Community Connections

Community Connections

A brighter future

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Recently, I (Elaina, CLI’s marketing director) had the chance to attend a meeting of the Frederick Women’s Civic Club (shoutout to Gina Opatovsky for the invitation). This organization, a chapter of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, does great work right here in Frederick. At that meeting, Ed Hinde of SHIP (Student Homelessness Initiative Project), gave a short presentation about what SHIP does for the young people in our community who have no homes. Being in the presence of such amazing people who do such meaningful...

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Need a great gift for Valentine’s Day? We’ve got you covered

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Valentine’s Day is just over a month away. If you aren’t sure what to get for your special someone, don’t fret — we’ve got you covered! For as little as $3, you can enter to win a $25 gift card at The Candy Kitchen, and $30 in gift cards to Frederick Florist. You can’t go wrong with candy and flowers on Valentine’s Day! For just $5 a ticket, you can enter to win a couple’s adventure at Clue IQ, an escape room right here in Frederick. And, for only $7 a ticket, you can try your hand at winning a...

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The power of social media

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When you think about it, it really is amazing just how powerful social media is. Granted, it can (and has) caused a world of problems. But let’s just take a moment to consider how useful social media can be for doing good in our community: Rally your friends to make a difference. Through the advent of social media, it’s easier than ever to spread the word about fundraising events in which you’re taking part. Participating in a charity walk? You can raise funds by posting about it on social media. Just found out about a great...

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Another year; 365 more chances

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What were your resolutions for 2017? Did you promise to be more patient? To make more time for what truly matters? Did you make good on those resolutions? At the end of every year, we look back on the events of the last 12 months and assess our progress in life. We measure our successes and our failures — every day gets a score; each event is given a value. Did we accomplish everything we set out to? Did we make the people around us proud? Did we make ourselves proud? There’s so much pressure placed on individual years. We give...

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The greatest gifts

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The holiday season is pretty special. It’s the one time of year that everyone seems focused on one thing: giving. Whether it’s giving gifts to friends and family or making charitable donations to causes we’re passionate about, this season is all about doing for others. There’s really nothing like seeing the expression on a loved one’s face when they open the present you gave them — that one thing you know they really wanted. The feeling of making a positive difference in someone’s life is so powerful....

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Employment First!

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  You’ve probably heard us talk a lot about Employment First. This is a really important initiative that organizations like CLI are taking part in to help make our community more inclusive.  The basis of Employment First is the belief that integrated employment should be the first option for people with significant disabilities. Inclusion is what makes this possible. If you have any questions about our Employment First efforts, or what they mean, feel free to contact us at...

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WhatsUp Community Expo TONIGHT!

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  It’s November 7 and, here at CLI, that can only mean one thing: It’s time for the first WhatsUp Community Expo at the Delaplaine Arts Center! We’ve been excited about this move for weeks. The Expo started out as the Community Forum Night, a monthly networking event held on the first Tuesday of every month at the C. Burr Artz Library. We had 12 months of amazing events at the library, but we ultimately outgrew the space. We’re so grateful to the Delaplaine Arts Center for welcoming our program and partnering with...

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Here’s what’s coming up in November!

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Thank you to everyone who made our October amazing by donating to our Candy Campaign! We raised over $1,000, and we are so very grateful for the incredible support of our community. We hope you enjoy the candy we sent you, especially today! It’s so hard to believe it’s already November! 2017 has just flown by. Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away and, pretty soon, we’ll be ushering in a new year. But, we still have two months to go before 2018, and we’ve got a ton of events coming up to make the rest of the year...

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Follow us on social media!

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Happy Tuesday! Did you know we’re on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram? We’d love to stay connected and let you know what CLI has going on in the community, and the best way for us to do that is through social media. Take a minute to head on over and “like” our Facebook page, and follow us on Instagram and Twitter to stay up to date. Thank you and we look forward to connecting on social...

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Special thanks!

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We love our community! Yes, we’ve said that before, but it certainly bears repeating. And this week, we have an even greater reason to be thankful. This summer, we applied for a grant through the Safeway Foundation. Last week, we were thrilled to learn that our application was accepted, and we were awarded a grant for $5,000 to be used toward groceries. We spend almost a quarter of a million dollars in groceries every year, and every dollar donated makes a difference to lighten that financial burden. Thank you to the Safeway Foundation...

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