Greetings | The Center for Independent Living of North Central Florida welcomes you! If you have any questions about the center or the services we provide, please contact us at 352-378-7474. Our number again, is 3, 5, 2, 3, 7, 8, 7, 4, 7, 4.
Earlier this month, we had our first Bingo and Karaoke night partnered with ION and UF HEROES since our summer break. It was a lot of fun! We had a great turn out of both new faces and returning players. We’d love for you to join us next time!
The upcoming dates for Bingo and Karaoke are October 13th, November 17th, and December 8th from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. It is $5 at the door to cover the cost of prizes, pizza, drinks, and dessert.
If you’d like to join us on Zoom, please RSVP by emailing IONgainesville@gmail.com or giving Trish Thoburn a call at (352) 339-6278.
In collaboration with Diglo and the FAAST Program, CIL invites you to a FREE presentation on Assistive Technology for the deaf and hard of hearing. Diglo has a variety of electronic devices that glow to replace a notification sound.
We welcome you to join via Zoom. Anyone who would like to use their video phone for interpreters, the Zoom information has a phone number which the interpreter can use to connect to the call.
WHEN: Wednesday, September 27, 2023 @ 10 AM (EST) / 9 AM (CST) WHERE: via Zoom
Thanks to your incredible support, we have not only met but exceeded our goal in the Give4Marion fundraiser, raising a remarkable total of $1570! 🎉
Every dollar raised will go toward making our community a more inclusive and accessible place for everyone. We want to extend our deepest gratitude to each and every one of you who contributed, shared our cause, and believed in our mission. Your support fuels our determination to make a lasting difference.
Stay tuned as we share stories of impact and progress made possible by your donations. Together, we are creating a brighter and more inclusive future for all. Thank you for being part of this incredible journey. 🙏💙
We’re currently at $820 of our $1000 fundraising goal, and with your help, we can absolutely get there!
🕒 At 3:00 PM TODAY, we have a A DOUBLE Matching Moment! Every donation up to $100 will be double matched (until the $15,000 runs out), meaning your $100 donation instantly becomes $300!
If you know someone who hasn’t yet donated but wants to, this is an incredible opportunity to TRIPLE their impact!
Your support can helps us to facilitate programs, such as Project Looking Ahead, where students work together on soft skills like communication and teamwork to help them secure employment, often by the time they graduate. This wonderful group of students works hard and are striving to become independent adults.
Thank you for helping us reach our goal and empower individuals in our community!
ID: Graphic displays a donation tracker in red that shows $820 donations have been met, with the goal of $1000. “Triple your impact at 3pm!” is written in red. The CIL logo is displayed in the top right corner. A cellphone is displayed on the right side of the graphic, showing students from Project Looking Ahead. Each of the 4 students talks about how the program allows them to work on soft skills like communication and teamwork to help them secure employment. This wonderful group of students works hard and are striving to become independent adults.
We are overwhelmed with gratitude for your incredible generosity and support during our fundraiser with Give4Marion. Thanks to your contributions, we’ve come a long way and have raised $720 of our $1000 goal!
We still have 6 more hours until $Give4Marion comes to a close, and we want to make the most of this time to reach our goal and make an even bigger impact in our community.
Your donations have already made a significant difference in the lives of individuals with disabilities, and with your continued support, we can do so much more. Every dollar counts, and together, we can create positive change.
Click to donate: https://www.give4marion.org/organizations/center-for-independent-living-of-north-central-florida
VD: Tony delivers his thank you message outside of the CIL Gainesville office: “Hello everyone, Tony here from the Center for Independent Living of North Central Florida thanking Give4Marion and everyone that has donated to our center in Marion County who provides employment services for people with disabilities, who ensures students with disabilities get graduated from high school, that is very supportive of our wonderful deaf community within Ocala area. We are so thankful for your donations. They are going to go towards helping people with disabilities live independently and in the community; such a wonderful community. We are so grateful for your contributions. Take care.”
The graphic reads, “Thank you! Thanks to your incredible generosity! With your continued support, we can make a significant difference in the lives of even more individuals in our community.” The Give4Marion logo is displayed below the message.
Thanks to your incredible generosity and unwavering support, we’ve managed to raise a remarkable $670 for our nonprofit through our fundraiser with Give4Marion!
But, here’s the exciting news: we still have 9 hours left to go in our fundraiser, and we are determined to reach our $1000 goal. With your continued support, we can make a significant difference in the lives of even more individuals in our community.
→ DONATE: You still have time! TODAY at 12pm, we have another Matching Moment when all online gifts up to $100 will be matched dollar for dollar by The LILAC Foundation until the $10,000 runs out. Only gifts made online during the specified moments will be eligible. Every dollar counts, and your donation will make a real difference in the lives of people with disabilities. Click the link in our bio to donate now!
→ SPREAD THE WORD: Share this post with your friends, family, and social media networks. Encourage others to join in and support our cause. The more people we reach, the closer we get to our goal! 📣
Let’s make these last 9 hours count and continue making a positive impact in the lives of those who rely on our programs and services.
Thanks to your incredible generosity and unwavering support, we’ve managed to raise a remarkable $570 for our nonprofit through our fundraiser with Give4Marion! But, we’re not done yet! We still have 25 hours left to go in our fundraiser, and we are determined to reach our $1000 goal. With your continued support, we can make a significant difference in the lives of even more individuals in our community.
Here’s how you can help:
→ DONATE: If you haven’t had a chance to contribute yet, you still have time! We have another Matching Moment to donate tomorrow at 12pm when all online gifts up to $100 will be matched dollar for dollar by The LILAC Foundation until the $10,000 runs out. Only gifts made online during the specified moments will be eligible.
Every dollar counts, and your donation will make a real difference in the lives of people with disabilities. Click here to donate now: https://www.give4marion.org/organizations/center-for-independent-living-of-north-central-florida
→ SPREAD THE WORD: Share this post with your friends, family, and social media networks. Encourage others to join in and support our cause. The more people we reach, the closer we get to our goal!
We’re incredibly grateful for the outpouring of support we’ve received thus far, and we are confident that, together, we can reach our fundraising goal. Let’s make these last 25 hours count and continue making a positive impact in the lives of those who rely on our programs and services.
For the next 33 hours, you’ll have the incredible opportunity to be a driving force for positive change in the lives of our valued consumers. Our giving event will continue until Wednesday 9/20 at 7 pm.
All online gifts up to $100 will be matched dollar for dollar by Team Cone until the $15,000 runs out. Only gifts made online during the specified moments will be eligible.
You can help us extend the reach of our mission by sharing our donation page with your friends, family, and social network. By spreading the word, you’re not only offering hope but also inspiring others to do the same.
Stay updated by checking out our donation page: https://www.give4marion.org/organizations/center-for-independent-living-of-north-central-florida
#Give4Marion is almost here! In less than 24 hours, you’ll have the incredible opportunity to be a driving force for positive change in the lives of our valued consumers. Get ready for a remarkable 33-hour giving marathon that kicks off TOMORROW September 19th at 10:00 AM and continues until 7:00 PM on September 20th.
Our FAAST Program and the events it facilitates throughout our catchment area, as seen in the photos from our August highlights, is one of many that benefit greatly from your generous donations.
Every single contribution made during #Give4Marion will go directly towards providing vital support to our consumers engaged in our Five-Core Services, Employment Program, High School High Tech, Emergency Preparedness Program, and numerous other initiatives.
Stay updated by checking out our website at: https://www.give4marion.org/organizations/center-for-independent-living-of-north-central-florida
Special shout outs to our amazing staff, Claudia Avendano, Assistive Technologies Specialist, Kevin Towles, Consumer Specialist, and Brandon Palermo, Consumer Specialist, who worked after-hours and on the weekend to attend these events! You all rock!
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Graphic #1 has a red background, sharing all the event details provided above, written in white. “Less Than 24hrs” is written in large text with the Give4Marion logo is displayed to the right center of the graphic.
Graphic #2 has a blue background with two photos of Andrea from the CIL Ocala office along with students from Project Looking Ahead at Hernando High School. “Our Why” is written on the left with the CILNCF logo displayed on the bottom left.
Graphic #3 has a purple background with the CILNCF logo on the bottom center, and a collage of 6 photos from the FAAST events held in August:
1) Branford Elementary School, Branford, FL in Suwannee County – Showcase for families and students with disabilities.
2) Springcrest Elementary School, Live Oak, Suwannee County – Showcase for families and students with disabilities.
3) Care for the Caregiver Event (flyer attached for your info and event pics attached) at WalMart in Gainesville.
Since starting back with Youth Social Group in person July 18th, we have had so much fun! We’ve learned about plant care and potted some of our own plants, gained knowledge about the history and importance of collages and created them ourselves, played games, cooked together, discussed how to make and maintain quality friendships, created trading cards to swap with friends, and so much more. Each week, we learn something new, build community, and enjoy ourselves. A highlight from August was our trip to the Florida Museum of Natural History. While we were there, we got to explore their Spiders Alive exhibit! Everyone learned a lot about the history and evolution of Florida’s ecosystem, the lifecycle of butterflies, and the history of spiders, along with their roles and types. We’d love for you to join us as we continue to learn and grow together! We meet every Tuesday from 5:30 – 7:00, unless otherwise indicated within our calendar which can be found here (the central theme or activity of each Tuesday is listed in the descriptions of each week’s YSG): Calendar | Center for Independent Living of North Central Florida (cilncf.org)
If you have any questions or would like to know more, feel free to reach out to Ashlyn Michael by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (352) 378-7474 ext- 2056