Our name change to Thrive Community Services on May 1 was a day we will not forget for years to come. The name represents our vision for the future and our commitment to our community members with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Shocked, surprised and grateful are just a few of the emotions felt by our team as the 2023 Large Business Excellence Award was presented to us at the Galesburg Area Chamber of Commerce annual awards dinner in August. Community involvement, quality service and team spirit were a few of the reasons our team stood out amongst local businesses that are nominated and voted on nationally by chamber of commerce members.
This summer, restructuring of our community day program created more opportunities for community engagement than ever before.
Participants volunteered at Fish food pantry, delivered socks to schools and local social agencies, went on outings to local farms and popular outdoor recreation spots. Boat rides and activities at Camp Big Sky was a favorite trip and Abingdon Thrive passed out candy in the A-Town homecoming parade.
We felt the love and support from new and longtime supporters at our two signature events - 16th annual auction fundraiser, Spring Break at the Campground in April and Howl at the Moon in November.
These are just a few of the memorable moments that have made 2023 a great year.
As we look ahead to 2024, we want to thank you for your continued support. Your year end gift allows us to fulfill our mission of empowering individuals to live their best lives.
Come Thrive with us!
Pam Green, CEO