Month: December 2018

  • Ending the Year with a Holiday Party at CCB

    Ending the Year with a Holiday Party at CCB

    Stephannie, Brett, Myra and Delfina wrapping final gifts

    The Colorado Center for the Blind students, staff and seniors were deep into the holiday spirit for the final three weeks before the holiday break. We all wish the happiest of holidays to all in our CCB family!

    Even as this was being written, our Martial Arts teacher from ATA Karate Denver, Rachel, delivered a box of cookies and home-baked breads for everyone! She nearly had to remind everyone that those martial arts moves she taught them were for self-defense, not for fighting your way to the front of the line.

    Last Friday afternoon we delivered cookies and such to the City of Littleton Police , City Manager, Economic Development and Public Works offices.… Read the rest “Ending the Year with a Holiday Party at CCB”

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  • Our New Senior Team Has Its First Meeting

    Our New Senior Team Has Its First Meeting

    There was excitement in the Senior Resource Room this morning as Senior Services Director Duncan Larsen met with a reconstituted Senior Team. Joining her and Anahit LaBarre were Carina Orozco and Chris Parsons, who are filling the two positions left open by the departures of Chris Kinney and Wayne Marshall earlier this fall. Both women are graduates of our Independence Training Program (ITP) and have been teaching at the Center for several years.

    Four smiling women stand together in the Senior Resource Room
    Our new Senior Team held their first meeting together this morning. Left to right are Carina Orozco, Chris Parsons, Duncan Larsen and Anahit LaBarre. Carina and Chris will move full-time into their new positions in 2019.
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  • It’s #ColoradoGivesDay! Please make a donation to CCB!

    It’s #ColoradoGivesDay! Please make a donation to CCB!

    CCB Wreath with Freedom Bell centered and photos of People from each CCB Program area

    These are the faces of just a few who have benefitted from previous Colorado Gives Day donations. They range from ages 5 and up and their circumstances are all a bit different, but all have gained the skills and the confidence to “Take Charge with Self-reliance!”

    This year our Confidence Camp for Kids (CC4K) had 11 elementary school kids for this two-week day-camp. They worked on Braille and cane skills all the time, but also learned to make their own lunches, traveled on the light rail and bus, went canoeing and rock climbing and gained a peer group of other blind kids.… Read the rest “It’s #ColoradoGivesDay! Please make a donation to CCB!”

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  • Our Elf Encourages you to Make a Recurring #COGivesday18 Donation!

    Our Elf Encourages you to Make a Recurring #COGivesday18  Donation!

    Our elf encourages you to give a gift that lasts all year for Colorado Gives Day – set up a recurring monthly donation. It’s less pain for you and more gain for our students in their pursuit of independence and self-reliance! And by setting up a recurring donation on Dec. 4, the whole year’s total is eligible for a percentage of the $1 Million Incentive Fund from First Bank and the Community First Foundation. And thanks!

    Colorado Gives Day Logo

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