Thank YOU ‘fore’ your support!

VIP would like to thank everyone that golfed, sponsored, volunteered, donated in support of our organization through our annual golf outing. We had some rain, but overall it was a great day! We’re grateful to you for your generosity and time. We love what we do here and your support allows us to continue our work. Stay tuned for details on next year’s event!

   

Loveland Acres Farm Visit

Day Services returned to Loveland Acres Farm this Monday to continue our volunteer efforts. The group worked with the animals, cleared the garden of sticks, and planted tomato plants. More vegetables will be planted in the weeks ahead. Loveland Acres is quickly becoming a favorite Day Services destination. Thank you, Scarlet for this exciting experience and for the gift of your time!

       

Day Services Unveils ‘The VIP Yummies Cafe’

The Restaurant Project Board voted on Monday and determined that the Day Services Restaurant will be called The VIP Yummies Cafe. The group will continue to go through the steps and planning so they are ready for their big day. The excitement level is off the charts!
 

Return to Loveland Acres!

Late last week, Sara, Parker, Jolene, and Shari took a group of Day Services clients back to the farm. After spending time visiting and feeding the animals, they learned more about planting. This experience has generated a lot of interest and we are very appreciative of Scarlet’s enthusiasm and friendship!

   

Congdon Gardens

Mary, and Shari took a group of clients to Congdon Gardens last week. Positive friendships are so important so it was great for everyone to get outside and visit with each other while getting a little exercise too!

RESTAURANT PROJECT UPDATE #3

Our program assistants (Mary, Parker & Shari) started working with serving/cleanup committees for the restaurant project. Topics covered included proper hand-washing, order taking, and serving.

Restaurant Update #3

 

 

DAY SERVICES RESTAURANT PROJECT UPDATE

Sara and Jolene took Restaurant Project Board members for ice cream at Friends on the Square in Elkhorn. The group discussed the difference between store bought and homemade and have lined up a volunteer that will be showing the group how to make homemade ice cream so it can be a dessert for the restaurant project!    

   

VIP AT LOVELAND ACRES FARM

Day Service Clients started their volunteer efforts at the Loveland Acres Farm, with Scarlet. The group had an incredible time learning about the different animals. They fed baby goats, and the chickens. They discussed what the animals eat, and were able to work on socializing them so that the animals would become more comfortable with people. The group plans to help plant flowers in the garden on the next visit. Thank you Scarlet, for allowing us to learn about animals, and gardening in a fun new way.
We are going to be volunteering on the farm on Mondays, and Scarlet may come visit VIP as well.
             

Day Services Coffee Talk

Last week, Cheyanne inquired if the Day Services group was still going to go for coffee. They asked around within the group and found that several clients enjoyed previous outings. So off they went to McDonald’s in Elkhorn. They discussed different events in the area along with Parker’s recent Birthday, and Cheyanne’s upcoming Birthday. They met a new friend while there that works at Frank’s Piggly Wiggly. The group listened as their new friend talked about her job at Piggly Wiggly. Travis, was so excited about the conversation, he asked if the group could visit Frank’s in the future to see our new friend. Connections is what these trips are all about. We’re all social by nature and this is a great opportunity to introduce our clients to the community. #lifeatvip #lovewhatwedo #supportvip

Client Restaurant Project Kick Off

Last Friday Day Service “Board” meetings began for the upcoming client operated “Restaurant” project. The client group began the discussion about what type of menu they wanted to prepare. Everyone was offered time to express their opinions on the menu and after some discussion, they decided on a Breakfast meal, with a dessert. Next the group will form subcommittees for each stage of the planning and preparation of the meal to include shopping, meal prep, serving, and cleanup. Throughout this project, our Day Services team will focus on valuable life skills, such as budgeting, safe meal preparation, cleaning up after cooking, working together as a team, and going out into the community to get the supplies they need for a project like this. Stay tuned as we’ll post subsequent steps and photos as soon as possible!