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Support Imagine! While You Shop

Published: July 17, 2018


Your shopping makes a difference. Amazon will donate to Imagine! (dba Developmental Disabilities Center) when you shop Prime Day deals today at smile.amazon.com/ch/84-0526620


Thank You, AEC Trust

Published: July 16, 2018


Today we’d like to offer our sincere thanks to the AEC Trust, which recently provided the Imagine! Foundation with a $10,000 grant to help support Imagine!’s Dayspring department’s Community Calendar Activities program.

Dayspring’s Community Calendar Activities introduces families with young children who have developmental disabilities or delays 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.

Each location has activities that are age and developmentally appropriate. Activities are centered around play, because play is the primary vehicle for a child’s mental and physical growth. Play has a vital role in cognitive, speech-language, physical, emotional and social development.

Much of young children’s learning takes place when they direct their own play. Learning occurs as children touch, manipulate, experiment and talk about things, while interacting with people who facilitate without directing. During play, children are provided with sensory experiences and opportunities to move. Young children need to climb, run, jump and challenge themselves motorically. Children are natural explorers and instinctively touch, taste, hear, and observe the world around them.

The AEC Trust is a private foundation established in 1980 as a philanthropic, grantmaking organization. Funding has traditionally focused on arts and culture; education; environment; and health and human services.

Thank you, AEC Trust, for providing opportunities for young children with developmental disabilities and delays to engage with their communities in meaningful and valuable ways!


Thank You Thursday

Published: July 12, 2018


Recent generous donors to the Imagine! Foundation include:

Platinum ($10,000+)
Richard Ackerman
AEC Trust - Dayspring grant
Virginia Hill Foundation - Dayspring grant

Gold ($5,000-$9,999)
JM McDonald Foundation - Innovations grant
Motorola Solutions Foundation - Imagine! Celebration Gold Sponsor

Silver ($2,500-$4,999)
Lynn and Helen Clark Fund - Emergency Fund grant
McGuckin Hardware

Bronze ($1,000-$2,499)
April Fund - Out & About grant
Boulder Area Alumnae Panhellenic
Collins Foundation - Dayspring grant

Friend - $1-$249
Anonymous (1)
Lu Walters and Kent Arnold
Rachel Audette
Laura Ball
Jeremy Bergener
Kaitlyn Bergeron
Erica Berridge
Christopher Black
Rachel Bowles
Cheryl Pricone and John Bradin
Wendy Breitenfeld
Virginia Brown
Susan Burd
Catherine Camacho
Jennifer Carr
Zachary Cassidy
Carol Chesser
Elena Ciaravino
Karen Collins
Michelle Conkey-Sajban
Marissa Daniel
Nancy Deklyn
Mark Emery
Joann Falcon
Tina Fisbeck
Dan Fox
Susan Gabriel
Jessica Gaylord
Megan Grimm
Kelly Halverson
Kevin Harding
Martha Heimbaugh
Elizabeth Hill
Fred Hobbs
Karen Kalis
Andrea Kintop
Eva Klemens
Maria Klickna
Shannon Kluth
Violet Lehman
Julie Locke
Richard Lowe
Stephanie MacAlpine
Colette Marie
Sean McCafferty
Nick McDowell
Patti Micklin
Lucy Mwangi
Cynthia Navarrette
Jeff Near
John Nevins
Cindy and Dwight Newell
Barbara and Harry Newman
Gabrielle Norton
Rebecca Novinger
Eric Olsen
Robin Phillips
Carla Rapp
Angela Rauscher
Laurel Rochester
Dale Rose
So Rosenblum
Chad Russell
Heather Sabo
Jenna Sallee
Erin Schram
Janna Schwind
Patti Showman
Caroline Siegfried
Mary Simonson
Danielle Stack
Erica Stamm
Judith Sutter
Alice Swift
Victoria Thorne
Jill True
Julie Tu
Andorra Turner
Chantelle Tweten-Crumbliss
Jessica Tyler
Kent Vogel
Victoria Warren
Scott Wendelberger
Tim West-Heiss
Megan Wieck
Sterling Wind
Jamie Zimenoff

As always, we thank all of our generous donors.


Wish List Wednesday

Published: July 11, 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 


Support Imagine! By Shopping On Amazon July 17

Published: July 10, 2018


Your shopping makes a difference. Amazon will donate to Imagine! (dba Developmental Disabilities Center) when you shop Prime Day deals on July 17 at smile.amazon.com/ch/84-0526620


Thank You Thursday

Published: July 5, 2018


Recent generous donors to the Imagine! Foundation include:

Silver ($2,500-$4,999)
Emerson - Imagine! Celebration Sponsor

Supporter ($250-$499)
Bob and Judy Charles
Zoe Polk

Friend - $1-$249
Robin Benway
Robin Phillips

As always, we thank all of our generous donors.


Tonight! Join Us At The Louisville Street Faire

Published: June 29, 2018


Thanks to the good folks at Louisville & Flatirons Crossing First National Bank, Imagine! will be hosting an information booth tonight (6/29) at the Louisville Street Faire. We encourage you to join us and enjoy great food, friends, music by the Shinyribs, and to stop by to say “hi.”


Thank You Thursday

Published: June 28, 2018


Recent generous donors to the Imagine! Foundation include:

Friend - $1-$249
In memory of Bruce Johnson 
  Jim Bowers
  Mikki and Lorne Matheson
  Janet Meinhold
IBM

In-Kind Friend ($1-$249)
Virginia and Scott Brown – for Dayspring

As always, we thank all of our generous donors.


Wish List Wednesday

Published: June 27, 2018

Two fun Imagine! events are coming up soon, and we wish you will join us!


On Saturday, August 18, from 11am to 3pm, Imagine!'s Out & About program is hosting its 4th annual Bike Block Party at Erie Community Park (450 Powers St. in Erie) This event raises awareness for the importance of adaptive and therapeutic recreation. We will showcase a variety of adaptive bikes to learn about and even test drive! Music, games, a food truck, all on a sunny Saturday afternoon, so come on out!


From August 3-19, at the Dairy Center for the Arts, 2590 Walnut St in Boulder, Imagine!’s CORE/Labor Source program is hosting an art exhibition. See original art in a variety of formats created by amazing Imagine! artists. There will be an opening reception on August 3, 5-7pm, with music and entertainment provided by individuals served by CORE/Labor Source. Hope to see you there!


Thank You, McGuckin Hardware

Published: June 22, 2018

Today we’d like to thank McGuckin Hardware and all the generous shoppers who “rounded up at the register” in late May. As a result of that fundraising effort, McGuckin Hardware recently presented the Imagine! Foundation a check for $3,705.63 to help support our mission of creating a world of opportunity for all abilities. We live in an amazing community where businesses and individuals truly care about the well-being of all of its citizens, and this donation is a perfect example of that level of support!


Joining Imagine! Foundation Executive Director Patti Micklin and Imagine! PR Coordinator Scott Wendelberger are Jason Hight (Manager) and Mandy Best (CFO) from McGuckin’s.


Thank You Thursday

Published: June 21, 2018


Recent generous donors to the Imagine! Foundation include:

Bronze - $1,000-$2,499
In honor of Jackie Ginsborg
  Jeanne and Allan Ginsborg

Supporter - $250-$499
Laura and Bill Koch

Friend - $1-$249
IBM
MGM & United Artists
In honor of Hannah Bozzay
  Deb and Doug Sandersen

In-Kind Friend - $1-$249
Center for Spiritual Living - Boulder Valley – for Innovations

As always, we thank all of our generous donors.


Wish List Wednesday

Published: June 20, 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 

Bob and Judy Charles SmartHome in Boulder

  • New barrier free lifts for assisting individuals from wheelchair to bed or bath (being safer for clients and for staff) 
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: June 14, 2018


Recent generous donors to the Imagine! Foundation include:

Friend - $1-$249
Anonymous (1)
Lu Walters and Kent Arnold
Cheryl Pricone and John Bradin
In honor of Colette Marie 
  Elena Ciaravino
Nick McDowell
Barbara and Harry Newman
In memory of Bruce Johnson 
  Dennis Reed
In honor of Robin Phillips 
  Phyllis Rock
In honor of Mike Gehr 
  Alice Swift

In-Kind Friend ($1-$249)
Center for Spiritual Living - Boulder Valley - for Innovations

As always, we thank all of our generous donors.


Wish List Wednesday

Published: June 13, 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 

  • Two camping Lanterns for Catalog evening activities 
  • Three fishing poles 
  • Fold-down wheelchair 
  • Strider Bikes 
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, Richard and Priscilla

Published: June 12, 2018


Today we’d like to bid a fond farewell and say "thank you" to two long-time members of the Imagine! Foundation Board of Directors who are stepping down from the board at the end of the month.

Richard Ackerman joined the board in June 2012. He brought in many new and generous donors during his tenure. Richard also leveraged opportunities at RE/MAX to educate the public about Imagine!. In 2016, he and Imagine! Foundation Executive Director Patti Micklin did an interview for RE/MAX’s marketing channel, and last year, RE/MAX invited Imagine! to host their tent at one of the Boulder Pearl Street Mall festivals.

Priscilla Lacy joined the board in June 2014 and brought her terrific marketing background. Priscilla took an active role right away on both the Marketing and Celebration Committees. In addition to her annual solicitations and bringing in new donors, Priscilla chaired the Marketing Committee, helping to re-tool the New Board Orientation event and offering great ideas for engaging donors in our mission at Imagine!'s donor recognition event. She also served on the Imagine! Celebration Committee, and was instrumental in bringing in several new donors to our organization.

We thank Richard and Priscilla for their hard work, passion, and commitment to creating a world of opportunity for all abilities.


Bishops Cut and Color Imagine! Fundraiser

Published: June 11, 2018

Bishops Cuts and Color, located at 100 McCaslin Blvd, #105, Superior, will donate 20% of all services between June 17-June 19 to the Imagine! Foundation.

To participate, call 720-216-0995 for an appointment and mention this fundraiser. Imagine! will also receive an added bonus for any Instagram or Facebook Page Likes & Check-ins during this three-day period.



Thank You, UPS

Published: June 8, 2018

Today, we’d like to say thank you to the good people at UPS. On Tuesday, UPS sent a team of volunteers to help with Imagine!’s Dayspring department’s Messy Play Day. The team arrived early to help set up all of the stations and help Dayspring prepare for the arrival of families later in the morning. Many of the Dayspring staff commented on how helpful and efficient the team of volunteers was. The volunteers helped with the activity from start to finish, and we are grateful to UPS and their volunteers for their support!



If you or your group are interested in volunteering with Imagine!, please contact Elizabeth Hill

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













Thank You Thursday

Published: June 7, 2018


Recent generous donors to the Imagine! Foundation include:

Associate ($500-$999)
Wiland

Friend - $1-$249
Anonymous - Out & About Car Wash 
Jean and Charlie Dinwiddie
In honor of Colette Marie 
  Patti and Dave Micklin
Bill Storinger
Sunflower Bank

In-Kind Bronze ($1,000-$2,499)
Bolder Insurance - blankets for Farm to Table dinner

In-Kind Friend ($1-$249)
Charles Schwab/Boulder & Fort Collins - Employee tickets to "Solo" movie premiere
Freewave Technologies - for CORE/Labor Source
Jennifer and Eric Layton – for Imagine!’s Santa Fe Group Home
Danielle Romero – for Imagine!’s Early Intervention services

As always, we thank all of our generous donors.


Wish List Wednesday

Published: June 6, 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 Thursday

Published: May 31, 2018


Recent generous donors to the Imagine! Foundation include:

Bronze ($1,000-$2,499)
Russ Christiansen

Supporter ($250-$499)
Anonymous - Out & About Car Wash 

Friend - $1-$249
Amazon Smile Foundation
Brenda Summers
David Wilson

As always, we thank all of our generous donors.


Wish List Wednesday

Published: May 30, 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 

Bob and Judy Charles SmartHome in Boulder

  • New barrier free lifts for assisting individuals from wheelchair to bed or bath (being safer for clients and for staff) 
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: May 24, 2018


Recent generous donors to the Imagine! Foundation include:

Bronze ($1,000-$2,499)
Beth and Bob Davis

Friend - $1-$249
IBM
In honor of Hannah Bozzay
  Deb and Doug Sandersen

As always, we thank all of our generous donors.


Wish List Wednesday

Published: May 23, 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


Out & About Car Wash Success

Published: May 21, 2018

Participants from Imagine!'s Out & About program raised over $300 at their car wash last week and used the funds to register for a 5k Race! Thank you to everyone who made the event a big success, and a shout out to Windo VanGo for running your van through the wash!







Thank You Thursday

Published: May 17, 2018


Recent generous donors to the Imagine! Foundation include:

Bronze ($1,000-$2,499)
Longmont United Hospital
Randy McCall – for CORE/Labor Source

Associate ($500-$999)
Longs Peak United Methodist Church

Friend - $1-$249
Anonymous (2)
Lu Walters and Kent Arnold
In honor of Matthew Wood
  Cheryl Pricone and John Bradin
Connie and Ed Lehman
 Nick McDowell
Barbara and Harry Newman
In honor of Mike Gehr 
  Alice Swift

As always, we thank all of our generous donors.