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Monday, April 29, 2013

Great Event and Wonderful Outcomes

Monday, April 29, 2013 @ 12:41 PM

Last Friday, April 19th, Starry Night was held at the Townsend Hotel in Birmingham. Your attendance and support were critical to a very successful evening. 

Abby Loy of Brighton spoke candidly and with joy and sparkle about her life with Down syndrome. Among her many accomplishments, Abby briefly mentioned donating hair to Locks of Love. I remember when she did this. She told me she wanted to help other children. She is a full participant in life!! 

Allie Hayes of Troy created two paintings for the event which raised money for others. She, too, wants to help others so put extra work into making this artwork special.

Driver Chris Capaldi is supporting Band of Angels and kids with Down Syndrome as he travels the country racing the BSpec Ford Fiesta for Wolverine Bronze in the Pirelli World Challenge. The Band of Angels logo is on the car!! Watch on NBC Sports Network.

One of our supporters outbid our guest speaker on American Idol tickets and then...gifted them to Abby who is heading to LA tomorrow. Another long term supported quietly bid on every silent auction item that needed a boost and got a few treats! Yet another asked to be informed of any shortfall in our quest to get an app in the hands of new parents and offered to make up the difference. Three small business owners want meetings to determine how to fit someone with Down syndrome or other disabilities into their workplaces. Wow. 

Chairwoman Deb O'Neill put in more hours than she or I care to count. Matt Gibb brought fresh energy and new friends to the organization. There are many others (and you know who you are) whose hard work and charitable spirit have contributed to making the event successful.

This kind of night will resonate with people for years to come. Those in the room were all touched in some way. New parents not yet identified will find comfort just minutes after diagnosis because we will be able to reach them wherever they are. This is no small feat. Each of you contributed to make the night successful, memorable and lasting. Life with Down syndrome and other disabilities is getting more fulfilled each year. 

Thank you for the confidence you place in Band of Angels to be the conduit to continue to help those with Down syndrome and other disabilities to live full and meaningful lives. Or as Lewis Carroll said, "Begin at the beginning...and go on till you come to the end."

Warmly,

Cynthia Hutchison

Founder and CEO

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Independence and Work -- They Go Together

Thursday, August 16, 2012 @ 11:25 AM

At Band of Angels we are convinced that independence and employment are closely linked. So, when we read about Tim, we just had to share this story with all of our followers. Gee, makes me want to head to New Mexico for lunch!!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Golfers Wanted!

Monday, July 16, 2012 @ 9:00 AM

 

 

Enjoy Michigan summer on August 6th by spending a day with friends and colleagues playing golf while supporting persons with Down syndrome and cognitive challenges.

For $150 your all-inclusive day includes 18 holes of golf at the beautiful Greystone Golf Club, breakfast, lunch, drinks on the course, dinner and an open bar.  Also games on the course, raffle, silent and live auction, and an opportunity to meet new people and spend time with friends and colleagues.  An incredible value!

Profits will support Band of Angels new initiative, Jobs with Dignity, helping persons with Down syndrome and other disabilities find meaningful employment.

We hope you will join Band of Angels and event sponsor, Joe Bologna of Joe Bologna Restaurants, for a day of friendly competition and fun on the links.

Register or Sponsor here

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Job Opportunities

Thursday, July 12, 2012 @ 8:37 AM

Since the beginning, Band of Angels has been involved in job creation for persons with disabilities. 

If you are ready, just post your name and contact information here along with a brief paragraph or resume so that we can help match you to an opportunity near your home! This is the best way to stay connected to your community and to reallize your full potential. We have committed employers and are now seeking solid, work-ready applicants. Sign up today!