Walk to EMPOWER!
Wellspring Community’s Walk to EMPOWER is a fun one mile walk that starts at the Mill House and goes around the beautiful scenic paved path at the Philip S. Miller Park in Castle Rock. This is a wheelchair, walker and stroller accessible event. Everyone is invited to participate! We are fundraising to support our enrichment classes and our business enterprises that are dedicated to serving adults with special needs.
Since 2008, Wellspring has been developing specially modified business enterprises and enrichment classes designed to give adults with developmental disabilities the opportunity to engage in meaningful, productive and creative work.
Thank you to everyone who walked and donated to The 2019 Walk to Empower! We raised $62,000!
We need event sponsors!
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Why are we walking?
To raise awareness for individuals with special needs!
To raise funds for our Wellspring Cafe, Bakery, Art Studio and Enrichment Classes!
Most of all, we are walking so that our STARS (Specially Talented Adults Raising Standards) can live full productive lives!
Meet some of our STARS below.
Walk for Jeff!
Jeff loves going to Wellspring, which has the best staff of any group Jeff has ever interacted with. For the first time in his life, he really enjoys going to an activity. We think Jeff is so happy to go to Wellspring because he feels truly accepted for who he is. The Wellspring staff has created this acceptance, and it has been wonderful to see him blossom in the Wellspring environment.
Also, we have seen big improvements in Jeff's speech. He has started making eye contact when he is talking to someone. And he has become much better at carrying on a conversation. He still has room to grow in this area, but Wellspring has helped him tremendously. Feeling comfortable and accepted at Wellspring has made it possible for Jeff to open up verbally.
The biggest thank-you to all the Wellspring staff who have made it possible for Jeff to make these transitions.
Kathy and Dave Gibbons
Walk for Katie!
Wellspring's Art Therapy class is a way for our STARS to explore art in a new way. With specially designed lessons each participant learns how to express themselves through a variety of different mediums. Katie LOVES Art Therapy! Having struggled in the past with staying on task and controlling impulses. Every morning she arrives at Wellspring Community she greets her teachers with a huge smile and asks "is today art class?". She clearly looks forward to the time she gets to be creative and explore different kinds of art. Katie attentively asks questions and follows directions very well. She shines in Art Therapy and leaves each time with a smile on her face!
This is just one of the many amazing opportunities that Wellspring offers to adults with special needs. One of the many ways our STARS shine. Each time you give to Wellspring YOU are giving Katie and others the thrill of developing their potential.
Walk with Wellspring to EMPOWER the lives of adults with special needs!
Walk for John!
From our initial tour of Wellspring, with staff and STARS greeting our son John, we knew this inclusive community program would be what our son needed to become more independent and successful. Since John started attending Wellspring, we’ve seen a distinct improvement in his articulation, his ability to engage & communicate with others, along with an improvement in his social and physical skills. This is a reflection of the professional commitment from the staff and volunteers.
Each morning John checks his daily schedule and is excited to participate in his activities at Wellspring. He has been involved in different programs in several states; but the staff at Wellspring is the most caring, positive and professional staff we’ve worked with. They truly want every STAR to be productive and successful.
Thank you, Wellspring, for the variety of educational and enrichment opportunities you make available to John. We are so appreciative and grateful for all that you do for our son.
The Stanton Family