an online, global day of giving focused on giving back to
non-profit organizations through celebrating generosity!
This year, there will be a community effort in which local
non-profits have decided to come together to help initiate
and strengthen partnerships during the charitable season.
All donations will be evenly divided between all of the
Organizations include ...
CREDO Community Center
Disabled Persons Action Organization
Hospice of Jefferson County
County Historical Society
Jefferson Rehabilitation Center Foundation
NNY Cerebral Palsy Association
North Country Family Health Center
Northern Regional Center for Independent Living
Northern New York Community Foundation
Planned Parenthood of the North Country New York, Inc.
Samaritan Medical Center Foundation / Children's Miracle
SUNY Jefferson Community College Foundation
Thousand Island Habitat for Humanity
Transitional Living Services
United Way of NNY
Volunteer Transportation Center, Inc.
Watertown Urban Mission
CLICK HERE TO DONATE TO #giveNNY!
Thank you to all of our Direct
Support Professionals (DSP’s) for all that you do! We
recognize all of your hard work and the skills necessary for
you to do your job. DSP's have the most impact on
those individuals we serve!
In an effort to continue this
recognition, we plan on spotlighting a Direct Support
Professional of the Month ... every month!
NOVEMBER'S DSP ...
Krista goes above and beyond assuring that her individual’s
personal hygiene and community inclusions needs are being
met. A visit was
made by a staff member while Krista was working with her
individual was freshly bathed and their appearance was
impeccable! This is
clearly a DSP who takes pride in her work and cares for her
individual just as if they were part of her own family!
Supporting Good Health
OCTOBER'S DSP ...
(Donna White is NOT an elephant but she loves them!)
"I do not think those who know Donna White would argue that
she deserves to be the DSP of the Month!
I would nominate her every month if I could!
She is the sweetest and most caring person to
everyone but most especially to our individuals.
Over the Summer I came to the office on a Saturday
and as I was leaving, I looked over to the respite house and
saw Donna pushing someone in a wheelchair in the parking
wheeled them over to some bushes and was helping them pick
wild flowers (I assume).
Knowing that the individual is very disabled and
could never do that on their own, I thought how often do you
see that happen?
She warms my heart whenever I see her or hear her
individuals ask if she is going to be working at the respite
house when they go there.
How wonderful it would be if we could convince her to
work at DPAO full time!!!
But the Meals on Wheels gang would be lost without
her. She does
more with her petite frame than any muscle man could!
Donna’s demeanor reminds me to chill out and enjoy
life – no point in complaining.
She certainly doesn’t!
I would stick her in my purse and let her out
whenever I need a pick me up!"
~ DPAO Employee
Putting People First
"Don’t know if I deserve the
honor, as getting to know my girls and to share time with
them, has enriched my life immensely! I think I have
gotten the best out of the deal already."
Kelley supports the individuals’
interests and encourages them every step of the way!
One individual won a photography contest two years in a row,
in which Kelley helped her enter! Kelley continues to
think outside the box when working with the individuals she
supports. It remains very apparent that thought is put
in to the activities while (and most importantly) keeping
their interests in mind!
and Productive in Society