Respite Care had a summer full of art projects, themed games and countless trips to the garden; the kiddos and staff have stayed busy. We can't believe our summer is coming to an end!
Respite Care Program Update - Fall 2020
Some aspects of Respite Care have looked a little bit different this summer—wellness checks, face masks, social distancing, and implementation of other recommended safety measures. But many things have looked exactly the same—dedicated staff members joyfully welcoming children, children excited about seeing their friends, and Respite Care’s resilience and ability to adapt. This fall, we are excited to offer children and their families support by assisting with remote learning on site at Respite Care through October 16th. We are working to ensure that our team is prepared to help families by facilitating some remote schoolwork activities at Respite Care. We will also continue to offer child care, weekend care, overnight care, and traditional respite care services. We have been through quite the journey together so far this year, and appreciate the tremendous part our community has played in helping Respite Care continue to achieve our mission to serve children and their families.
Mark your Calendars!
Friday, September 18th:
Charity Golf Tournament
Grab your clubs and join Mountain Secure Systems as they play a round of golf at Pelican Lakes Golf Course while supporting Respite Care! Huge thanks to Matt Rogers for making this possible; we are so grateful for your support of Respite Care!
Save the date! The 38th Annual Respite Care Holiday Ball is set for Saturday, November 21st, 2020. The Respite Ball Committee is hard at work planning a wonderful evening to celebrate our community and highlight Respite Care's mission. While we are still working out the details of what the event will look like this year, we know the Respite Care Ball will continue to be an inspirational evening full of impact for Respite Care families. Stay tuned for further announcements! Contact Abbi@respitecareinc.org with any questions.
We are Hiring!
We are looking for more rock star Child Care Specialists to join our team! Click the button below for the job description & application or for more information.
You can support Respite Care as you do your normal grocery shopping at King Soopers or City Market with your loyalty card! It's as simple as this - log into your King Soopers or City Market account and search for Respite Care Inc (or use the code FY860) under the "Community Rewards" tab, and click enroll. Then, every time you shop, King Soopers/City Market donates a portion of the sales to Respite Care!
Meet our Respite Family!
Sam has been working at Respite Care for over two and a half years. His favorite part about Respite Care is playing basketball with the Rocks and Boulders, and seeing how happy the kiddos are when they are playing! When he's not working at Respite, Sam studies Human Development at CSU and plans to graduate this December. Fun fact: Sam was on the CSU Hockey team! Sam is a rockstar staff and we are so grateful he is a part of our team.
Susie is one of our Pebbles, and has been coming to Respite Care for about 4 years. While she is here, she is always giggling and wanting to hold hands with staff and play games in the gym! Outside of Respite Care, Susie's parents say that she loves to hike and explore new places, listen to music, splash in puddles, go for walks with her dog, and go for wagon rides! We love having you as a part of our Respite family, Susie!
National Charity League
National Charity League has partnered with Respite Care for many years to provide amazing and compassionate volunteers for our programs. In the past, NCL has helped out with Respitalities, Summer Day Camp, School Out Days, and so much more! This summer they are helping us out by keeping our garden in tip-top shape by weeding. We are so thankful for all the amazing hard work that the NCL volunteers have shown over the years!
Other Ways to be Involved with Respite Care
Join our Giving Society- The Respite Care Giving Society is an opportunity for donors to make a long-term commitment to our organization; sustainable funding is what allows us continue to do what we do year after year! For more information, e-mail Lauren at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer - Our child care volunteers are not operating at full capacity yet, but we are working on opportunities for volunteers to support children with distance learning, as well as in other ways. Contact our Volunteer Manager, Amanda, at email@example.com with any questions!
Make a Donation - Your donation directly supports our mission in Larimer County; providing specialized care to children with developmental disabilities, and enhancing the quality of life for the entire family.
Respite Care, Inc. is a nonprofit organization in Larimer County that provides short term, quality care for children with developmental disabilities, giving respite to their families, and enhancing the quality of life for the entire family. We believe that a child with a disability is a child first and that his or her challenges are secondary. With this mission and philosophy in mind, Respite Care strives to create an interactive, stimulating and safe environment that addresses the physical, emotional, social and mental needs of each individual child.