New Technology Grant Supports Resident Programming!
Heinzerling Community recently was the recipient of a $10,000 grant from the Good Shepherd Foundation of Ohio. These funds provided our organization with the resources to purchase the TAPit Interactive Platform. This specialized technology equipment will provide our residents with many opportunities for enhanced learning and development. This will include hands-on activities such as virtual art instruction, touch-enabled games, and learning apps, storytelling, switch videos, music instruction, movie nights, and video face-time with loved ones.
This grant support will have a significant impact on Heinzerling residents and open up a whole new world to learn about and explore. In addition, the TAPit will allow our residents to participate in one-on-one video calls with their loved ones. This has become even more important during the Coronavirus pandemic and will make it easier for parents who live further away from Heinzerling Community. We are very grateful to the Good Shepherd Foundation of Ohio for this generous support to assist our residents.
MARCH IS DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES MONTH!
To kick off developmental disabilities month Heinzerling Community staff and residents showed their pride by wearing orange in the month of March. This activity brought our community together and was a lot of fun for all involved. The theme this year for developmental disabilities month is “Inclusion is within everybody’s abilities”.
OFF THE WALL SUCCESS!
This year’s Off the Wall gala was a huge success with more than $125,000 raised for Heinzerling resident programs! We would like to thank all of our community supporters, resident families, staff, volunteers, and corporate sponsors who came out to be a part of this very important event. This year featured very unique resident artwork and auction items that sold for record amounts, including a beach house getaway selling for $7,250! A very special thank you to COHatch for donating this amazing live auction item.
In addition we are very grateful to all of our event sponsors this year. We could not do this without your generous commitment. Lead Event Sponsors: AVI Foodsystems, Grange Insurance, Huntington Bank, Kegler Brown Hill + Ritter, L.A. Venneri, Inc., North Coast Design Build, Plante Moran, Qual-Med Supply, and Skilled Care Pharmacy-Major Sponsors: Colleen Nissl and Roger Sugarman, Medical Mutual, Quantum Health, and Rachel Fischbach Family-Supporting Sponsors: Gallagher, Harper & Co. CPA’s, Heidelberg Distributing Co., Minuteman Press Dublin, Oxer Capital, Roetzel, U.S. Bank, Wanner Metal Worx, and Worthington A.M. Rotary. Lastly, thank you to 92.3 WCOL for being our media sponsor, and Angela An for being our Master of Ceremonies.
LEAPING INTO SPRING!
Residents at Heinzerling Community have wasted no time this spring getting out into the community to do some of their favorite activities. From concerts on the green at the Grandview Library to playing Buddy Ball to attending the Columbus Zoo and Columbus Crew games, our residents and staff are ready to be in the outdoors again! In addition, we enjoyed several outdoor activities at Heinzerling including an Easter egg hunt at the Outdoor Sensory Park, hiking, and biking around the Heinzerling Community grounds. We are looking forward to getting the community garden planted and camping out soon. Also, this summer we have plans to have a big Summer Party and attend the Hilliard Pool. These community outings would not be possible without the generous support of our donors. THANK YOU!
Recently Heinzerling Community was awarded the 2018 Columbus Gives Back Partner of the Year award! We were very honored to receive this special award and grateful to have such great volunteers from this fantastic organization visit us to spend time with our residents each month. A special thanks to the Heinzerling Community volunteer and activities coordinators who plan so many well designed and fun activities for the residents and Columbus Gives Back to participate. Some of these include adaptive board games, drumming, and outdoor concerts. Our residents are so lucky to meet and form great friendships with these outstanding community members. We look forward to seeing Columbus Gives Back every third Wednesday of the month!
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