HOBART | In honor of National Volunteer Week, Center for Possibilities held a reception on Wednesday, April 24, to recognize those who dedicate time to helping children and adults with developmental disabilities. Volunteers were treated to refreshments and received a certificate of appreciation in recognition of their inspiration and priceless service to the organization.
Executive Director Renae Brantley presented the "Shirt Off Your Back Award" which recognizes volunteers who are willing to do anything possible to assist the Center in their efforts to improve the quality of life for individuals with developmental disabilities, even give the shirt off their back. A certificate of appreciation and specially designed t-shirt were awarded to Deanna Paras and Donald Sickles, both of Hobart, and Merrillville resident George Murray.
The following individuals also were honored for their volunteer efforts: Joseph Benjamin, Cary Brooks, Jim Burns, Daniel Capron, Carrie Damron, Valerie DeBusk, George Frencl, Kevin Gale, Alec Garcia, Brandon Grelle, William Hahn, James Holcomb, Richard Hutter, Paul Kloth, John Kmetz, Paul LaRitz, Nicole Laskowsky, Brent Martinson, Jennifer McCord, Nikkol McCord, Cathy Nelson, Louidajean Payton, Olivia Perez, Todd Pflughoeft, Timothy Spisak, Patricia Starbuck, Rachel Stinson, Tyler Tetzloff, Jacque Waisanen, Paul Waisanen, and Andrew Wieglus. Also honored were the Awestruck Project of Trinity Lutheran Church of Crown Point, Hobart High School Theater Department, Orak Shriners, the Slovak Club, White Lodging, and X-Press Printing and Copy.
Center for Possibilities is a private, state licensed child care center and adult day program with 50 plus years of experience serving children and adults with developmental disabilities. The Center provides full day, full year developmental preschool and toddler programs (ages 2-5) which also include individual, weekly therapy sessions, family support and nutrition programs. The Adult Learning Center (age 22 and older) offers full day, full year adult programs with a strong focus on the development of self-care and life skills and learning opportunities. For more information on Center for Possibilities and its services, visit www.centerforpossibilities.org or call 219-962-5751.