1652334606 <![CDATA[News Entries]]> http://local.rosewoodservices.com/ en michaeld@rosewoodservices.com Copyright 2022 2022-05-11T19:34:00+00:00 <![CDATA[Rosewood AKTION Club Delivers More Than 180 Blankets to Area Organizations]]> http://rosewoodservices.com/site/ac-delivers-blankets-nr5-22 http://rosewoodservices.com/site/ac-delivers-blankets-nr5-22#When:19:34:00Z Rosewood Miracle Workers AKTION Club completed its annual community blanket drive this spring by donating to three organizations, which are headquartered in Great Bend. Club representatives donated more than 180 blankets to Central Kansas Dream Center, Barton County Health Department, and Family Crisis Center. The blanket drive was conducted from January through March this year.

“Annually, our Rosewood AKTION Club members conduct this drive, and it amazes me the amount of community folks who step up to support our cause,” explained Rosewood AKTION Club sponsor Frankie Pelster. “I think they’ve come to know how important this drive has become to the organizations we provide this service for, so they are eager to get behind our effort. It means a lot to our club members, too, being part of such an important community drive each year. Thank you to everyone who donated.”

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Central Kansas Dream Center quickly put the blankets to use, handing the blankets out at the Dream Center Kitchen and providing blankets to those seeking services with its organization, which is located at 2100 Broadway. The Dream Center serves more than 400 people a week through its faith-based ministries, including providing a women and children’s shelter, a program to help trafficked victims, and a program to aid teens exiting out of foster care.

“This donation is huge because we believe in partnerships,” said Kim Becker, chief executive officer of Central Kansas Dream Center. “The things that we don’t do, we rely on community support from organizations like yours to be the gap filler, so we greatly appreciate this donation from you and the community.”

The blankets were a welcomed donation to Family Crisis Center, 1924 Broadway Ave., as blankets are given to every child within the organization that serves a 10-county area. The blankets are divided between the Domestic and Sexual Violence Program, and the Child Advocacy Program.

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“This donation is awesome,” said Kylee Graves, executive director of Family Crisis Center.  “I think we have an incredibly supportive community and I’m so thankful that you guys have organized this on our behalf. We are so low on blankets now, so this will be helpful in the coming months. Our kids want blankets more for comfort than for warmth, no matter the time of the year they are received.”

The Barton County Health Department, 1300 Kansas Ave. STE B, follows Barton County mothers through their pregnancies and present parents with a blanket for their newborns. Because of their demand for blankets as gifts, they are always in need of more blankets.

“We give lots of education, like for tummy time where we encourage moms to use these blankets, lie on the floor, and just spend time with baby,” explained Barton County Public Health Nurse Debra Higgins. “It’s important for baby’s bone structure and building their neck muscles.”

Added Christy Huslig, a Healthy Heart home visitor for the department, “When we enroll our moms into new programs, we give them enrollment gifts, too. Some moms actually choose these blankets for themselves. We give a lot of blankets throughout the year.”

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“We give credit for your organization’s hard work and generosity every time we give them,” said Higgins. “We share with our families that the homemade ones are made with love. We believe that they truly are.”

Rosewood AKTION Club is an affiliate of the national Kiwanis organization that promotes service in action for people with developmental disabilities. The area club allows Rosewood members to be actively involved in the community and to positively impact the lives of others.

Find more about Rosewood Services online, rosewoodservices.com

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For more information, contact Frankie Pelster, Rosewood AKTION Club sponsor, employmentspecialist@rosewoodservices.com, 620-603-6502

May 11, 2022
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Story by: Michael Dawes, director of PR, Rosewood Services, 620-792-2536, MichaelD@rosewoodservices.com

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<![CDATA[Easter Basket Workshop Brings Hoppin’ Good Time to Children]]> http://rosewoodservices.com/site/ac-easter-basket-workshop-post4-22 http://rosewoodservices.com/site/ac-easter-basket-workshop-post4-22#When:14:42:00Z {image_1}

Nearly 200 children experienced a hoppin’ good time last Saturday (April 9) during the “Hippity Hop Easter Basket Workshop,” held at Rosewood Activity Center in downtown Great Bend. This year’s workshop experienced the largest turnout in the event’s six-year history. The “Easter Basket Workshop” is hosted annually by Rosewood Miracle Workers AKTION Club.

“We are very happy with the success of this year’s workshop,” said Rosewood AKTION Club sponsor Frankie Pelster. “Every year, this event seems to grow. To see the smiles on children’s faces every year is absolutely priceless. Our AKTION Club members enjoy being a part of such a fun event.”

During the workshop, children created their own Easter baskets, decorated Easter eggs, and participated in other fun activities, like coloring Easter pages. The Easter Bunny made a special appearance, and children took photos with him. This year, families have the option of taking free cell phone photos, or paying $3 to receive a printed photo with the Easter Bunny. There was also a donation request of $5 per basket.

The donations helped cover the cost of materials for the workshop, and additional proceeds help pay for future community projects organized by Rosewood AKTION Club. Pelster stressed the importance of community giving, which allowed participation for all children.

“Because of the generous giving by many, we are able to provide this workshop to all area children who wish to participate,” explained Pelster. “Our Easter workshop has become a tradition for many families; and we’re hoping to continue this tradition for years to come.  We’re already planning for next year’s workshop.”

Rosewood AKTION Club is an affiliate of the national Kiwanis organization that promotes service in action for people with developmental disabilities. The area club allows Rosewood clients to be actively involved in the community and to positively impact the lives of others.

Find more about Rosewood Services online, rosewoodservices.com
Follow us at facebook.com/RosewoodServices

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For more information, contact Frankie Pelster, Rosewood AKTION Club sponsor, employmentspecialist@rosewoodservices.com, 620-603-6502

April 12, 2022
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Story by: Michael Dawes, director of PR, Rosewood Services, 620-792-2536, MichaelD@rosewoodservices.com

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<![CDATA[Curious George and Smoky Hills PBS Are Coming to Great Bend]]> http://rosewoodservices.com/site/curious-george-family-fun-earth-day3-28-22 http://rosewoodservices.com/site/curious-george-family-fun-earth-day3-28-22#When:13:47:00Z {image_1}

BUNKER HILL, KS – Smoky Hills PBS is excited to announce that they will be bringing their Family Fun Day event to the Earth Day Celebration at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo on Saturday, April 23rd from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Curious George will also be there!

The Family Fun Day event gives kids a chance to meet Curious George in person and take pictures with him. The first 500 kids that come to meet Curious George will receive a FREE gift from Smoky Hills PBS. 

“Curious George is so excited to come celebrate Earth Day with the kids,” said Haley Gagnon, event coordinator for Smoky Hills PBS.  “We are thrilled to be a part of this great event and look forward to being in Great Bend.”

The Great Bend Earth Day Celebration is presented by Rosewood E-cycle, Dairy Queen and the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo. Booths will be set-up throughout the zoo with activities, a special meet and greet for zoo society members, keeper chats throughout the day, contests, and giveaways.  Be sure to join in the fun to celebrate our amazing planet and learn how you can help!

Family Fun Day is an educational and entertaining event that Smoky Hills PBS puts on approximately 4 times a year across Central and Western Kansas.  Smoky Hills PBS brings a special PBS character to visit and FREE books and educational gifts are distributed to those children in attendance.

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Thank you to these sponsors for making this Family Fun Day event possible:
The University of Kansas Health System, Pryor Automatic Fire Sprinkler, Inc., Barton Community College, Credit Union of America, Eldridge Fencing, La Pasadita Carniceria, The Center for Counseling & Consultation, Keller Real Estate & Insurance Agency, Inc., Edward Jones – Kris Sundahl, Donald Beahm, M.D., and Walnut Bowl.

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<![CDATA[Rosewood AKTION Club Hosts Easter Basket Workshop on April 9]]> http://rosewoodservices.com/site/ac-easter-basket-workshop3-22 http://rosewoodservices.com/site/ac-easter-basket-workshop3-22#When:22:42:00Z {image_1}

Rosewood Miracle Workers AKTION Club is hosting the 6th Annual “Hippity Hop Easter Basket Workshop” on April 9 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Rosewood Activity Center, 1607 Main Street, Great Bend, adjacent to Rosewood Gallery.

During the workshop, children can create their own Easter baskets, decorate Easter eggs, and participate in other fun activities, like coloring Easter pages. The Easter Bunny will make a special appearance, and children can take photos with him. This year, families have the option of taking free cell phone photos, or pay $3 to receive a printed photo with the Easter Bunny.

There is also a donation request of $5 per basket for participants, which helps cover the cost of materials for the workshop. Any other proceeds raised from the workshop go toward Rosewood AKTION Club efforts in organizing future community projects.

“This has become an event that a lot of community members look forward to and our AKTION Club loves bringing Easter fun to the children every year,” said Rosewood AKTION Club sponsor Frankie Pelster. “We hope families will come out to have a wonderful time at our event and say hello to the Easter Bunny.”

Rosewood AKTION Club is an affiliate of the national Kiwanis organization that promotes service in action for people with developmental disabilities. The area club allows Rosewood clients to be actively involved in the community and to positively impact the lives of others.

Find more about Rosewood Services online, rosewoodservices.com

Follow us at facebook.com/RosewoodServices

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Access Rosewood AKTION Club Easter Basket Workshop Flier,
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For more information, contact Frankie Pelster, Rosewood AKTION Club sponsor, employmentspecialist@rosewoodservices.com, 620-603-6502

March 10, 2022
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Story by: Michael Dawes, director of PR, Rosewood Services, 620-792-2536, MichaelD@rosewoodservices.com

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<![CDATA[Participation for ‘Earth Day Celebration’ Growing for Inaugural Event]]> http://rosewoodservices.com/site/gb-earth-day-celebration3-8-22 http://rosewoodservices.com/site/gb-earth-day-celebration3-8-22#When:22:50:00Z {image_1}

‘Great Bend Earth Day Celebration,’ scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 23 at Great Bend Zoo, is shaping up to be a big event. The Great Bend Zoo, Rosewood ECycle and Great Bend Dairy Queen are hosting the event, and they are inviting other organizations and businesses to take part.

So far, several organizations have committed to the local come-and-go celebration, which occurs a day after the official 52nd anniversary of Earth Day. Smoky Hills PBS is incorporating its ‘Family Fun Day’ into the event and will bring a special PBS character to meet and mingle with children. That character will be announced later this month, said Amanda Smith, Smoky Hills PBS marketing director. Also participating in the inaugural event are Kansas Wetlands Education Center, Women For Kansas, Heartland Farms, Great Bend Zoo, Rosewood ECycle, and Rosewood AKTION Club.

“The organizations that have signed up are excited for the opportunity to be a part of our event,” said Great Bend Zoo Curator Ashley Burdick. “They have great ideas for displays and booth interaction, so I’m sure Earth Day Celebration will be a super fun day for our community. Having the Smoky Hills character here to take pictures with children will be fun, and we will have animals out throughout the day for keeper chats and meet and greets, as well. We’ll provide more details about participating organizations and booth themes as we get closer to the day.”

As the event draws closer, Burdick encourages other businesses and organizations to sign up prior to the April 1 deadline. She also invites food vendors to get involved.  Organizations, businesses and vendors wanting to participate in the inaugural ‘Great Bend Earth Day Celebration’ can contact Burdick at 620-793-4226, or e-mail her at zoocurator@greatbendks.net.

Burdick said ‘Great Bend Earth Day Celebration’ perfectly fits the mission of the Great Bend Zoo, and she is hopeful the community will support the event this year and beyond.

“Our big push is conservation and conserving the wild spaces for animals,” explained Burdick. “Recycling is one of our main education themes that we work on; trying to get people interested in conservation and why it’s important to recycle and care about our environment. “We can’t make that big of a change as one person, but if we get everybody conserving just a little bit more than they already are, then we can make a huge difference in that way.”

‘Great Bend Earth Day Celebration’ is geared toward children, but all family members are welcome to participate. Great Bend Dairy Queen will issue a coupon for a free small ice cream cone to all youth participants that day.

Access Great Bend Earth Day Celebration flier at http://rosewoodservices.com/assets/files/Earth-Day-Flier-Med-Res-1-28-22.pdf

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For more information, contact Ashley Burdick, Great Bend Zoo Curator, zoocurator@greatbendks.net, 620-793-4226

March 8, 2022
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Story by: Michael Dawes, director of PR, Rosewood Services, 620-792-2536, MichaelD@rosewoodservices.com

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<![CDATA[Last Two Weeks To Donate to Rosewood AKTION Club Blanket Drive]]> http://rosewoodservices.com/site/ac-blanket-drive-last-weeks3-3-22 http://rosewoodservices.com/site/ac-blanket-drive-last-weeks3-3-22#When:21:07:00Z {image_1}

Rosewood Miracle Workers AKTION Club is entering its last few weeks of conducting its blanket drive that goes to helping area children in need. AKTION Club members would like to remind the community that there is still time to make a difference in the lives of area children, but that time is ending soon. The annual blanket drive, which began in mid-January, ends on March 15.

Until that time, Rosewood Miracle Workers are accepting new blankets, quilts, and homemade blankets. They are also accepting monetary donations, which are being used to purchase additional blankets.

All donated blankets and monetary donations can be delivered during regular business hours to one of two locations in downtown Great Bend: Rosewood Furniture Gallery, 1607 Main; or Rosewood Bargain Barn, 1215 Main.

Once the drive is completed, Rosewood AKTION Club members will deliver donations to three area agencies: Family Crisis Center, Barton County Health Department, and Central Kansas Dream Center.

“Donations haven’t been as much this year, compared to previous years of our drive, so we are hoping to finish strong these last few weeks,” said Rosewood AKTION Club sponsor Frankie Pelster. “The support we receive helps three amazing organizations in our community that do so much for children, and it provides wonderful incentive to our Club members to lead a worthwhile cause. We appreciate any donations that people can provide for our blanket drive.”

Rosewood AKTION Club is an affiliate of the national Kiwanis organization that promotes service in action for people with developmental disabilities. The area club allows Rosewood members to be actively involved in the community and to positively impact the lives of others.

Find more about Rosewood Services online, http://rosewoodservices.com

Follow us at facebook.com/RosewoodServices

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Access Rosewood AKTION Club Blanket Drive Flier at http://rosewoodservices.com/assets/files/AKTION-Blanket-Drive1-21.pdf


For more information, contact Frankie Pelster, Rosewood AKTION Club sponsor, employmentspecialist@rosewoodservices.com, 620-603-6502

March 3, 2022
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Story by: Michael Dawes, director of PR, Rosewood Services, 620-792-2536, MichaelD@rosewoodservices.com

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<![CDATA[‘Earth Day Celebration’ Scheduled at Great Bend Zoo on April 23]]> http://rosewoodservices.com/site/gb-earth-day-celebration1-22 http://rosewoodservices.com/site/gb-earth-day-celebration1-22#When:21:25:00Z Businesses and Organizations Encouraged to Join

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Three Great Bend businesses that are located on north Main Street are joining efforts to host Great Bend Earth Day Celebration this spring at Great Bend Zoo. The Zoo, Rosewood ECycle, and Great Bend Dairy Queen have scheduled the event to take place April 23 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“We’re getting the word out early about this event to encourage other businesses and organizations to celebrate this day with us,” said Great Bend Zoo Curator Ashley Burdick. “The Zoo hosted this event several years ago, and Rosewood ECycle held a similar event last year, so we decided to join forces to bring fun entertainment to the community and to properly commemorate Earth Day.”

{image_4}Great Bend Earth Day Celebration, which occurs a day after the official 52nd anniversary of Earth Day, is a come-and-go event that is free to the public. Businesses and organizations that want to participate in the celebration can contact Burdick at 620-793-4226, or e-mail her at zoocurator@greatbendks.net. The deadline for booth sign-up is April 1.

Great Bend Earth Day Celebration is geared toward children, but all family members are welcome to participate. Great Bend Dairy Queen will issue a coupon for a free kid’s cone to all youth participants that day. Besides booths and displays planned by Great Bend Zoo and Rosewood ECycle, Burdick said Kansas Wetlands Education Center and the organization, Women For Kansas, have already signed up. She anticipates much more booth participation will occur between now and April, as more businesses and organizations learn about the opportunity.

“I’m confident that businesses and organizations will step up and join in, which will enhance the event experience for children and families,” said Burdick. “We can supply tables for booth set-up, and if there is inclement weather, we can bring the event indoors. I’m excited to hear from those interested in participating in Earth Day Celebration in the coming weeks.”

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For more information, contact Ashley Burdick, Great Bend Zoo Curator, zoocurator@greatbendks.net, 620-793-4226

January 24, 2022
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Story by: Michael Dawes, director of PR, Rosewood Services, 620-792-2536, MichaelD@rosewoodservices.com

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<![CDATA[Rosewood AKTION Club Conducting Blanket Drive Through March 15]]> http://rosewoodservices.com/site/rosewood-aktion-club-conducting-blanket-drive-through-march-15 http://rosewoodservices.com/site/rosewood-aktion-club-conducting-blanket-drive-through-march-15#When:20:49:00Z {image_1}

Rosewood Miracle Workers AKTION Club is conducting a blanket drive as a way to help children in need. Now through March 15, Rosewood Miracle Workers are accepting new blankets, quilts, and homemade blankets. They are also accepting monetary donations, which will be used to purchase additional blankets.

Once the drive is completed, Rosewood AKTION Club members will deliver donations to three area agencies: Family Crisis Center, Barton County Health Department, and Central Kansas Dream Center.

All donated blankets and monetary donations can be delivered during regular business hours to one of two locations in downtown Great Bend: Rosewood Furniture Gallery, 1607 Main; or Rosewood Bargain Barn, 1215 Main.

“We hear how important this drive is to the organizations we are donating to each year when we drop off blankets,” said Rosewood AKTION Club sponsor Frankie Pelster. “Our members understand the significance of helping children in our community, so they’re eager to get started. Community involvement means so much to them and they are so appreciative of the collective results that are achieved each year. We’re hoping for another great outcome again this year.”

Rosewood AKTION Club is an affiliate of the national Kiwanis organization that promotes service in action for people with developmental disabilities. The area club allows Rosewood members to be actively involved in the community and to positively impact the lives of others.

Find more about Rosewood Services online, http://rosewoodservices.com
Follow us at facebook.com/RosewoodServices

Access Rosewood AKTION Club Blanket Drive Flier at http://rosewoodservices.com/assets/files/RW-AKTION-Blanket-Drive1-22.pdf.

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For more information, contact Frankie Pelster, Rosewood AKTION Club sponsor, employmentspecialist@rosewoodservices.com, 620-603-6502

January 17, 2022
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Story by: Michael Dawes, director of PR, Rosewood Services, 620-792-2536, MichaelD@rosewoodservices.com

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<![CDATA[A Dozen Rosewood Employees Awarded for ‘Years of Service’]]> http://rosewoodservices.com/site/rw-service-awards12-21 http://rosewoodservices.com/site/rw-service-awards12-21#When:21:25:00Z {image_1}

A dozen Rosewood Services employees achieved milestone work anniversaries in 2021 and they were recognized this month for that achievement. They represent a total of 85 years of service as a group.

Reaching a decade of service were Chandis Alexander (Administration Financial Assistant), Melinda Hosfelt (PATH-Certified Equine Therapy Instructor), Frankie Pelster (Employment Specialist, AKTION Club Sponsor), Terri Swift (Residential House Lead), and Jenna Curran (Outback Assistant).

Five-year employees recognized were Ray Milligan (Residential House Lead), Rebecca “Becca” Daniels (Residential House Lead), Colin Herrman (Maintenance Specialist), Emily Komarek (Transportation Coordinator), Ronda Baird (Direct Support Professional), Angel Clark (Concierge – Independent Options Program), and Gerald Hickman (Vehicle Maintenance Supervisor).

“Each one of these recognized employees are such an integral part of Rosewood’s success over many years,” said Rosewood Services Executive Director Tammy Hammond. “I’m genuinely thankful for their long-term commitment to bringing quality care and expert service to people with developmental disabilities. I commend each one of them for playing such a key role in our unwavering mission to provide innovative services to those we serve.”

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For more information, contact Michael Dawes, Rosewood director of public relations, michaeld@rosewoodservices.com, 620-792-2536

December 30, 2021
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Story by: Michael Dawes, Rosewood PR Director, 620-792-2536
MichaelD@rosewoodservices.com

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<![CDATA[Rosewood AKTION Club Donates Record Number of Coloring Books, Crayons to Barton County Organization]]> http://rosewoodservices.com/site/rw-aktion-club-color-book-donations-nr12-21 http://rosewoodservices.com/site/rw-aktion-club-color-book-donations-nr12-21#When:17:50:00Z {image_1}

The Barton County community’s generosity seems to know no bounds. A Rosewood Miracle Workers AKTION Club community drive has resulted in record amounts of giving to children across Barton County and beyond. This year’s Rosewood AKTION Club coloring book and crayon drive netted 1,487 coloring books and 604 boxes of crayons. That’s more than 1,000 more coloring books than the drive has ever received, along with more than 140 boxes of crayons over the previous record amount collected last year.

Items from the annual drive, which wrapped up at the end of November, were delivered in time for Christmas to three organizations earlier this month. Rosewood AKTION Club split the deliveries among Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington; Saint Francis Ministries, Great Bend, and Central Kansas CASA, Great Bend.

“I thought last year’s drive was tremendous, and it was, but this year’s drive blew last year away with the number of donations we received,” said Rosewood AKTION Club sponsor Frankie Pelster. “It means so much to our AKTION Club members that the Rosewood employees and the community responded in such a spectacular way. Our members truly enjoyed delivering the donations this holiday season because they knew they will be putting a lot of smiles on children’s faces throughout the year.”

For the third consecutive year, the coloring book drive became a fun competition as Rosewood AKTION Club challenged Rosewood employees to generate donations for the drive. Community donations were counted in the AKTION Club’s collection, while Rosewood employees in Day Services, Residential and Administration each collected coloring books and crayons for their respective teams. Day Services won the competition for the third straight year, accounting for

921 coloring books and 248 crayons. With the help of community donations, Rosewood AKTION Club finished second with 358 coloring books and 318 boxes of crayons.

The donations were much anticipated by Clara Barton Hospital and Clinic as there were just two coloring books left and no crayon boxes from last year’s donations made by Rosewood AKTION Club.

“It’s perfect timing for us to receive this donation again,” said Shayla Cook, nurse manager for Clara Barton Hospital and Clinic. “Some kids just don’t get as much throughout the year, so it brings the biggest smile to kids’ faces for them to be able to have those coloring books and crayons and be able to take them home with them.”

“It’s always a fun highlight, getting to have the Rosewood group come in,” said Michelle Moshier, director of Clara Barton Hospital Foundation. “They just have such fun spirits and generosity about them. We really appreciate all of the efforts they’ve done to collect these coloring books and crayons for us to distribute. It’s very kind and thoughtful and we’re most grateful to be the recipients of their generosity and giving spirits.”

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Similar sentiments were shared by Saint Francis Ministries representatives who serve nearly 100 area foster children and families. Mona Tursini, Saint Francis independent living coordinator, explained that the donated items would be given to children as Christmas gifts, as well as distributed to children throughout the year. 

“This kind deed makes my heart very happy,” said Tursini, “What child does not like a coloring book and colors? It’s an opportunity for them to create, and explore their imaginations. It also can be a soothing experience for them if they’ve been through a lot of trauma.”

This was the first year for donating to Central Kansas CASA. The donation was much needed and appreciated by the organization, which represents foster care children in the district of Barton, Rice, Russell, Ellsworth, and Stafford Counties.

“We are the voice for the child in court,” explained Julie Gregg, executive director for Central Kansas CASA. “We’re just thrilled that someone thought of these kids. We love our kiddos that we serve. It’s akin to being a parent. Nothing makes a parent happier than when you make their child smile. That’s how we feel about our CASA kiddos. Getting to bring that smile to them and let them know that someone in the community is thinking of them is really exciting for us.” 

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Gregg said the coloring books and crayons was added to nearly 90 Christmas gift bags that were gathered from another community drive. Remaining coloring books and crayons will be donated in backpacks to children throughout the year, she added.

Rosewood AKTION Club is an affiliate of the national Kiwanis organization that promotes service in action for people with developmental disabilities. The area club allows Rosewood representatives to be actively involved in the community and to positively impact the lives of others.

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Find more about Rosewood Services online, rosewoodservices.com
Follow us at facebook.com/RosewoodServices


For more information, contact Frankie Pelster, Rosewood AKTION Club sponsor, employmentspecialist@rosewoodservices.com, 620-603-6502

December 28, 2021
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Story by: Michael Dawes, director of PR, Rosewood Services, 620-792-2536, MichaelD@rosewoodservices.com

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