C.E.R.T.S. has several visiting programs which help provide new and exciting things to do for our participants. Steve Datz from Ryefield Ceramics visits C.E.R.T.S. twice a month for a one hour pottery session. The participant’s make items out of clay and he then brings the items back to his studio to dry and bisque fire. He returns the pieces back to C.E.R.T.S. where the participants finish them with ceramic underglazes before they are returned to his studio for a second fire.
Using the pottery wheel the participants make their own pottery with Steve’s assistance. He attaches and centers the clay for the participants and then he helps them use their hands to perform the motions required to thin and form the clay on the spinning wheel. The level and type of assistance required varies from person to person depending on their experience, how well they can manipulate their fingers and hands and their physical strength. Our participants had an art and pottery fair last year with local and state politicians, foundation representatives, and others from the community attending.
A truckload of supplies donated by Procter and Gamble arrived at the C.E.R.T.S. Smyrna site
We are grateful for the assistance of Teresa A. Dean, Plant Administrative Leader for P&G Dover Wipes. Teresa is the mother of Ravin who is a program associate at the Kent County site. This donation will save on expenses for both C.E.R.T.S. sites. P&G donated Charmin basics toilet tissue, Bounty dura paper towels, Swiffer Wet Mop and refills, Dawn dish soap and Febreeze starter kits.
We are so appreciative of companies who partner with us to meet our mission in such practical ways. Other examples include Delmarva Power for donating printing costs, and foundations and companies making grants to C.E.R.T.S. or being sponsors for our 5K race and Piggin’ Out for C.E.R.T.S. benefit dinner.
Redner’s is committed to supporting the community in which each Warehouse Market and Quick Shoppe is located through a variety of supportive partnerships and enrichment programs. They established their 1% Save-A-Tape program as a simple way in which groups can earn much needed funds for its mission. Annually they donate hundreds of thousands of dollars.
You need to have a Redner’s Pump Perks/1% Save-A-Tape card. Don’t worry, they do not require any personal information to obtain a card!
Once a month mail us your Redner receipts to either 1501 Casho Mill Rd, Suite 1, Newark 19711 or 699 S. Carter Rd, Suite 1, Smyrna 19711 c/o development director. Every time we get at least $5,000 in receipts Redners will mail a check to C.E.R.T.S. for $50.
There is no time limit for participation and no dollar limit to the amount of money C.E.R.T.S. can earn. Start saving tapes today and help C.E.R.T.S. raise money for our day programs for adults with multiple, severe disabilities!