Out of an abundance of caution for all of our guests, we will be holding NTS virtually this year. The virtual experience will begin at 6:00 pm EST on Friday, Feb 12th, and will be available via a link. The program will contain 3-D animation, celebrity drop ins, music with words on the screen for those guests who want to sing or dance along karaoke-style, and of course a virtual crowning! In addition to the Virtual event, we are working on a fun event where our first 500 guests will be able to participate in our “Shine Thru” drive thru celebration to pick up their giveaway bag prior to the event!
Dear December 2020,
We have had a rough few months and hope you bring in a better arrival
We hope to spend time with our family & to stay healthy
We wish things were a little easier for all of us
We want to enjoy each day and make the most of the season
We are going to try to find gratitude in every day
Let’s remember, our days may not be perfect, but there is always beauty in a better tomorrow
Let’s embrace our “KNOWDifferent” and keep our hearts full.
PACE – Pediatric Ambulation Care and Education
By Andrea Lester, MSPT
We would like to introduce a new collaborative gait clinic in the Richmond and surrounding areas. PACE (Pediatric Ambulation Care and Education) is a clinic dedicated to helping children improve the quality of their gait. PACE will formally be accepting patients January 2021. This clinic is a result of the collaborative relationship between Ksenia Major, BOC and Andrea Lester, MSPT.
COVID-19 Resources & Supports Dominion Youth Services remains committed to provide resources and supports for the health and well-being of our clients, employees, and community members.
Even during these challenging times with the COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to provide services in a manner that ensures everyone’s safety through in modified face-to-face sessions, telehealth, and telephone consultations.
Virginia Rep’s Education Department is developing a Virtual Winter Unity Festival that will be offered to patrons for free. We’ll send you warm and cozy videos featuring Virginia Rep staff engaging in festive holiday activities, in order to help make everyone’s December merry and bright. The videos will span poetry, imaginative play, music, arts & crafts, baking and bedtime stories.
INVESTING IN OUR VOLUNTEERS
Great news to share with you! SOAR365 has been certified by Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, as a Service Enterprise.
This is really exciting for everyone who is a part of SOAR365. Achieving Service Enterprise certification is a prestigious accomplishment for a nonprofit organization. We’re in the top 11% of similar organizations!
Certification demonstrates that we have the capability and management expertise to strategically leverage volunteers to improve the performance of our organization.
That means that we know how valuable our AMAZING volunteers are and that they are such an important part of achieving our mission of providing life-fulfilling opportunities for individuals with disabilities in partnership with their families.
Merry Mall is a family fun event that allows Jacob's Chance participants and siblings to gift shop with an Elf and have the presents wrapped to surprise their loved one's Christmas morning. After the shopping, the Elf and shopper will run off to continue their fun. However, this year COVID has forced us to think outside of the box...... Jacob's Chance has been working closely with Santa Claus on the best way to provide an amazing Merry Mall event in a safe but magical way. Santa's Elvesjumped in on the brainstorming and came up with a way to make this work! Please do not shy away. We have been doing ZOOM for over 8 months. We know how to make this work! :)