Thanks to the efforts of Don Damon, Advisory Board Member, Mary-Minn Sirag and Molly Elliott, both current Board Members, an award-willing proposal was submitted to the Spirit Mountain Community Fund that resulted in a grant of $4,000 for the STiLE program. In addition, Professor Stone's U of O class on non-profit support awarded KindTree's STiLE Program $5,000 during a class competition. Thank YOU!!
This will allow us to begin offering trainings in April at Washington Park Community Center and other locations yet to be identified. Although we still need additional start-up revenues, KindTree has received an in-kind donation from the City of Eugene's Adapted Recreation and a major fundraiser "STEAM" is planned for Friday, March 15th from 8p-2a at the WOW Hall. Proceeds from this event will be used to help STiLE with start-up costs.
STiLE stands for Skills Training for Independent Living Experience. The idea for this program grew out of a dinning room discussion in Mary-Minn's kitchen over two years ago. The program is licensed through the DD Licensing Unit of the Department of Human Services. KindTree's Advisory Board and Board of Directors believe that services provided by STiLE will fill an unmet need in our community and with additional funding we will be able to fully implement our program plan.
Designed specifically for young adults with developmental disabilities, STiLE will offer services and skill instruction designed to foster self-awareness, self-advocacy, build skills that enhance daily living and help individuals establish and maintain healthy relationships. STiLE needs your continued support and additional start up funds. To learn more about this new service, get involved in the program development, or help with fundraising or donations, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.