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January 24, 2018
 Life Navigators eNews
Be active. Be connected. Be inspired.
Dear Friend,

Happy 2018!  2017 was such an exciting year for Life Navigators with the completion of our building expansion.  Thanks to the support of so many, we will be able to serve 850 additional individuals with disabilities and their families over the next three years.

We believe that when individuals with disabilities are able to live, work and volunteer in our community, it truly is a better place for all.  Life Navigators is passionate about providing opportunities for individuals with disabilities to actively participate in our community, and we are excited to expand these services in 2018.  

Thank you for believing in our mission of empowering kids and adults with disabilities to be active and connected.  You make our work possible, and we are excited to expand our services to positively impact even more individuals this year thanks to the support of our many donors and friends.

Vicki Wachniak, Executive Director

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Vicki Wachniak
Executive Director

Consumer Spotlight:  Active and Connected

Meet Kelly.  Kelly loves photos, airplanes and music.  She is very social and loves spending time with friends. She stays active by dancing, going to the movies with her roommates and participating in Life Navigators events. Kelly has an amazing family support network and enjoys their travel adventures together. She’s always ready for a party and showing off her dance moves.  Kelly also adores the food channel, especially when it features dishes with “kicking flavor”!

Kelly is a member of the Life Navigators Self-Advocacy & Independence Program and enjoys attending our social and community outings.  Being connected to Life Navigators and attending our events has allowed Kelly to develop new friendships and stay active and connected in our community.

Photo: Kelly loved participating in our 2017 Painting Party.

Featured Partnership:  Heart of Canal Street

HOCS 2017

We were thankful to be one of Potawatomi Hotel & Casino's 2017 Heart of Canal Street Signature Charities and the recipients of a $35,000 donation to expand our services for kids with disabilities in our community. A special thank you to Milwaukee Radio Alliance for partnering with us - we had a great time at the Finale Reception and Grand Total Announcement!  Check out our Facebook Album here.

Photo:  Thank you to the leadership team at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino for supporting kids with disabilities in our community.

Keeping Kids & Adults Healthy All Year

Soap Suds 2017
It was another incredible year for our Soap, Suds Drive!  Thanks to our many wonderful partners, kids and adults with disabilities will stay safe and healthy all year long.

Thank you to the Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin, Quarles & Brady LLP, Brookfield Central High School Key Club, the Brewcity Bruisers and WI FACETS for their continued support.  We are also delighted for our new partnerships with AlignLife and Merton School District and all of our amazing individual donors.  Check out our Facebook Album of our drive participants.

Photo:  Quarles & Brady LLP has been such a wonderful partner of our #SoapSudsDrive for the past three years.

A Wonderful Holiday Season

Giving Tree 2017_James
We were so grateful to again be a part of The Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee's Giving Tree Program.  Thank you to our sponsors Diversified Insurance Solutions and Northwestern Mutual for allowing 150 of our consumers to have a wonderful gift for the holidays.  Click here for a photo slideshow of our consumers enjoying their gifts.

Photo:  Our consumer James is so happy for his new slippers, hat, scarf and movie theater gift card!
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Mark your Calendars for our Upcoming Events!

February 13, 2018:
Coffee Connections
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
(Life Navigators)

February 17, 2018:
Journey Forward Workshop
8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
(Easterseals Workforce Training Center)

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