We are halfway through the summer and it has been a hot one! Temperature-wise and for Nevins! On July 26th. we had the privilege of being a sponsor with Charlotte’s own celebration of the 25th. Anniversary of the American’s with Disabilities Act held at Spirit Square. It was so rewarding and humbling being reminded that there are other disabilities out there that require so much attention outside of the population we serve.
According to the 2010 U.S. Census, 18% of American Adults have a disability, in most cases it is not obvious. Nevins will continue to remain committed to helping our adult population experience the dignity and empowerment they so much deserve, through diversity and inclusion. Thank you Disability Rights and Resources for being such ambassadors! . . . Click below to download the whole Newsletter.
We are at the end of our fiscal year! I want to thank everyone for their continued passion and loyalty to Nevins and the services you provide. We have had a very successful year and we are closing on a very positive note. Our costs have had a somewhat consistent decline that will be a benefit for our future. I can confidently say that “Nevins is a leader in the industry.” We have come a long way and my vision will remain committed to helping our population experience the dignity and empowerment that comes from contributing to one’s family and the community. A few highlights that took place over the fiscal year: . . .
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Congratulation to Carol Forston Harris for being our June Employee of the Month!!!
Carol has been with Nevins for almost 2 years. She came to Nevins because she had always wanted to work with individuals with special needs because of her son with Down’s Syndrome. She is a vital part of our service with Levin Children’s Hospital. She has been recognized several times in recent months by LCH for giving them Great Customer Service.
“ I still enjoy what I do. And I look forward to growing with our company”
The Nevins Newsletter for June is here!
We had a great May and are looking forward to all the opportunities of Summer!
“The 10th Annual Festa Italiana event to benefit Nevins took place on May 17th. We could not ask for a more beautiful day to celebrate! Thank you to all of our families, participants, Nevins volunteers and the Festa committee for helping support our mission. A very sincere appreciation from all of us here at Nevins goes to Dr. Voci for his continued passion and generosity for his years of continued support! . . . ”
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Employee of the Month May 2015 Paisley Hunt
Congratulations to Paisley Hunt, our May Employee of the Month!
Paisley had been with Nevins for fifteen years and left briefly to pursue other opportunities. Paisley has been back with Nevins for over a year now and is happier than ever.
“I look forward to coming into work every day, and love working with the individuals we serve.” Paisley also provides transportation to and from Carolinas Medical Center daily for our individuals, and covers our front desk answering phones, and other clerical duties.
Congratulations to Robby Payne for our April Employee of the month! Robby has been with Nevins for eight months. Robby says “ I have learned so much about himself just by being around the individual I work with, but also the rewarding feeling when witnessing overall independence.” Robby enjoys coming to work each day, and recognizing that everything we do here at Nevins has a purpose.
hank you for everything you do Robby!
Finally spring is here! As we move into our final quarter of our fiscal year, our overall commitment to providing services and continued project renovations have really shaped up, but will continue!
Spring Fling is right around the corner, come on out on Saturday April 18th 11am—2pm for our traditional Nevins Board Cookout and awards. We will have the cake walk, dancing and the annual awards that we all enjoy, along with some surprises (including a Mac and Cheese contest!)
We also have Camp Nevins right around the corner beginning on June 15th. We are bringing back this successful program for the second year, let your friends and family know so that your friends can join us for the summer!
The St Anthony’s Festa Italiana is on the calendar for May 17th at Queens University. This is the 10th anniversary, and I know that Dr. Voci has a lot of exciting things planned for this year to benefit us. As most of you know Nevins receives 100% of the proceeds, and this is our biggest fundraiser of the year.
This year the Festa is focusing on “Raising the Roof”. We have several leaks in our Corkey Building and Baucom Building that we are currently working to repair. The Festa goal is to raise $30k this year for roof replacement and repair and with your help we can achieve this!
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Congratulations to Stanford Davis our March Employee of the Month! Stanford has been with the Nevins family for 12 years.
March Employee of the Month! Stanford Davis
“I have learned more from the individuals we serve than anyone can imagine.” The individuals we serve at Nevins are like our children. It has trained me and helped me better serve the individuals here and has taught me a lot, because I have a nephew who lives with me that has autism.” “With my employment here at Nevins, my job has become easier and more fulfilling at home.”
Thank you for everything you do Stanford!
We Have So Many Reasons to say THANK YOU !
Spring is right around the corner, we hope. It has been a cold and snowy February for us all! We don’t like to have to close for weather; however, the safety of our staff and individuals we support is very important to us. I would like to encourage all families, staff and individuals to complete the page on our newsletter that asks for your contact information to keep in touch. This will allow us to share all correspondence and our monthly newsletter from Nevins electronically through e-mail. Or you can contact me directly: email@example.com or Phil Gussman: firstname.lastname@example.org
You might have noticed that the cafeteria received a wonderful makeover, with a fresh coat of paint thanks to the hard work of the Charlotte Carolina Club, Nevins staff and family volunteers. Also a big thank you goes to Lowes at Northlake for helping us with the paint supplies and materials.
We also want to thank Vincent Voci and the whole Festa Committee for the wonderful Festa Kickoff Luncheon. We are very thankful that they have set this years goal to help us “Raise the Roof” and replace the roof on the Corkey Building. Tell your Friends about the Festa Italiana!
I want to thank our team that works at CMC main for stepping up and working on days that Nevins was closed due to the inclement weather. It takes a lot of passion and commitment to put forth this kind of effort. Thank you again!
– Adam Lawlor
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Congratulations to Jonathan for being the employee of the month of February 2015.
“I enjoy working with the individuals here at Nevins & at Carolinas Medical Center. I like to give Nevins a special thanks for giving me the tools & support I need to help my individuals achieve the highest potential possible.”
Thank you from the Nevins Staff and Participants!