Friday, September 17, 2010

Good News Friday!

Today I’d like to put the spotlight on a young man who receives services from Imagine!. But I’d like to recognize him not because of what Imagine! has done for him, instead, I'd like to recognize him because of what he has done for Imagine!.

In the spring of 2009, Joe Hansen joined Imagine!’s Board of Directors. “One of the Board’s goals is to help find ways to improve services, and I want to be a part of that. A challenge for the Board is to balance looking out for the best interest of the client, while also considering what is best for our entire community,” he told us at the time.

As a person who receives services from Imagine!, Joe brings an invaluable insight to the Board of Directors that strengthens the Board’s ability to serve consumers and their families.

Joe’s participation and counsel on the Board would be enough reason to highlight him in this blog, but recently Joe helped Imagine! in another, and very impressive, way.

Joe has worked at the Safeway in Louisville for eight years. A couple of months back, Joe and his mother both wrote letters of support for a grant request made by the Imagine! Foundation to Safeway. Joe and his mom must be some writers, because Safeway recently presented the Imagine! Foundation with a check for $10,000!

In the picture to the right, Kris Staaf (left), Safeway's Regional Director of Public Affairs & Government Relations, is presenting the check. That’s Joe in the middle and I’m on the right.
Joe’s efforts on behalf of Imagine! demonstrate perfectly the contributions the individuals we serve can bring to their community if given the opportunity.

On behalf of all of Imagine!, I would like to offer my sincere thanks to Joe.

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