers 
    All Group Homes
    • American Furniture Warehouse gift certificates for upgrades to furniture in several homes


    Thank You, Lynn and Helen Clark Fund

    Published: July 31, 2018


    The Lynn and Helen Clark Fund, administered by Guaranty Bank in Longmont, was created to benefit individuals living in the St. Vrain Valley School District. The Clarks established the fund to benefit local charities in 1993. Since then, it has distributed almost $3 million to support our community.

    Recently, Imagine! received a $2,500 grant from the Lynn and Helen Clark Fund to support individuals we serve in Longmont who experience a financial urgent or extraordinary need not covered by Medicaid or other funding sources. This is the ninth year the Lynn and Helen Clark Fund has supported Imagine!’s Case Management Emergency Fund, and we are so appreciative of their continued support of their community and all of its citizens. 


    Thank You, J.M. McDonald Foundation

    Published: July 30, 2018

    Today, we’d like to say “thank you” to the J.M. McDonald Foundation, Inc., for its recent grant of $5,000 to Imagine! to build a wheelchair accessible shower at our Foothills Group Home.

    The J.M. McDonald Foundation, Inc. was created in 1952 by Mr. J. M. McDonald. Over the past 60 years, Trustees of the Foundation have sought to uphold J. M.'s desire to improve education and social programs.

    This is not the first time that the J.M. McDonald Foundation, Inc. has supported Imagine!’s goal of using a variety of technologies to improve the lives of individuals with intellectual disabilities. In past years, the Foundation has made generous grants to support the Bob and Judy Charles SmartHome in Boulder, the Charles Family SmartHome in Longmont, the Santa Fe/Next Step Group Home in Broomfield, and the Imagine! CORE/Labor Source Technology Lab.

    Thank you, J.M. McDonald Foundation, Inc. for your continued support of Imagine! and the people we serve!