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Thanks, Don!

Published: June 24, 2019


Today we offer our thanks to Don Brown, who has served as the President of the Imagine! Foundation Board of Directors for the past two years. Under Don’s leadership, the Imagine! Foundation Board has grown and thrived, bringing in significant donations that help enhance Imagine!’s services for individuals with I/DD. Don has served with grace, dignity, and a lot of humor, and we can’t thank him enough for all he has done to help create a world of opportunity for all abilities.


Thank You Thursday

Published: June 20, 2019


Recent generous donors to the Imagine! Foundation include:

Bronze ($1,000-$2,499)
Live and Give Longmont Fund, Longmont Community Foundation

As always, we thank all of our generous donors.


Wish List Wednesday

Published: June 19, 2019

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:

Imagine!’s Bob and Judy Charles SmartHome
Knife set
Canvases & art supplies
Instapot
Snow shovels
Icemelt
Laminator
Color Printer
Mini lockers/storage cubby for staff belongings


Thank You Thursday

Published: June 13, 2019


Recent generous donors to the Imagine! Foundation include:

Platinum ($10,000+)
In memory of Becky Von Eschen
  Bob Von Eschen

Associate ($500-$999)
Lockton Investment Advisors

Supporter ($250-$499)
Heather and David Wier

Friend ($1-$249)
Anonymous
Lu Walters and Kent Arnold
Cheryl Pricone and John Bradin
Tom Glassen
Ken Hackbarth
NickMcDowell
Barbara and Harry Newman
In honor of Mike Gehr
  Alice Swift
Jessica and Jeff Tyler

As always, we thank all of our generous donors.


Wish List Wednesday

Published: June 12, 2019

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!’s Santa Fe Group Home in Broomfield
2 new office chairs
Stand Mixer
New non-fabric couch 50" or larger
Smart TV
New set of nonstick pots and pans


Thank You, Messy Play Day Volunteers

Published: June 11, 2019

Today we’d like to thank some very kind volunteers (pictured below) from Charles Schwab and National Charity League, Inc., who helped make Imagine!’s Dayspring department’s Messy Play Day event a hit with kids and parents.


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 video below of some of the Messy Play Day sensory activities to see what the words look like in action.


Thank You Thursday

Published: June 6, 2019


Recent generous donors to Imagine! include:

Associate ($500-$999)
Wiland

Friend ($1-$249)
IBM

As always, we thank all of our generous donors.


Wish List Wednesday

Published: June 5, 2019

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!’s Manhattan Group Home in Boulder

Non-fabric couch (6’), loveseat (5’), and chairs
Bike Rack
Picnic table
Two small raised garden beds (3 ft tall, 4 ft long, and 3 ft wide) for vegetable gardening


Thank You Thursday

Published: May 30, 2019


Recent generous donors to the Imagine! Foundation include:

Friend ($1-$249)
Anonymous
Fatima Chaudhry
In honor of Hannah Bozzay
  Deb and Doug Sandersen

As always, we thank all of our generous donors.


Wish List Wednesday

Published: May 29, 2019

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!'s Garden Place Residential Home

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


Shop for Father's Day Gifts on Amazon and Support Imagine!

Published: May 28, 2019


Father’s Day is just around the corner (June 16)! Turn your shopping for dad into a force for good. Shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/84-0526620 and Amazon will donate to Imagine! (dba Developmental Disabilities Center).


Thank You Thursday

Published: May 23, 2019


Recent generous donors to the Imagine! Foundation include:

Associate ($500-$999)
Amy and Kevin Callahan

Friend ($1-$249)
AmazonSmile Foundation
Fatima Chaudhry
Thelma Whitaker

As always, we thank all of our generous donors.


Wish List Wednesday

Published: May 22, 2019

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

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
Bike Rack
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
2 new office chairs
Stand Mixer
New non-fabric couch 50" or larger
Smart TV
New set of nonstick pots and pans

Bob and Judy Charles SmartHome
Knife set
Canvases & art supplies
Instapot
Snow shovels
Icemelt
Laminator
Color Printer
Mini lockers/storage cubby for staff belongings

All Group Homes
American Furniture Warehouse gift certificates for upgrades to furniture in several homes
Picnic table
Grill


Thank You, Happy Feet Car Wash Attendees

Published: May 20, 2019

Thanks to everyone who joined us last week for our “Happy Feet” Car Wash/Fundraiser. The event raised just over $350, and Imagine! used those funds to pay for entries into a 5K race for people served by Imagine!’s Out & About program. Your support helped individuals with developmental disabilities get one step closer to achieving their fitness goals!











Thank You Thursday

Published: May 16, 2019


Recent generous donors to the Imagine! Foundation include:

Supporter ($250-$499)
Janell and Pat Daly
Peter Schild

Friend ($1-$249)
Anonymous
Lu Walters and Kent Arnold
Cheryl Pricone and John Bradin
Erin Calderwood Polen
Tom Glassen
Ken Hackbarth
Melinda Kadinger
Hui Lin and Joshua Lunbeck
Nick McDowell
Cirrelda and Jack Mills
Barbara and Harry Newman
In honor of Mike Gehr
  Alice Swift
Jessica and Jeff Tyler

As always, we thank all of our generous donors.


Wish List Wednesday

Published: May 15, 2019

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

Sports gear – especially New York Yankees Sports posters
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
Restaurant Gift Cards
Movie Tickets
Denver Zoo Passes
Gift Cards to educational stores:

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


Support Imagine! - Shop At McGuckin's

Published: May 14, 2019


Our generous friends at McGuckin Hardware have set aside the dates of May 17 – May 26 to help support the Imagine! Foundation and our mission of creating a world of opportunities for all abilities.

During that time period, shoppers are encouraged to round up their bill at the cash registers, with the extra portion going to the Imagine! Foundation.

We thank McGuckin Hardware for their commitment to their community, and we invite you all to visit the most amazing hardware store you’ll ever see and help local citizens with intellectual and developmental disabilities at the same time.


Thank You, Bolder Insurance

Published: May 13, 2019

Today we’d like to thank Bolder Insurance for their generous support of Imagine!’s mission of creating a world of opportunity for all abilities. $10 will be donated to Imagine! if you get a quote on your personal or business insurance from these good folks. We thank them for their demonstrated commitment to our community and all of its citizens.



Thank You Thursday

Published: May 9, 2019


Recent generous donors to the Imagine! Foundation include:

Gold ($5,000-$9,999)
Lynda and Bill Johnson 

Associate ($500-$999)
Wiland

Friend ($1-$249)
IBM
Christine Moore
Kevin Nelson
In memory of Kristie Brosious
  Laura Sagen

As always, we thank all of our generous donors.


Wish List Wednesday

Published: May 8, 2019

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

Sports gear – especially New York Yankees Sports posters
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
Restaurant Gift Cards
Movie Tickets
Denver Zoo Passes
Gift Cards to educational stores:

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

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
Bike Rack
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
2 new office chairs
Stand Mixer
New non-fabric couch 50" or larger
Smart TV
New set of nonstick pots and pans

Bob and Judy Charles SmartHome
Knife set
Canvases & art supplies
Instapot
Snow shovels
Icemelt
Laminator
Color Printer
Mini lockers/storage cubby for staff belongings

All Group Homes
American Furniture Warehouse gift certificates for upgrades to furniture in several homes
Picnic table
Grill

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

One camping lantern for Catalog evening activities
Three fishing poles
Fold-down wheelchair


Sip Some Cider And Support Imagine!

Published: May 6, 2019


The good folks at Acreage Ciderhouse and Eatery and Stem Ciders (1380 Horizon Ave, Unit A, Lafayette, CO) host Community Giving Nights every month. Here's how those work: During each month, they select three charities to support. Each Monday night during that month, guests at Acreage will be given a token for every cider they purchase, they will then have the option of choosing one charity to support at the end of the night. At the end of each month, Acreage donates $1 for every token given for each charity.

For May, they selected Imagine! as one of the organizations to support!

We are so grateful! You can help create a world of opportunity by going to Acreage tonight (or any Monday this May) and trying some of their amazing cider, their great food, and enjoying the spectacular view.

See you there!


Thank You Thursday

Published: May 2, 2019


Recent generous donors to the Imagine! Foundation include:

Silver - $2,500-$4,999
Elevations Credit Union - Imagine! Celebration Silver Sponsor

Supporter - $250-$499
Monica and Bill Baldwin

Friend - $1-$249
Anonymous (1)
Paris Aguilar
Renate Alpert
Rachel Audette
James Bachman
Baadrea and Hal Bagley
Laura Ball
Jeremy Bergener
Fredda and Eric Berger
Kaitlyn Bergeron
Erica Berridge
Christopher Black
Rachel Bowles
Wendy Breitenfeld
Jane Brennan
Virginia Brown
Caleb Bucher
Susan Burd
Cellar West Artisan Ales
Elena Ciaravino
Tess Clarkson
Margaret Clinton
Karen Collins
Molly Collins
Michelle Conkey-Sajban
Jenna Corder
In memory of Patricia Coyne
  Kathy Coyne
Marissa Daniel
Nancy Deklyn
Mark Emery
Logan Fletcher
Kay and Michael Forsythe
Dan Fox
Jennifer Garcia
Jessica Gaylord
In memory of Kristie Brosious
  Kathryn Goff
Kathy Goode
Megan Grimm
Kelly Halverson
Kevin Harding
Martha Heimbaugh
Elizabeth Hill
Fred Hobbs
In memory of Kristie Brosious
  Sarah and Birney Holberg
Brooke Hubbard
Melissa Hunt
Georgette Ibanez
IBM Corporation
Chelsea Jackson
In honor of Matt Barnert
  Kathy Kaler
Karen Kalis
Andrea Kintop
Eva Klemens
Maria Klickna
Shannon Kluth
Julie Kroun
Andrew Larsen
Violet Lehman
Carley Levasseur
Dave Lindholm
Richard Lowe
Tabitha Luther
Stephanie MacAlpine
Sean McCafferty
Paula McCormick
In memory of Allie Balzer
  Helen McKeown
Patti Micklin
Amy Montanari
Renata Moore
Jonah Moss
Lucy Mwangi
Cynthia Navarrette
Jeff Near
John Nevins
Cindy Newell
Gabrielle Norton
Rebecca Novinger
Katie Nunez
Brett Osborn
Holly Perna
Jana and Chris Petersen
Robin Phillips
Alyssa Phinparphat
Carla Rapp
Angela Rauscher
Laurel Rochester
Dale Rose
So Rosenblum
Chad Russell
Heather Sabo
Jenna Sallee
Joyana Samsel
Mia Sanchez-O'Dell
In honor of Hannah Bozzay
  Deb and Doug Sandersen
Hailey Schauer
Alexis Schenk
Erin Schram
Janna Schwind
Lois and Tim Sheahen
Patti Showman
Caroline Siegfried
Mary Simonson
Erica Stamm
Tyler Stone
Judith Sutter
Faye Telecky
Victoria Thorne
Jill True
Andorra Turner
Chantelle Tweten-Crumbliss
Jada Uylett
Victoria Warren
Scott Wendelberger
Tim West-Heiss
Thelma Whitaker
Sterling Wind
Jamie Zimenoff

As always, we thank all of our generous donors.


Wish List Wednesday

Published: May 1, 2019

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, Cellar West

Published: April 26, 2019


Thank you Cellar West Artisan Ales, who supported Imagine! through their NCAA Basketball Tournament themed “Roundball Rumble” last month.

The fun promotion “netted” a substantial donation to the Imagine! Foundation. We thank them for their support and their commitment to creating a world of opportunity for all abilities.


Thank You Thursday

Published: April 25, 2019


Recent generous donors to the Imagine! Foundation include:

Silver ($2,500-$4,999)
Elevations Credit Union - Imagine! Celebration Sponsor

Associate ($500-$999)
In memory of Robert Strieby 
  Jane and Gary Paterson

Friend ($1-$249)
MGM & United Artists
In memory of Dennis Fase
  Ursula and John Scarano

As always, we thank all of our generous donors.