The Opportunity Center of Owensboro, Kentucky Empowers Those with Disabilities Via Advocacy, Training, and Support
If you are unfamiliar with the work of the Opportunity Center of Owensboro (formerly Owensboro ARC), now is a great time to learn. Actually, now is the BEST time to learn.
THE AMAZING WORK OF THE OPPORTUNITY CENTER OF OWENSBORO
That's because the center's "Giving Tuesday" campaign is in full swing and goes through December 11th. And it's an OPPORTUNITY for you to help make sure this wonderful organization continues its great work with those Owensboroans with disabilities who are reaping the amazing benefits provided by the Opportunity Center.
Let me show you an example of those benefits. Through work with the center and its adult day training program which provides practical learning experience, my friend Ashley practices her daily living skills by shopping for specific ingredients for taco soup. By the way that sounds amazing.
ADVOCACY, TRAINING, AND SUPPORT
On Veterans Day, a trip to Veterans of Foreign War gave Jacqueline, Chad, Liz, and others the opportunity to deliver handmade greeting cards and a Veterans Day wreath.
Other clients of the Opportunity Center had the chance to take much-needed baby items to the Oasis Shelter.
I literally could go on and on, but I encourage you to check out the Opportunity Center of Owensboro's Facebook page and continue the storyline.
THE NECESSITY OF 'GIVING TUESDAY'
The Opportunity Center's mission is "to provide training, advocacy, and support to people with disabilities that empower them to achieve their life goals." That's why ongoing events like "Giving Tuesday" are so vital; the center is doing sensational work WITH and FOR the community and can only continue with the citizens' donations.
Nothing feels greater than finally having opportunities to succeed in life when you may have previously thought they would never present themselves. And that's what the Opportunity Center of Owensboro--which provides services via the Support for Community Living and Michelle P. Waiver programs--is all about and will CONTINUE to thrive if they are always able to meet their goals.
If you'd like to help or donate, visit the center's Facebook page or call 270-685-2976. The office is located at 3560 New Hartford Road.
And thank you.