Friday, April 28, 2017

Good News Friday!

Today, I’d like to highlight a couple of Imagine! employees who not only do great work for our organization, but who have also been recognized for their work supporting our community in other ways as well.

Since April 23-29 is National Volunteer Week, I figure I should start with Keith Kosiek, a long time employee at our CORE/Labor Source team (he’s celebrating his 18th Anniversary there next week!). Keith also volunteers as a chaplain at Avista Adventist Hospital in Louisville, and earlier this week he received the President’s Volunteer Service Award and a Lifetime Achievement Award for his volunteer work there.

The President's Volunteer Service Award is an initiative of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and is administered by Points of Light. Through a shared mission of inspiring more to answer the call to service, the President's Volunteer Service Award celebrates the impact we can all make in bettering our communities and our world.

Keith is pictured below with his mother and his awards.

Kudos are also in order for Chris DiRosa, who is the Site Supervisor at Imagine!’s Charles Family SmartHome in Longmont. Chris has been selected to receive the Longmont Rotary Club’s 2017 Citizen Compassion Award for his outstanding efforts in the Longmont community.

Chris was chosen for this honor by the Longmont Rotary Club for being someone who exemplifies “Service Above Self,” demonstrating the five levels of compassion: Love, Empathy, Understanding, Gratitude of all things, and Giving selflessly of oneself for the happiness of all beings.

Even the picture below demonstrates why Chris is being recognized in this way. In it, Chris and a couple of fellow SmartHome staffers make a powerful statement about the use of the “R-Word” and offer a fantastic alternative.

Congrats to Keith and Chris. Thanks for showing our community the very best that Imagine! has to offer.