Friday, November 16, 2018

Good News Friday!

Today, I’d like to offer my sincere thanks to Dave Query, who is once again treating individuals served by Imagine! and their families to a traditional turkey dinner on Thanksgiving Day. This is the 15th year Dave has hosted this event, which will again be at Zolo Southwestern Grill, 2525 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder.

There are three seatings, and all three have filled up already! In all, more than 350 people will benefit from Dave's amazing generosity.

Dave Query is the owner of Big Red F Restaurant Group, including restaurants Centro Latin Kitchen, Jax Fish House – Boulder, Denver, Fort Collins, Glendale, and Kansas City, LoLa Coastal Mexican, Post Brewing Company, West End Tavern, and Zolo Grill.

Dave is donating the makings for a delicious dinner with all the trimmings, and the wait staff is volunteering its time. There is no charge for the meal, and no tips are necessary.

Thanks to Dave and the Zolo staff for making it a Thanksgiving to remember for individuals served by Imagine!.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

British Blogger Asks - "And What Do You Do?"

Occasionally I stumble across blogs that speak to me in one way or another. Recently I read a post from the blog “Tales From Serviceland” about how difficult it can be to explain what Direct Support Professionals do – or more to the point, the “why” of what they do.

Anyway, it got me thinking big thoughts and so I thought I’d share the post of a comrade in the I/DD world from across the pond.

Check it out here

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Technology Tuesday

Anyone involved in services knows how complicated it can be just to get started. Imagine! is always working on ways to make the lives of the people we serve, and their families, just a little bit easier.

A perfect example is the new “Get Started” intake page on our website.

A team of Imagine! employees has undertaken the task of making getting started in services a whole lot easier by creating this portal on our website. The portal has links to information and necessary forms to be filled out for people new to services, broken down by age and by program.

Navigating the system of I/DD services in Colorado is incredibly challenging for families and people in services. Imagine! is determined to ease that burden, and this site is a great first step (both literally and figuratively).

Special thanks to Imagine! Intake Navigator Brynn Conroy and Imagine! Webmaster Jared Brannan for their hard work and dedication to this project.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Good News Friday!

Tomorrow, Mandy Kretsch (who accepts services from Imagine!) is hosting a Book Signing party in honor of her new book "Mandy's Collection of Short Stories." Come support Mandy and get your very own copy of the book signed! There will be a limited number of books available to purchase.

If you can’t make it but still want to purchase a book, click here:

Here are the basic details:

Mandy Kretsch Book Signing 
Saturday, November 10; 1-3pm 
Meadows Branch Library 4800 Baseline Rd, Boulder 80302 

This book makes for a great holiday gift!

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Technology Tuesday

Today I’d like to thank the Albertsons/Safeway Foundation, which recently awarded Imagine! with a $5,000 grant to support Imagine!’s CORE/Labor Source (CLS) program by increasing tech support for job placement and on the job supports. The grant will be used to purchase iPads which can help individualize the supports offered by CLS.

Thank you, Alberstons/Safeway Foundation, for your commitment to helping create a world of opportunity for all abilities.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Vote Imagine!

Imagine! made it to the 2nd round in the Plante Moran Gives Charity Contest - thanks to YOU! 

Now we need your help again. Vote every day from today through November 7, to keep us in the TOP TEN, so we can qualify for the final round.

Click here to vote now.

Please share this and encourage your friends and followers to vote for us as well. Thanks for your help!

Friday, November 2, 2018

Good News Friday!

Come to Boulder’s Pearl Street Mall on November 10 and 11 to kick off the holiday season with unique gifts and handmade treasures by local artisans. Imagine!'s CORE/Labor Source artists will be there selling their work. This free holiday shopping event will include great live music, a free holiday craft design area, and fun for the whole family. Deck the Mall is donating a portion of their vendor fees to the Imagine! Foundation.