Colorado Home Builder Foundation Ramp Build

The Home Builders Foundation is currently seeking out applications for people needing ramps to be completed during its 2016 Blitz Build, taking place on August 25th, 26th and  27th 2016.

The Blitz Build is an annual event that brings together contractors, remodels and volunteers to build about 15 (possibly more!) ramps for individuals needing access to their homes. Even though the HBF builds ramps year-round, during the Blitz Build event they are able to build so many in just 3 days by mobilizing up to 200 volunteers to complete the work.

If you or someone you know is in need of a ramp, please fill have them fill out the HBF’s application for assistance and return it to the HBF. Note: Any ramp applications received now through June 2016 will be considered for the Blitz Build. Projects need to meet the requisite qualifications and will be reviewed on a first-come, first-surved basis of the completed application.

For questions about the Blitz Build or more information about the Home Builders Foundation, contact 303-551-6721.

The Qualifications for the blitz include:

  • Receptive to interaction with HBF staff, volunteers, and media before, during, and/or after the blitz weekend.
  • Home Owned
  • Available for the ramp to be built during blitz dates
  •  Home in 8-county Denver area
  • Financial Need

 

Children’s Hospital Events

Here are some updates from Children’s Hospital!

Children’s Hospital Colorado Annual Conference on Language and Learning
Speaker: Ruth Stoeckel, Ph.D. CCC-SLP; Mayo Clinic
Topic: Understanding and Supporting Literacy in Children with Speech-Language Impairment
Date: Monday, April 25, 2016.
Location: Children’s Hospital Colorado, Aurora, CO.  Videolinked to Grand Junction and Pueblo (PLEASE NOTE: Videolink is no longer available in Durango & Montrose)

For More Information & To Register click here.
Early registration deadline is April 4.

Special Speaker Event: Tuesday Tucks Me In: A Look at Hidden Disabilities.
The event promises to be an exhilarating and educational look at hidden disability through one man’s (and his service dog’s) perspective.  Sponsored by the Auraria Student Council for Exceptional Children and funded in part by a grant from the Office of Diversity Initiatives and Inclusion. Where: St. Cajetan’s, Auraria Campus, Denver. When: Monday, April 11th, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost: $10 suggested donation; money raised will support scholarships to conferences and future professional development events. The flyer is attached to share with others.

Children’s Hospital TBI Research Study for Teens (click for more info)
Children’s Hospital Colorado is recruiting patients for a research study: Coping with Head Injury through Problem Solving (CHIPS).

 

Free Bowling

The Kids Bowl Free Summer Bowling Program is available in our community and we thought that your family might enjoy this great deal.  Each child receives 2 FREE Games of Bowling Every Day All Summer and last summer over 2,000,000 kids enjoyed this great program.
Here’s How You Can Register Your Children/Family
  1. Go to www.KidsBowlFree.com
  2. Click on the State and then select the bowling center that you’d like to participate at.
  3. Register your children to receive Free Bowling all summer long
  4. Sign up the adults and/or older children for the optional Family Pass which allows up to 4 adult family members including parents, grandparents, older siblings, or an adult babysitter to join in the bowling fun.

 

P.S. Forward this email on to friends and/or family members that may be interested in participating in this FUN Family Deal!