PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS - Joey's Place


From left to right: Danielle Murphy, Bruce Gray and Julie Hudak

At Joey's Place, a fun sensory stimulating activity, led by volunteer, Julie Hudak, had program participants creating unique floral arrangements. Individuals choose various flowers to construct their own personal arrangement, as well as having a special gift to give to a significant person in his/her life. We are thankful to SKSF staff member, Pam Bramhall and her husband for their generous donation of plastic mugs and carnations!
 
Joey's Place  is the adult center based day program of SKSF for ages 18 and older. We work together daily towards helping individuals to reach their highest level of personal and economic independence.  For more information about the program, contact Program Coordinator, Dionna Lanich at 719-634-4675 or dlanich@sksfcolorado.org.

SPECIAL THANKS - Knights of Columbus
Left to right: Mike Jessop, Kasi Dwyer (SKSF Fundraising & Events Manager) &
Chuck Pavlica

Tim Knutson & Robert Gamble of Council #12335 presents check to  Linda Ellegard,

Every year, an annual Tootsie Roll fundraising campaign for People with Intellectual Disabilities is conducted by The Knights of Columbus.  SKSF is grateful for being the recipient of several donations from various councils over the years to help support our programs for children and adults with disabilities.  Since 1968, the Knights of Columbus have raised and donated more than $600 million to programs for people with intellectual and physical disabilities. The Knights of Columbus commitment to hundreds of grassroots programs for people with intellectual and physical disabilities is an expression of their belief in the intrinsic worth of every human being.

We would  like to express our sincere gratitude for the donations and support of the recent Knights of Columbus Charity Campaign for People with Intellectual Disabilities. With these donations, we are able to improve our programs for children and adults with intellectual and physical disabilities and special needs. Through the gracious support of this organization, thousands of "God's Special Children" will enjoy a better life and allow their parents and care-givers to benefit from needed respite in caring for their loved ones.

STAR VOLUNTEER - Jessica Serna

Jessica Serna is a new volunteer for SKSF.  At Adult Services she washes windows, cleans the parking lot, pulls trash out of the bushes, heats up lunches at our adult program, interacts with the clients, does filing, prepares walls for painting, etc...  She does it all and is very happy while she is doing it!  She donated 40 hours of her time in one month alone!!

Thank you for all your dedication and hard work!  
YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE!


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Interested in volunteering with SKSF?

Contact Janel O'Hayre at 719-203-3432 or email at jo'hayre@sksfcolorado.org for opportunities.


COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT -  Sunwater Spa
Kat Tudor & Gera Dmitriev of SunWater Spa

Folks from SunWater Spa have generously donated time each week since the beginning of 2016 teaching calming yoga techniques and music therapy to our clients in our Joey's Place adult program.  Kat Tudor, and Gera Dmitriev have our clients singing and meditating and they respond to the calming interactions.

We greatly appreciate their contributions to our organization and the individuals we serve. Visit their website at http://www.sunwaterspa.com/ for more information about their wonderful services.





UPCOMING EVENTS

SIBSHOPS
February 11, 2017
1:00pm - 3:00pm

at Brush Strokes
308 W Filmore Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80907

 
Sibshops is a monthly program run by SKSF connecting and supporting siblings of children with disabilities (grades K-6th), helping them recognize a community of peers in similar situations. Through fun and age appropriate activities with their peers, they develop bonds, understanding and a support group all their own.

During the February workshop, parents can drop o ff their kiddos at Brush Strokes (& pick up as well) - w e will be painting a ceramic piece!

Advanced Registration is required and space is limited!  Sibshops is sponsored by   The Arc Pikes Peak Region.

For future dates, to print a flyer, or to be placed on our E-mailing list contact: 
Julie at 719-375-9285or 
Linda at 719-447-8983 x19 or lellegard@sksfcolorado.org.
 

Don't miss this annual traditional SKSF fundraising event!
REGISTER YOUR TEAM TODAY!

$30/person; $15/child - includes 2 games of bowling, shoe rental, goodie bag & participation in contest prizes and drawing.

All proceeds from this event help support programming for 
children & adults with disabilities and their families.



SKSF is seeking sponsorships for our upcoming 2017 events.  Sponsorships range from $250-$5000 supporting our Bowlathon, BBQ, Blues & Brews and Night of Comedy events.  If interested, please visit our website for details or contact Kasi Dwyer, Events and Fundraising Manager at 719-447-8983 or kdwyer@sksfcolorado.org.  

Without YOU these events wouldn't be possible!
Thank you for your consideration.