You know what day it is!!! I usually don’t do a post on Sunday (my day of rest, ya’ll) but today is different because it is the 1st!!!! Comments for a Cause!!!! I can hardly believe that I started this fabulous feature on my blog way back in April 2011. From the very beginning you guys have been with me and supported my blog by commenting. Thank you!
This past month we featured the lovely and talented Leslie Oxford and her upcoming World Race mission trip. 11countries in 11 months! You can read more about it by clicking on the post where she was first introduced to you. I am THRILLED to announce that together we raised $352 and Mr. Diamond and I will be making a donation to her fundraising in this amount. Way to go, Leslie. Be sure to stay in touch and keep us posted on your progress as you are able. We all want to come along for the ride.
NIVC Services, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization providing employment training and support to people with disabilities. What they are able to do is amazing and they are such a gift in our area that I can’t help but get a smile on my face when I think that your comments in June will help folks locally get training and work. It is definitely a great organization and I support all that they do to help their folks in their efforts to live full and fulfilling lives within our community.
Their mission is simple:
Our talented teams of people at NIVC Services Inc. empower individuals with disabilities to achieve competitive employment through a strong commitment to business and training opportunities.
Perhaps my favorite part of what NIVC offers is Java Works which is a lovely little coffee shop located in the Mason City Public Library. JavaWorks is the third coffee shop to have the space in the library since the remodel and I love that they are here. I can count on a sunny smile from any of the baristas and love being able to support them in their business.
You can find NIVC employees at various places around the community including Affordables–a thrift resale store with 2 locations, doing assembly, recycling and various jobs in manufacturing plants in the area as well as staffing my favorite JavaWorks coffee shop. Always ready with a smile. Always helpful. Always striving to do their best.
So even without wonderful pictures of people at work (you can go here to their website to see those actual pictures) I think that you can agree that this is another great cause for us to support in June. I will do my part and write a lot of posts. You do your part and click on comment and leave a nice comment. Remember—for each legitimate comment during June (more than a “hi” or “sweet”) I will make a 50 cent donation to NIVC .
Ready, set, go!!!