The kiddos at Respite Care love using their creative side to engage in art activities. The Child Care coordinators plan crafts that provide opportunities for imaginative thinking, growth, and enriching social interaction. Each activity has developmental benefits, utilizes fine motor skills, and builds confidence. The Pebbles, Rocks, and Boulders have enjoyed participating in activities recently such as building gingerbread houses, coloring Valentine's Day boxes, and water coloring.
Support Respite Care at Cold Stone!
Here's the scoop - Cold Stone in Fort Collins (on Harmony and Timberline) is expanding and adding 32 new flavors this week!
From Friday, February 26th through Sunday, February 28th, Cold Stone will be celebrating this expansion by donating 25% of proceeds to Respite Care.
Thank you, Cold Stone and our community for your generous support!
This tax season, state taxpayers will have the option to donate a portion of income tax refunds to a registered nonprofit of their choice. Our friends at Colorado Nonprofit Association have launched ReFUND CO, where information may be found about refund donations. Use our registration number 20033002486 and your gift will directly support Respite Care's work!
We are Hiring for Summer2021!
We are looking for more rock star Child Care Specialists to join our team for summer 2021! Click the button below for the job description & application or for more information.
Hannah has been with Respite Care for nearly two years and is usually working with the Pebbles, our youngest kiddos at Respite. She loves doing art projects with the kids to see the world through their eyes as they are painting! Outside of Respite Care, Hannah is taking a gap year at CSU and is planning to pursue Special Education or Elementary Education, and loves to paddle board, hammock, and bake. Hannah says she has "learned so much about patience, pure joy, love, and immense gratitude" while working with the kids at Respite Care.
Harper is a part of our Teen program, and has been attending Respite Care for over four years. Her Child Care coordinator says she loves to color, play Hide and Seek, dance to music, and build towers and forts with her friends from Respite. She can often be found singing songs to herself, and loves when staff members join in and sing with her. Outside of Respite, Harper loves to go swimming, play in the park, eat cake, play on her iPad, and do crafts. We love having Harper as part of our Respite family!
NoCo Young Men's Service League
NoCo Young Men's Service League is a group of mothers and their high school sons who serve together to impact their local community. They have been volunteering with Respite Care since early 2019 in a variety of capacities including helping with household projects, hanging out with kiddos for Respitalities, volunteering for field trips, and so much more! Most recently we were so fortunate to have them help move furniture for us. We are so thankful for all you so for Respite, NoCo YMSL!
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.