Friday, April 23, 2010

Good News Friday!

Imagine! is a community organization. All services provided by Imagine! reflect community values and lifestyles and support community integration. That is why it is so important for us to be out in the community and sharing information about the resources we have available to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.

Imagine!’s Public Relations team works to create awareness about Imagine! in variety of cost effective ways, including searching for public speaking opportunities or to have information booths at various community events. As a result, Imagine! is constantly out in the public letting folks know about the good work we do and how we can assist some of our most vulnerable citizens. Take a look at how, in just the past few months, Imagine! has engaged in a wide variety of public outreach efforts:

In December, Imagine! staff members presented to the Mental Health Center Serving Boulder and Broomfield counties, discussing Imagine! services and how they intersect with Mental Health Services, and to city employees at the Lafayette Public Library about interacting with individuals with developmental disabilities in the community.

In January, presentations and attendance at local fairs included participation in the Erie Business Expo and the Boulder High School Martin Luther King Day Resource Fair.

In February, Imagine! took part in the Naropa Non-Profit Resource Fair, the Longmont Chamber of Commerce’s Unity in the Community event, the Adams 12 School District Resource Fair, and the Alliance DD Day at the Capitol. In addition, Imagine! gave presentations to employees of the Mamie Doud Eisnehower Public Library in Broomfield. Like the previous library presentations in Lafayette, these presentations focused on how to interact with individuals with developmental disabilities in the community.

In March, Imagine! team members attended the Broomfield Community Foundation’s Heart of Broomfield event. Imagine! was a recipient of a grant from the Foundation and information was shared with attendees about how those funds were benefiting Broomfield citizens.

The public outreach continues. Next week, Imagine! will have an information booth at The Children’s Hospital Home Health Care Expo and early next month Imagine! will have a table at the Down Syndrome Educational Fund Symposium.

So don’t be surprised if you are at a community event somewhere and see that Imagine! has a presence there. We’re working hard to keep the community informed!

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