Special Neighbors, Inc
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Who we are...
Special Neighbors, Inc. is a private, non-profit, 501(c) (3) organization. It was established in 1978 to provide quality residential services to persons with developmental disabilities.
SPECIAL NEIGHBORS MARKS 35-YEAR MILESTONE
Special Neighbors could not have asked for a better day to celebrate our 35th Anniversary at the Burrus Old Mill Park in Blue Springs on Saturday, June 1st. We had a tremendous turnout for our celebration, with over 175 people attending the picnic. It was so good to see individuals from our past and present come together to celebrate 35 years of supporting individuals with developmental disabilities. We had food, face painting, games and time to visit with family members, staff, individuals we support and board members. We would like to say thank you to our volunteers from the National Benefits Center, the EEOC-Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the CMS Kansas City Regional Office. This was an amazing group of men and women that volunteered their time and money to make our event successful. We were also thankful to have Roma Bakery donate hot dog buns and Price Chopper donate cookies for the picnic. HyVee donated a gift card that we used to purchase needed items for our celebration. We also would like to thank Betty Hartwig, Valerie Fortel and Amy Berry for bringing food for our picnic. Thank you to everyone that attended our 35th Anniversary picnic and we can't wait to celebrate another milestone with you in the future!
Co-workers, friends and family gathered around Penny as they celebrated her retirement after 32 years of employment at Job One. Penny was the perfect example of a dedicated, loyal employee who faithfully served her employer. Penny and her friends enjoyed a reception with cake, punch and M&M's. The highlight of the day was when each co-worker took the time to congratulate Penny and wish her well. Many of Penny's friends and staff were there to celebrate with her as well. Penny is looking forward to her retirement days and the staff at Special Neighbors will continue to be there for her as her needs change.
Nick congratulating Penny on her retirement
As the holiday season approaches, we would like to thank you for your interest and commitment to Special Neighbors this past year; a commitment that is evident through your support.
We prepare for 2013 with anticipation, but also, with a degree of apprehension. In 2012, we celebrated many accomplishments in the lives of the individuals we support; such as construction of a new home for one couple, welcoming six new people into the Special Neighbors family, and even a visit from the Kansas City Chiefs cheerleaders at White Oaks.Read more: From Our House to Yours