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Volume 22  |  Issue 4  |  June 2016 
 
  Thank you to all volunteers - you are the heart and soul of BASCA! May brought out many of our volunteers who spent time with us at The Players Championship, keeping the New Campus looking beautiful, assisting with reception, and performing many other necessary tasks. Sailors from NAS JAX worked with our regular building maintenance volunteers to begin installing the dust collection system in Custom Creations - a much needed project to keep our participants working in a healthy and safe environment. We would also like to welcome new volunteers from Target who worked at one of the two refreshment booths at TPC.

There are many opportunities for volunteerism here at BASCA:
  • Assist in our office with reception, data entry, or other clerical tasks.
  • Tuesday nights at 7 pm you can help with arts & crafts, music, and games at BASCA Activity Night.
  • On Saturday you can help out with High Rollers Bowling at Bowl America in Orange Park from 1pm to 3 pm.
  • There are opportunities for volunteers on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at the garden from 9am to 11:30 am.
  • Join our Ladies Auxiliary. They meet the 3rd Thursday of every month at 2 pm.
  • If you like helping at events you can sign up to help at our annual Gala event, our 5K walk/run, or our golf tournament.
  Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Lucy, at (904) 541-1742 if you would like to learn more about the many volunteer opportunities available.
  BASCA would not be the organization we are today without its many volunteers. Please stop by and visit with us and see how you can make a difference in the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.



God Bless,
John Cone
Executive Director of Community Development


There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work. Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.
1 Corinthians 12:4-7
UPCOMING EVENTS
6/9/2016 Spirit Night at Jersey Mike's on Blanding Blvd
10/22/2016 4th Annual Chomp 'N Stomp 5K/1mile Run, Walk, & Roll
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To sponsor a piece of this amazing artwork generously donated by local artist Sophie Dentiste and gracing a wall in BASCA's New Campus:

- Click HERE to see the available selections
- In the MEMO box type in your selection

Volunteers: The Heart and Soul of BASCA
Volunteers from Target having a blast at TPC!
BASCA Participants also get in on the volunteer action at TPC.

Working hard in the TPC concession stand.
Some TPC volunteers pose for a picture before the day gets underway.
Awesome Volunteers
By Lucy Conrad, Volunteer Coordinator

  BASCA's volunteer program had an awesome May!  The highlight of the month was our five days at The Player's Championship.   We had over 25 volunteers participate and earned more than $5000 for BASCA.  Working together in support of such a good cause is always a wonderful and rewarding time. 

  BASCA has also benefited from the services of sailors from NAS Jacksonville who have been working on multiple projects at New Campus.  These sailors have cleaned, painted, moved furniture, moved furniture again and generally done whatever task was most needed at the time.  Lastly we have begun to have some volunteer help in the BASCA office.  We now have a volunteer to help at the front desk in the afternoons and several volunteers who are helping with mailings and other office tasks.

  So....what talent do you have that you would like to share?  Contact Lucy ( lucyconrad@bascainc.org ) for more information.....we'd love to hear from YOU.

Ladies Auxiliary volunteer members help keep the New Campus looking beautiful.
One of our data entry volunteers.
A smiling volunteer working at reception.


BASCA Spirit Night at Jersey Mike's Subs

  BASCA Inc will be hosting a Spirit Night at Jersey Mike's Subs on Thursday, June 9, 2016 from 5pm to 8 pm. Spirit Night is being sponsored to help raise awareness for our neighbors with intellectual and developmental disabilities. BASCA will receive 15% of all sales between the hours of 5 pm and 8 pm. We will also have an information table at the store, so if you would like to volunteer please email our fabulous Volunteer Coordinator, Lucy at lucyconrad@bascainc.org.  All friends and families of BASCA are encouraged to attend and lend support while enjoying a delicious Jersey Mike's Sub. If we hit our magic number we will win a prize from Jersey Mike's Subs! Come and enjoy delicious subs and show your BASCA spirit!!

NOTICE OF NEWSLETTER CHANGES

  We hope you are enjoying the new format of our LIFE Line Newsletter. In order to better serve our family, friends, and loved ones with special needs we will be moving our newsletter to an emailed  digital format. This shift will allow us to better  utilize your generous contributions for direct  support of our participants. Your cooperation in achieving our goals of cost cutting, awareness of BASCA's status, and progress is now requested. If you are receiving a mailed copy or multiple copies, please feel free to call our office at  904-541-1742 or email Melissa at  melissastewart@bascainc.org  to discuss your newsletter status. Your continued support means the world to our participants and we heartily thank  you for being such a large part of the BASCA family.

Program Highlight: In His Wakes
Photo by Rachel Enz
Story by Rachel Enz
Rachel loves taking pictures with her camera, participating in many of BASCA's programs, and living in one of our group homes.

 In April we went to *In His Wakes. Some rode on the knee boards. Others had a blast on tubes. We went up and down on the tubes and skis. Everyone enjoyed the water, tubing, and boating rides.

*In His Wakes is an outdoor water experience for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities that BASCA has participated in for many years. This event provides knee boarding, water skiing, tubing, and boat rides on Lake Swan in Keystone.

Highlights from In His Wakes 2016

Purchase Zack Snacks and Support BASCA, Inc.

An exciting new partnership is emerging for BASCA. Zack Snacks, omega round all natural cookies produced by Snapfoods, will donate $2 per box sold to BASCA. Additionally, we are currently discussing the opportunity to provide BASCA participants with vocational experience through the order fulfillment of Zack Snacks products here in our facility. We are in the beginning phases of this partnership and are testing the MyZackSnack website.  Please consider placing an order in the next week to help us.  Here's what you can do to help:


1. Go to the following website:  http://www.myzacksnacks.com/snacks-a/253.htm#rounds
2. Select an item to purchase.
3. At check out type in the box labeled "Order Comments" the phrase: PLEASE DONATE TO BASCA.

That's it!  If you want more detailed instructions please click HERE. If you are still having problems, please call Melissa at 904-541-1742. Your assistance with this testing phase is greatly appreciated.
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