Carey Services is hosting a night of celebration and positive impact on Saturday, April 23, 2022, from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm at The Tomahawk at Meshingomesia. The evening begins at 6:00 pm with a Cocktail/Social Hour followed by dinner and celebration at 7:00 pm. Please wear your best denim and diamond “bling” and come ready to celebrate and share about the positive impact we have made through the pandemic and beyond. We will celebrate with a dinner, awards and an unveiling of an awesome, bold and transformational project we are working on. Tickets are only $35/person. We would love to see you there. Please RSVP to April Scott on our team at 765.382.4829 or via firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2020 Expressions art event is getting closer. The COVID-19 pandemic has made us change the way Carey Services’ annual exhibition of creative expression is presented. It hasn’t, however, dampened the enthusiasm of the artists and staff in the Creative Hearts Art Studio.
Join us the week of Sept. 28 through Oct. 2 as we celebrate the work of the studio’s artists and staff through online presentations on our Facebook page. You’ll also be able to buy art pieces in the studio’s online store. And, in what has become an Expressions tradition, we’ll have an auction for selected art pieces. The auction this year also will be conducted online and run the entire week of the event. As always, the artists will receive 60 percent of all proceeds from art purchases.
You can find more details on the Expressions web page
Thank you to everyone who supported the 14th annual Carey Services Duck Race, which was presented this year by Marion General Hospital.
It’s been great to see the community support we’ve received in these unique times, and we truly appreciate all of you who sponsored this year’s race and/or bought duck tickets. Thank you also for tuning in to watch the Facebook Live broadcast from The Splash House. It was a great day to be at a water park … if only we could have taken a trip around the lazy river after we gathered the ducks after their annual swim. Hopefully next year, we can actually get wet.
Congratulations, too, to this year’s winners. The cash winners were: $1,000 cash – Angela Pennington, $500 cash – Mike Roorbach, $300 cash – Agricore, $200 cash – John Bottoms, $100 cash – Agricore. The door prize winners were: OGIO golf travel bag donated by John Jones – Kristie Butcher, Holiday World admission tickets – Gary Masiongale, Rolling golf caddy from Northwest Bank – Gary Masiongale, $30 in Visa gift cards – Peerless Printing, $15 in Visa gift cards – Doug Bryant.
As we put the ducks to bed for another year, the real race winners every year are the individuals we serve. Your generous support allows us to use the money raised through the race to continue turning abilities into opportunities.
The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority has again awarded Carey Services Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) tax credits to sell to donors.
Individuals and businesses who donate to Carey Services through NAP are able to take a tax credit on their Indiana state income tax return for 50 percent of the amount of the donation and reduce their tax liability to the state. Donors also are able to claim the donation on their federal tax returns. A minimum $100 donation must be made to be eligible for a tax credit.
The donations received through NAP will be used for agency’s early childhood education facilities and programming.
For more information on NAP credits, call Carey Services at (765) 668-8961, extension, 111, and ask for April Scott, business office and event coordinator, or send her an email at email@example.com.
Jim Allbaugh, Carey Services’ president and chief executive officer, has some thoughts to offer support to people in the community in this unique time and how you can help support the passionate front-line direct support professional heroes we have daily supporting the people we serve.
You can view the video here:
Get out your fedoras and spats or your flapper dresses and headbands and join us on March 7 as The ’20s Roar Again at Carey Services’ annual A Night at Carey dinner.
As part of National Disability Awareness Month, Carey Services conducts this dinner to present The Carey Awards, which celebrate the accomplishments of the individuals we serve, the staff members who support those individuals and community members and/or organizations who show dedication to the vision of seeing all people as equally valued. We’ll have ’20s-themed decorations and lots of opportunities for fun and celebration as we gather for the evening at Roseburg Event Center.
Tickets will be $75 a person, and we have opportunities for you to buy a table for you and your friends or to be an event sponsor. Click here for additional event information, and information on how to buy your tickets online.
It’s NAP time … No, we’re not talking about needing a rest from all the holiday festivities (although that’s not a bad idea), we’re talking about Neighborhood Assistance Program tax credits.
As you ponder your year-end financial status and donations, NAP credits mean 50 percent of your donation to Carey Services will be a state tax credit — not a deduction — and you also can count the donation toward federal tax deductions, if you itemize.
For more information about NAP credits and year-end donations, call Greg Maynard, director of fund development, at (765) 668-8961, ext. 124, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AWS Foundation staff visited Carey Services on Dec. 20 to present a check for the foundation’s recent $188,000 award to the agency for a Life Success Coach initiative. Shown are (right to left): Patti Hays, AWS Foundation CEO; Jim Allbaugh, Carey Services’ president and CEO; Joni Schmalzried, AWS Foundation chief program officer, and Greg Maynard, Carey Services’ director of fund development.
Carey Services’ leadership and several individuals the agency served joined with AWS Foundation to officially announce a $188,000 programming award.
The funds awarded will be used to create a curriculum focused on increasing the tools direct support professionals are provided when supporting Carey Services’ individuals with varying needs. The Life Success Coach initiative strives to get the highest level of outcomes for individuals by increasing the continuity of care through retention of experienced direct support professionals. DSPs are individuals trained to support those with disabilities. Increased DSP retention is a goal not only for Carey Services, but also other providers nationwide.
“We believe that, in properly executing this grant, we will see results at our organization in the form of even more positive outcomes for those we serve and decreased turnover of direct care employees,” said Jim Allbaugh, Carey Services’ president and chief executive officer. “We are extremely grateful to AWS Foundation for seeing the possibilities in our grant proposal and for deciding to support us with the funding to create this initiative.”
The grant award will fund research and curriculum development along with the hiring of a person to oversee the program. Patti Hays, CEO of AWS Foundation, said AWSF was intrigued by the creative approach Carey Services is proposing to address this issue. “Our hopes are that this pilot program will produce positive outcomes that can lead to program replication across the state.”
Carey Services staff members are planning to conduct a larger public event in the coming weeks to discuss the grant opportunity in more detail.
“We know we’re not alone in having people we serve – and those doing the serving – deal with challenging issues,” Allbaugh said. “We’re thankful AWS Foundation embraced our vision for a different way of looking at the challenge and is providing their support to work on a way to support others.”
Imagine a Carey Services where you can participate in the inaugural launch of the Innovation Fund!
What is the Innovation Fund? It is a means to support projects that foster creativity and collaboration, with the idea of helping Carey Services reach unprecedented levels of excellence and recognition, especially in the areas of building brighter futures and delivering world-class supports.
Please help move the Innovation Fund forward. Your gift to the fund will keep the life-transforming power of Carey Services strong in our community. Give now at www.careyservices.com/connect/donate.
At the first 2020 board meeting, board members will decide what project to direct the funds toward, and we will let you know the impact your gift has had.
We’re less than a week away from the annual Leading Men Who Cook event, sponsored by LEAD, Inc. Jim Allbaugh, Carey Services’ president and CEO, will again be one of the participating chefs, and will be going for another win in the best dessert class.
One of the event’s signature features is the tip jar program. Each chef selects a charity that will receive their tips from the event, and Jim’s participation will benefit Carey Services.
Each chef will have a tip jar at the event, but you also have a convenient way to donate a tip online. Go to http://leadgrantcounty.org/leading-men-who-cook. On that page, choose “Tip Your Chef Here.” Click on “2019 LMWC Tip Jars” for the “Fund” and “Jim Allbaugh, Carey Services” for the “Subfund” so your donation will go to Carey Services.
The chef who collects the most tips will be crowned “Champion Chef” at the of the evening. Chefs’ food also will be judged, and winners will be selected in several categories. Jim has won best dessert two other times.
Drop by and say hello at Jim’s table at Roseburg Event Center on Saturday. And, all of your tips will go to help the individuals we serve.