The Start of Back to School- July 2018
It may still feel like summer outside, but it is officially the start back to school season here at Flat Rock Care Center. As we prepare to send some of our individuals back to school, we continue to have many of our residents going to either our Adult Day Program or to their jobs. We had a lot going on during July, so here is a wrap up of everything!
We had quite a few volunteer groups come through this month and help us with an abundance of tasks! (Photos below)
At the beginning of the month, we had a couple of awesome volunteers from Flat Rock Ebenezer United Methodist Church come in and help us assemble our Back to School mailer that many of you may have received! They worked for two days in a row to make sure that the mailer went out on time.
Last week, we had two awesome Mission Teams come to campus and help us cross so many things off of our to-do list. The Wellington First United Methodist Church came in and helped us fill in holes in the yard where trees used to be, they also cleaned and reorganized our activities closet and classroom. These may not seem like huge tasks, but they were quite the undertaking and this group knocked it out of the park! We also had a team from Reach Out come in and help us out. They continued to fill in holes in the yard, as well as weeded and trimmed all of our landscaping. They also tackled the job of cleaning some of our windows. These kids worked hard for us and helped us check things off the to-do list that have been on there for over a year!
We are still gearing up for #GivingTuesday! We have huge plans for it and we’re so excited to share them with you soon. The Quilt Auction is coming up in 2019! If you’re interested in donating a quilt, let us know and we can send you more information.
Items We Need
We are still in need of adult bicycle helmets! We have bicycles on campus that our residents love to ride, but they can’t do it without helmets. The color isn’t important to us, but they do have to be new.
We are also looking for generic wall phones. As long as they’re in working order, these can definitely be used items! Any donated item can be shipped to us or brought out to the Care Center Campus.
Thank you to everyone in the community who helps us at Flat Rock Homes. We appreciate your donations, time, and prayers more than you could know. And as always, for the most up to date information check our website at www.flatrockhomes.org and all of our social media at @FlatRockHomes.
The mission of Flat Rock Homes is to provide outstanding services which transform lives of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families and persons with critical needs through a dedication to caring and excellence that demonstrates Christian values.
The vision of Flat Rock Homes is to be a model organization which creates caring communities of excellence that support life-long services to persons with developmental disabilities, their families and persons with critical needs while maintaining a sound financial position.
Primary Value: All people are defined by their own strengths, abilities, and inherent value.
Value Statements: These values which guide Flat Rock Homes mission to this day are an expression of the vision and intent of our Christian founders.
Respect: Treat everyone in our diverse community, including those we serve, their families and colleagues, with dignity.
Compassion: Provide a culture of caring, treating those we serve, and family members with sensitivity and empathy.
Integrity: Adhere to the highest standards of professionalism, ethics and personal responsibility, worthy of trust.
Achievement: Inspire hope and nurture the fullest potential of the whole person, respecting physical, emotional and spiritual needs.
Teamwork: Value the contributions of all, blending the skills of individual staff members in unsurpassed collaboration.
Excellence: Deliver the best outcomes and highest quality service through the dedicated effort of every team member.
Innovation: Infuse and energize the organization, enhancing the lives of those we serve, through the creative ideas and unique talents of each team member.
Stewardship: Sustain and reinvest in our mission and extended communities by wisely managing our human, natural and material resources.
Community: Engage in collaboration with community members and organizations for service provision and advocacy.