Annual Award Winners and Nominees

Drawing Contest

The 2013 Annual Awards Ceremony was a success! With almost 300 people in attendance on the evening of Tuesday, May 21st, we filled the conference center at the Seasons Lodge in Nashville, IN. Guests included customers, staff, family members and guardians, volunteers, board members, donors, sponsors, community partners, and many others. Awards were presented and the 2012 Annual Report was presented looking back on the year past, the first full year as LIFEDesigns.

Many individuals were honored for their service to LIFEDesigns, their support of the agency and for the way they live in and contribute to the community around them. While we were only able to mention the winners of the awards at the event, we want to recognize the nominees as well. Below are the winners and nominees for every award given out at the ceremony.

Disability Awareness Month Drawing Contest Winners

  

Above are the award winning drawings. Click here to see more about the student winners of the LIFEDesigns Disability Awareness Month Essay and Drawing Contest.           

Congratulations to all our winners and nominees!

Summer Camp Scholarships Needed

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Can you help us support our Kids LEAP Summer Camp?

    
$500 will provide a scholarship to help a child with a disability attend the 2013 Kids LEAP Summer Camp!

From generous donors like you, we are asking for….

  • 10 people to provide a scholarship for a child this summer for $500
  • Or 20 people to provide a scholarship for a child this summer for $250

All gifts, in any amount, are appreciated and will make a big difference to a child who is able to attend camp because of your help. Your gift provides safe, qualified and professional care for children with disabilities over the summer. Can you provide a scholarship?

HERE’S HOW TO GIVE: Please click the “DONATE NOW THROUGH NETWORK FOR GOOD” button on the right hand side of this page and donate securely through Network for Good. You can also mail a check made out to LIFEDesigns to LIFEDesigns, Inc., 200 E. Winslow Rd., Bloomington, IN 47401 with “Kids LEAP” in the memo. If you would like to, you can click here to download a donation card to mail in with your check or to give by credit card through the mail.

Kids LEAP is an inclusive summer camp for children with and without disabilities. What makes it unique? 

EXPERTISE
Working with people with different abilities: it’s what we do!

FLEXIBILITY
Kids attend any day/time during the week according to the family’s needs!

COMMUNITY FOCUS
Our activities get kids out and about as much as possible!

FRIENDSHIPS
Getting kids together is important to us, because we value social skills!

CHANGE
We want Kids’ LEAP to be the fresh, new alternative to a boring summer!

This year we are trying something new! For the summer of 2013, we are partnering part-time with the Boys & Girls Club at the Crestmont location to do some joint activities with them! We will still provide LIFEDesigns qualified, professionally trained staff to work with the children with disabilities who come to Kids LEAP through LIFEDesigns. However, this partnership will provide more than we have been able to provide in the past, allowing the program to be more inclusive, joining children with disabilities with children without a disability.

We will spend 2 to 3 days a week doing some joint activities with the Boy & Girls Club, using their facilities and resources, which are supported by their generous donors. Due to our high ratio of qualified, professionally trained staff to Kids LEAP children, we will be able to provide quality support to children with disabilities while including them in some of the fun curriculum that the Boys & Girls Club specializes in. We believe this partnership will be good for both groups, Kids LEAP and the Boys & Girls Club at Crestmont, and will help us build a more inclusive community.

LIFEDesigns provides transportation, food, supplies, space and qualified professional staff for Kids LEAP. We provide services to children with disabilities with Medicaid or a Medicaid Waiver for no charge to the families. However, there are some children that come to us who do not have Medicaid or a Medicaid Waiver and must private pay. This is usually not very affordable for them. We are asking for individuals LIKE YOU to help us provide scholarships this summer for these children to come to the 2013 Kids LEAP Summer Camp.

  

Ready to give? Can you give $500 to sponsor a child throughout the summer to come to our 2013 Kids LEAP Summer Camp. From generous donors like you, we are asking for….

  • 10 people to provide a scholarship for a child this summer for $500
  • Or 20 people to provide a scholarship for a child this summer for $250

All gifts, in any amount, are appreciated and will make a big difference to a child who is able to attend camp because of your help. Your gift provides safe, qualified and professional care for children with disabilities over the summer. Can you provide a scholarship?

Again, HERE’S HOW TO GIVE: Please click the “DONATE NOW THROUGH NETWORK FOR GOOD” button on the right hand side of this page and donate securely through Network for Good. You can also mail a check made out to LIFEDesigns to LIFEDesigns, Inc., 200 E. Winslow Rd., Bloomington, IN 47401 with “Kids LEAP” in the memo. If you would like to, you can click here to download a donation card to mail in with your check or to give by credit card through the mail.

THANK YOU!!

   

Annual Awards May 21st

Awards Table 2012

     

The nominations are in! Customers, staff and volunteers have been nominated to recognize them for the work they have done for us in 2012. Don’t forget to mark your calendars for our Annual Awards Ceremony on May 21st where you will find out the winners and all nominees will be recognized.

The 2013 LIFEDesigns Annual Awards Ceremony

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 5:30pm

Seasons Lodge, Nashville, IN

Social Hour will begin at 5:30pm, Dinner at 6:00pm and the Program at 7:00pm, ending no later than 8:30pm

Nominations for Annual Awards

Awards Table 2012

We want to say THANK YOU!

Nominate customers, staff and volunteers to recognize them for the work they have done for us in 2012:

LIFEDesigns‘ Annual Awards Nomination Form 2013

And don’t forget to mark your calendars for our Annual Awards Ceremony held in Nashville, IN at the Season Lodge Tuesday, May 21st! Social Hour will begin at 5:30pm, Dinner at 6:00pm and the Program at 7:00pm, ending no later than 8:30pm.

It is time to recognize the people who have been instrumental in LIFEDesigns’ success this past year. Have you nominated someone yet?

This year’s LIFEDesigns Annual Awards Ceremony 2013 will be held in
Nashville, IN at The Seasons Lodge in the evening on Tuesday, May 21st.

An invitation will follow shortly, but right now we need your help nominating customers, staff and volunteers for the work they have done in 2012 for LIFEDesigns.

Please review the nomination form and think about those individuals who have made a difference to LIFEDesigns. Nominate as many people as you’d like by making copies of the form, filling it out completely for each nominee, and returning it to LIFEDesigns by Friday, May 3, 2013. Remember, all nominees will be recognized during the Annual Awards Ceremony. LIFEDesigns Leadership Team, a group comprised of customers, Direct Service Professionals, and other staff members will appoint a sub-committee to review the nominations and determine which nominees shall receive the awards.

The link to the form is above. Please save the form to your computer and then e-mail it as an attachment to srinne@lifedesignsinc.org. You can also bring it to LIFEDesigns at 200 E. Winslow Rd, Bloomington, IN 47401 or 1531 13th St., Suite 2530, Columbus, IN 47201. You may also fax forms to LIFEDesigns at (812) 332-1186. Nomination forms are DUE no later than Friday, May 3rd.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us via phone at (800) 875-9615. You may also e-mail your questions of concerns to Suzi at srinne@lifedesignsinc.org or Bert at bclemons@lifedesignsinc.org. Thanks in advance for helping us identify the volunteers, staff, and customers who deserve some extra special attention!

With appreciation,

Leslie Abshier, Development

You Eat, They Donate!

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Eat at Noodles & Co. on Kirkwood in Bloomington on Tuesday, April 23rd from 5pm to 9pm and BRING THIS COUPON BELOW with you and Noodles will donate 25% of you sale! Print it out from HERE, from our Facebook page or pick them up at our office at 200 E. Winslow Rd., Bloomington, IN. Help us out by doing something you love! Eating grrrrrrreat food at Noodles & Co.!

Help us spread the word! Go to www.facebook.com/lifedesignsinc and re-post what we have shared about this event! Invite your friends on Facebook to this event as well. The more people we can get at Noodles that night the better! Our goal is 80 people, but can you help us get more than that? We think so! Let’s see how many people we can get!

 

 

 

LIFEDesigns’ Spring Newsletter

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Spring is here and so is the LIFEDesigns Letter: Our Newsletter to the LIFEDesigns Community. We want to keep you up-to-date on what we are doing, working with people with disabilities to become more independent. Check out what we have been up to by reading our latest Newsletter.
 
In the Spring Newsletter you will find:
 
  • An article by CEO Susan Rinne about the year ahead
  • Pictures and recap from the Holiday Party
  • A recap of the Week and Art of Chocolate
  • Crawford Apartments Groundbreaking
  • Columbus Open House
  • Monthly Awards to Staff and Customers
  • Celebrating our First Anniversary
  • Disability Awareness Month
  • Dine-to-Donate Fundraisers
  • MLK Jr. Day Volunteers
  • Information about our Annual Awards Ceremony coming up
Want to read more?
 
 
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