In This Issue:

A Message from our Executive Director



New Staff

Pets of The Harford Center

Program Photos

Volunteer and Board Thanks!

Spooky Soiree Update

Community Shout Outs

Harford County Goings On

Happy Back

To School!

A Message from our Executive Director

As the summer comes to an end, I want to reflect back on all the fun we had at the Harford Center. Summer is a time to relax, reenergize, and reflect. For many of you, the fall signifies the beginning of the school year, new initiatives, and a change in pace. I hope that you can hang onto some of that “summer” feeling. Personally, I love the fall as a time of transition. At the Harford Center, we gear up in the fall for our big event- our Annual Spooky Soirée. If you haven’t had a chance to attend this “fun”raiser, I highly encourage you to buy tickets (see details in the Advocate). This event is a celebration of the Harford Center and an opportunity for us to raise funds to continue our mission. The mission of the Harford Center is our guidepost for all that we do.  From the staff to the Board of Directors, we are committed to providing the highest quality service that is individually tailored to meet the needs of all our participants. At the heart of our mission is CHOICE! I want to use this forum to talk about choice. It is our purpose to create an environment that allows people (participants, staff, volunteers) to choose how they spend their time when at the Harford Center. Staff are carefully matched based on their skills to work with participants that they are best able to support. Further, participants are asked everyday how they want to spend their time. We don’t use a “cookie-cutter” approach to programming. Every day is different and driven by the choices of the participants. Having choice in one’s life is a critical component to feeling satisfied and self-fulfilled. 

I wish everyone a great end of summer and beginning of a new season.  

The People We Support Love Animals, Too!

Thank You to Our Board and Management Team for Donating These School Supplies to Our Staff Members Who Have Children!

Thank You So Much To Our Volunteers From Isaac's Anorable Homes for A Wonderful Day of Painting! 

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Spooky Soiree Updates!

Sponsorships from $200-$7,500 are still available. Visit our website or reach out to Dinah to sponsor the event!

Early Bird Tickets are On Sale Now for only $60! Visit our event page to purchase tickets or learn more about the event!

We Still Need Donations for our Auction and Raffles! Click here to view our donations wish list! Reach out to Dinah to make a donation!

Thank You So Much To Our Generous Sponsors!

Community Shout Outs

Thank you to Brad's Farm Market for their generous donations of fresh fruits and vegetables, and for always treating with us with such kindness! 

Thank you to Jocelyn and Tony from Season's Pizza in Hickory for always being attentive to the needs of the people we support and making us feel so welcomed!

Harford County Goings On

It's that time of year again! Get ready for Harford County's Wheelchair Costume Workshop and Inclusive Trick or Treat! Every year, members of the community get together and build amazing Halloween costumes for children who use wheelchairs. Registration for participants ends September 9, so act soon if you would like a costume. 

Please consider volunteering or hosting a trunk for the trunk or treat. This event is truly inspiring and heartwarming. Learn more about it here.

There's still time to register for the 2022 Walk to End Alzheimer's in Aberdeen on October 1. Learn more here.

Harford County's Second Chance Job & Resource Fair for those impacted by incarceration is taking place on September 28 from 12 to 4. Employers will be present, as well as those who can help with housing, getting ID cards, accessing continuing education, expungement services, treatment and recovery, utility assistance, and more. Click here for more information. 

The Chesapeake Professional Women's Network's Fashion Show will be held on October 11. Please consider attending this event! It's a good time, and all proceeds are donated to local nonprofit organizations! Click here for tickets or more information!

Happy Back To School!

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