OHIO VALLEY GOODWILL INDUSTRIES REHABILITATION CENTER INC
January 27, 2010
My name is Kimberly Stone-Littner and I am the activities coordinator for the Adult Day Stay at the Twin Towers Life Enriching Communities. I develop therapeutic activities and a social environment for people with a range of medical conditions and disabilities such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer, to name a few. Since November of 2008, I have been organizing, with the help of the Goodwill CARE team members, a volunteer group of their program participants, to visit my facility on a once a month basis. The CARE volunteers come to participate in a scheduled craft activity and enjoy conversations with the elderly clientele.
My participants look forward to the monthly Goodwill visits even so far as to prepare a chair for their favorite person to come sit by them during the activity. The room is always filled with excitement at the arrival of the Goodwill volunteers and conversations develop quickly. Because of some of the disabilities my clients have, it is sometimes quite difficult to encourage them to join in an activity or to be social. This is when the Goodwill group benefits my program the most; even the shyest of persons seem to open up when these two groups come together! I have often stood back on some moments to watch in enjoyment as a group of people with an array of ages and disabilities interact without judgments. Wouldn’t it wonderful if we were all that way?
We thank the Goodwill CARE group for taking the time to visit us and share their warmth and unbridled joy with our group. We hope to keep this relationship continuing for years to come for the well being of the whole!
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
my professional role as an activities coordinator for Twin Towers as well as a mom to a participant in Goodwill’s CARE program.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
wonderful! The Goodwill volunteers have been a joy to the residents I serve at Twin Towers and the staff of the Goodwill CARE program have been outstanding in the services they provide to the individuals they support.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every week
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Volunteer & In my professional role, I coordinate with the Goodwill CARE program team in organizing a group of participant volunteers to visit my facility on a monthly basis but I also have a daughter who is a participant in the CARE program and I am very involved in.