🌟 Grateful Gathering Bliss! 🌈 Yesterday's Grateful Gathering was pure magic! ✨ Surrounded by amazing friends, laughter, and good vibes, we soaked in every moment of joy and enjoyed some amazing food. πŸ₯³πŸ’– These moments are etched in our memories, from heartfelt conversations to shared laughter. πŸ“ΈπŸ’¬ Grateful for the warmth and love that fills our hearts when we come together. Cheers to creating beautiful memories with friends who feel like family! πŸŒŸπŸ€— Until the next gathering, sending love and good vibes your way. πŸ’•πŸŒ» #GratefulGathering #FriendshipGoals #MemorableMoments #COF #fundayatwork
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🌟✨ $5.00 Friday Alert! Let's Make a Difference Together! ✨🌟 Let's make this Friday count! Your kindness knows no bounds, and your support can truly make dreams come true. Thank you for being a beacon of hope and love in our community. Together, we can create a world where everyone belongs. πŸ’™πŸŒ #FiveDollarFriday #InclusionMatters #SpreadLove #CommunitySupport https://coftrainingservicesinc-bloom.kindful.com/ or Venmo to @coffriends
5 months ago, Joy Beatty
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🌟✨ $5.00 Friday Alert! Let's Make a Difference Together! ✨🌟 This Friday, let's join hands and hearts to support our amazing cause. Your contribution can bring a world of difference to someone's life, providing them with opportunities, support, and, most importantly, a sense of belonging. 🌟 https://coftrainingservicesinc-bloom.kindful.com/ or Venmo to @coffriends
5 months ago, Joy Beatty
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🌟✨ $5.00 Friday Alert! Let's Make a Difference Together! ✨🌟 Hey everyone! It's that time of the week again – $5.00 Friday! πŸŒˆπŸ’– We have an incredible opportunity to create a positive impact in the lives of adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities. Imagine what a simple $5.00 donation can do! 🀝✨ Click the link to make your impact today! https://coftrainingservicesinc-bloom.kindful.com/ or Venmo to @coffriends
5 months ago, Joy Beatty
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πŸŒŸπŸ‘ Shout-out to Front Row Sports Owners David and Lucinda Cox! πŸ‘πŸŒŸ We are thrilled to announce our November Friends of the Month, David and Lucinda Cox, the amazing owners of Front Row Sports! πŸŽ‰ David and Lucinda have been incredible supporters of our community, always going above and beyond to ensure that our COF gear is ready to go in a timely manner. Their dedication and hard work have played a significant role in promoting our business, and for that, we are truly grateful. πŸ™Œ But that's not all – they are also generous sponsors for our Cornhole Tournament, making it a fantastic and memorable event for everyone involved. Their commitment to supporting COF and our community shines brightly, and we couldn't be happier to have them by our side. 🀝 Thank you, David and Lucinda, for your outstanding contributions and unwavering support. You truly make a difference, and we are honored to have you as part of our community. Here's to many more successful collaborations and community-building endeavors together! πŸŒŸπŸ† #CommunityHeroes #COFSupporters #FrontRowSportsRock #GratitudeInNovember 🍁
5 months ago, Joy Beatty
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πŸŒžβ˜€οΈNot a bad day at the office when you get to take your crew to Overland Park and make the most of the fantastic weather and treat themselves to some delicious Yogurtini. πŸ˜‹πŸ¨ There's nothing better than enjoying a sweet treat on a sunny day. Cheers to good weather, great company, awesome job, and yummy frozen yogurt! #BurlingtonTeam #COF #YogurtiniDelights #SunnyDays #TreatYourself 🌸
5 months ago, Joy Beatty
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πŸŒŸπŸ€πŸ‘©β€βš•οΈ Invaluable Caregivers: Honoring Their Dedication and Compassion! πŸ‘¨β€βš•οΈπŸ€πŸŒŸ We are thrilled to share a proclamation acknowledging the invaluable role of caregivers in American society! ✨ This proclamation recognizes the tireless efforts of caregivers across the nation, whose unwavering dedication and compassion uplift the lives of countless individuals. Caregivers, you are the unsung heroes, providing love, support, and comfort to those in need. Your selflessness embodies the true spirit of community and kindness. To all the caregivers out there: Your work is immeasurable, your impact immeasurable, and your hearts are boundless. Thank you for your incredible contributions. πŸ™ŒπŸ’– Let's stand together in acknowledging the invaluable role of caregivers and continue to support and appreciate them every day. #CaregiversProclamation #InvaluableCaregivers #CompassionInAction #CommunityHeroes #ThankYouCaregivers 🌼
5 months ago, Joy Beatty
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🍩✨ It's National Donut Day and we are not going to miss that celebration! Our ADP crew enjoyed a little taste testing! #COF #comeworkwith us #yummytreats
5 months ago, Joy Beatty
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🌟✨ $5.00 Friday Alert! Let's Make a Difference Together! ✨🌟 Let's make this Friday count! Your kindness knows no bounds, and your support can truly make dreams come true. Thank you for being a beacon of hope and love in our community. Together, we can create a world where everyone belongs. πŸ’™πŸŒ #FiveDollarFriday #InclusionMatters #SpreadLove #CommunitySupport https://coftrainingservicesinc-bloom.kindful.com/
5 months ago, Joy Beatty
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🌟✨ $5.00 Friday Alert! Let's Make a Difference Together! ✨🌟 This Friday, let's join hands and hearts to support our amazing cause. Your contribution can bring a world of difference to someone's life, providing them with opportunities, support, and, most importantly, a sense of belonging. 🌟 https://coftrainingservicesinc-bloom.kindful.com/
5 months ago, Joy Beatty
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🌟✨ $5.00 Friday Alert! Let's Make a Difference Together! ✨🌟 Hey everyone! It's that time of the week again – $5.00 Friday! πŸŒˆπŸ’– We have an incredible opportunity to create a positive impact in the lives of adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities. Imagine what a simple $5.00 donation can do! 🀝✨ Click the link to make your impact today! https://coftrainingservicesinc-bloom.kindful.com/
5 months ago, Joy Beatty
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6 months ago, Joy Beatty
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πŸŽ‰πŸ† Exciting News! πŸ†πŸŽ‰ We are thrilled to announce that the winners of the Napoleon Dynamite costume contest are none other than our amazing Burlington staff! πŸŒŸπŸ‘ #COF #Comeworkwithus
6 months ago, Joy Beatty
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🌟 In celebration of Disability Employment Awareness Month, we proudly spotlight Tommy, a dedicated individual whose commitment to his work and community shines brightly. Tommy's employment history is marked by his contributions to various local establishments. He helped with flower arrangements at Abby's Attic until its closure, provided janitorial services at Everything's Fabulous, and has been an essential part of Hoover's Thrifway, assisting with various tasks and keeping the store in top shape. Additionally, since 1999, he has been an integral part of COF Training Services, where he takes pride in his janitorial duties, especially in cleaning the bathrooms and catching up with staff and friends. Tommy faced closures in some of his past jobs, but his positivity and determination prevailed in his current roles. His love for his community, Burlington, and the joy of interacting with familiar faces make his job special. Tommy's work not only brings him immense happiness but also contributes significantly to the cleanliness and hygiene of his workplace, ensuring a safe environment for everyone. He cherishes the opportunity to connect with friends and colleagues at Hoover's and COF. If given a choice, Tommy dreams of working at the Burlington Library, contributing as a janitorial staff member by organizing returned books and putting them back on shelves. His desire to continue working and making a difference in his community showcases his passion and dedication. Tommy's story serves as an inspiration, reminding us of the importance of inclusive workplaces and the positive impact individuals like him bring to our communities. Here's to Tommy, a true champion of inclusion and a beacon of positivity during Disability Employment Awareness Month! πŸ’ͺ✨ #DisabilityEmploymentAwarenessMonth #InclusiveWorkplaces #EmpowerAbility #ChampionInclusion #CommunityImpact #COFπŸŒπŸ’ΌπŸ˜Š
6 months ago, Joy Beatty
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🌟 In honor of Disability Employment Awareness Month, we proudly spotlight Margaret, whose journey exemplifies the resilience and adaptability of individuals in the workforce. Margaret's story is a testament to her determination and the supportive community that enabled her to flourish in her career. Margaret's path began with the invaluable support of IDD waiver services from COF, where she honed essential employment skills through their pre-vocational program. With time, Margaret moved away but found her way back to Ottawa, Kansas, seamlessly reintegrating into her home community. During her job search, she embraced piece rate contracts, reveling in the work's joyous atmosphere. Her compassionate nature led her to become a DSP assistant, supporting individuals receiving IDD services. While she loved her role, transportation challenges led her to Thriftopia, where she found fulfillment. Margaret adores her job, cherishing the camaraderie with her team, the flexibility of her hours, and the profound impact she makes in her role. Her contentment highlights the significance of finding a supportive work environment, emphasizing the positive changes inclusive workplaces can bring to individuals' lives. Margaret's story reminds us of the importance of accessible opportunities and the impact of a welcoming workplace culture. Let's celebrate Margaret's achievements and advocate for environments where every individual can thrive, finding fulfillment, camaraderie, and purpose in their work. Here's to Margaret, a true inspiration and a beacon of success! πŸ’ͺ✨ #DisabilityEmploymentAwarenessMonth #InclusiveWorkplaces #EmpowerAbility #ChampionInclusion #JobFulfillment #COFπŸŒπŸ’ΌπŸ˜Š
6 months ago, Joy Beatty
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🌟 In honor of Disability Employment Awareness Month, we spotlight Michael, a dedicated individual whose passion for cars and hard work exemplifies the spirit of determination. Michael's employment journey started at Sonic, although challenges arose due to transportation issues during COVID and conflicting schedules with sports commitments. Michael finds genuine joy in his current job, driven by his love for cars. Working in the vehicle cleaning role, he takes pride in his responsibilities. As he learns the intricacies of cleaning all aspects of vehicles, from washing the body to meticulously cleaning the interior, Michael is being trained to eventually take the lead. His work not only brings him happiness but also allows him to earn a living, which he values greatly. Through his job, Michael is not just earning money but also gaining valuable skills and confidence. As he continues his training, he dreams of taking a leadership role, showcasing his dedication to his work. His dream job would be to coach for Burlington Wildcats, which reflects his aspirations and highlights his commitment to community and teamwork. Michael's story reminds us of the importance of finding meaningful work that aligns with one's interests and passions. His dedication to his job and his dream of coaching are inspiring, showcasing the potential within every individual, regardless of the challenges they might face. Here's to Michael, a true embodiment of determination and passion during Disability Employment Awareness Month! πŸ’ͺ✨ #DisabilityEmploymentAwarenessMonth #InclusiveWorkplaces #EmpowerAbility #ChampionInclusion #PassionInWork πŸŒπŸ’ΌπŸ˜Š
6 months ago, Joy Beatty
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🌟 In recognition of Disability Employment Awareness Month, we celebrate the inspiring journey of Amy, a shining example of determination and growth in the workplace. Amy's story highlights the significance of supportive environments and the transformative power of finding the right job fit. Amy's employment journey began with building pre-vocational skills through piece-rate contracting. With dedicated support, she embraced the tasks and flourished in her role. Recently, she transitioned to a position at Thriftopia, where she is adjusting to a faster-paced environment. Despite the challenges, Amy appreciates the opportunity for growth and the chance to enhance her skills. What sets Amy's story apart is her contentment in her current position. She recognizes the value of focusing on skill-building at Thriftopia before considering other job opportunities. Her dedication and positive attitude underscore the importance of fostering a sense of fulfillment and stability in the workplace. Amy's journey is a reminder that finding the right fit and building skills at one's own pace are key factors in ensuring long-term job satisfaction. Amy's story inspires us to create inclusive workspaces where individuals like her can thrive, learn, and grow. Let's celebrate Amy's achievements and continue advocating for supportive environments that enable every person, regardless of their abilities, to find happiness and fulfillment in their employment journey. πŸ’ͺ✨ #DisabilityEmploymentAwarenessMonth #InclusiveWorkplaces #EmpowerAbility #ChampionInclusion #JobSatisfaction #COFπŸŒπŸ’ΌπŸ˜Š
6 months ago, Joy Beatty
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🌟 In honor of Disability Employment Awareness Month, we shine a spotlight on Joey, whose journey exemplifies dedication, resilience, and passion in the workplace. Joey's work history includes roles at Sonic, assisting with vehicle maintenance, data entry, and various piece-rate jobs. Sadly, limitations on hours at Sonic and changes in processes due to COVID impacted his previous positions. Joey's enthusiasm for his current job shines through in his work. Working with vehicles brings him immense joy and fulfillment. He finds happiness in his work, cherishing the opportunity to see his friends and make a meaningful contribution. In his current role, Joey takes pride in cleaning all vehicles meticulously. He ensures the vehicles' cleanliness and trains others, showcasing his leadership and expertise. His responsibilities involve comprehensive tasks such as washing the body, vacuuming, cleaning windows, dashboards, cup holders, and taking inventory. Joey's dream job revolves around his passion for working with vehicles, reflecting his dedication and love for his work. His story emphasizes the significance of finding a job that brings not only financial stability but also personal fulfillment. Joey's journey inspires us to create inclusive workplaces where individuals like him can thrive and contribute meaningfully. Here's to Joey, a true advocate for inclusivity and a shining example of the spirit of Disability Employment Awareness Month! πŸ’ͺ✨ #DisabilityEmploymentAwarenessMonth #InclusiveWorkplaces #EmpowerAbility #ChampionInclusion #PassionInWork #COFπŸŒπŸ’ΌπŸ˜Š
6 months ago, Joy Beatty
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🌟 In recognition of Disability Employment Awareness Month, we proudly spotlight Joanne, whose diverse work experiences and unwavering determination exemplify the resilience of individuals in the workforce. Joanne's journey has seen her in a multitude of roles, from making pizzas at Casey's and Pizza Hut to crafting cabinets at American Cabinets, showcasing her versatility and dedication. Despite facing challenges in past jobs due to conflicts of interest, lack of hours, or closures, Joanne has found her calling in her current positions at Janitorial and Thriftopia. Embracing the ever-changing nature of these roles, she feels engaged and fulfilled every day. The sense of purpose she derives from her work is palpable, making her feel good about what she does. Through her job, she not only affords what she desires, such as new clothes and activities but also manages her bills effectively, providing her with financial independence. Joanne's wish for more people to have the opportunity to work in various jobs speaks to her belief in the empowering potential of diverse employment options. Her dream job as a PSA worker, helping others become independent, reflects her compassion and dedication to making a difference in people's lives. With no desire to return to her old jobs, Joanne has found profound purpose and contentment in her current work, demonstrating the transformative impact of finding the right fit in the workplace. Here's to Joanne, an inspiring advocate for inclusivity and a true embodiment of the spirit of Disability Employment Awareness Month! πŸ’ͺ✨ #DisabilityEmploymentAwarenessMonth #InclusiveWorkplaces #EmpowerAbility #ChampionInclusion #Inspiration πŸŒπŸ’ΌπŸ˜Š
6 months ago, Joy Beatty
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🌟 During Disability Employment Awareness Month, we celebrate the incredible journey of Samantha, whose resilience and determination have led her to a place where she not only excels but also advocates for the rights of her peers. Samantha's story is a testament to the transformative power of inclusive employment opportunities. Samantha's employment journey began with Project Search, which paved the way for her to join a hotel's cleaning crew, where she dedicated six years to her role. Unfortunately, the pandemic brought challenges, leading to a layoff. Undeterred, Samantha navigated the difficulties, exploring piece-rate work while actively seeking new opportunities. Her determination paid off when she found her fit at Thriftopia, a community job that she adores. What sets Samantha apart is not just her dedication to her work but also her advocacy efforts. She has taken her passion to the State Capitol, advocating for disability employment rights and ensuring her peers have the chance to experience the acceptance and belonging she found in her workplace. Samantha's story is a beacon of hope, emphasizing the importance of workplaces that foster a sense of home and acceptance. While she loves her current job, her dreams extend to working with animals in the future, showcasing her endless determination and aspirations. Samantha's journey reminds us that every individual deserves the opportunity to thrive in an inclusive, supportive work environment. Let's celebrate Samantha's achievements and continue our collective efforts to create workplaces where everyone, regardless of their abilities, feels valued and accepted. πŸ’ͺ✨ #DisabilityEmploymentAwarenessMonth #InclusiveWorkplaces #EmpowerAbility #AdvocacyMatters #ChampionInclusion #COFπŸŒπŸ’ΌπŸ˜Š
6 months ago, Joy Beatty
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