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Spring Newsletter Available

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NEWSpring 2017 Issue

CFNIL Funds Multi-Sensory Room at MEE

Thanks to a $13,019 grant provided by the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois (CFNIL), Malcolm Eaton Enterprises was able to construct a Multi-Sensory Environment on its campus this Fall.

The Multi-Sensory Environment was completed in September, and first revealed to the public for the first time during our 50th Anniversary celebration on Sunday, September 25th.

A multi-sensory environment is a dedicated room or space that is designed to control sound, space, temperature and lighting. It uses special equipment that stimulates senses, and promotes feelings of calm and concentration. Time spent in multi-sensory environments has been shown to increase focus, improve communication, and encourage pro-social behavior.

The room was constructed using $13,019 in grant funds Provided by the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois (CFNIL).

The Community Foundation of Northern Illinois has been a regional leader in philanthropy since 1953. CFNIL serves as a catalyst for giving in order to attract, grow, and preserve an endowment for the needs of Northern Illinois. Since 2000, CFNIL has granted more than $46 million for charitable purposes.

 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

We want to wish everyone a very merry holiday season!

Reminder, we will be on winter break from December 24 through January 2nd. We will reopen during regular business hours on Tuesday, January 3rd.

Spherion Makes Donation to Malcolm Eaton

Spherion Staffing Services made a generous donation of $1,500 to Freeport-based Developmental Training provider, Malcolm Eaton Enterprises today.

The donation is part of Spherion’s Community Giveback Program. The Community Giveback Program was designed to further the work of local charitable organizations making a positive impact on the lives of others,

Every year, Spherion selects one or more local organizations and honor them with a special contribution. Spherion has donated nearly a half million dollars to local charitable organizations since 2014.
Malcolm Eaton Enterprises is a non-profit organization located in Freeport that provides programs and services for individuals with developmental disabilities. MEE has been providing services in the Freeport area for the last 50 years.

Today, MEE provides services to over 200 individuals from Stephenson and Winnebago Counties each day, and is also the home of Spirit brand bathroom tissue.
Malcolm Eaton Enterprises would like to thank everyone involved with the Spherion Community Giveback Program for their generous donation.

Pictured, from left, John Kmieciak, Spherion; Margarita Nunez, Spherion; Tim Cook, Executive Director, Malcolm Eaton Enterprises; Kris Bradbury, Spherion; and John Kmieciak, Spherion.

Knights of Columbus Make Donation

The Freeport Knights of Columbus made a generous donation to Malcolm Eaton Enterprises today. The pair of donations totaled over $1,150 dollars.

Since 1997, the Freeport Knights of Columbus have raised over $60,000 for local organizations that assist those with disabilities including Malcolm Eaton Enterprises and the Special Olympics.

Malcolm Eaton Enterprises is a non-profit organization located in Freeport that provides programs and services for individuals with developmental disabilities. MEE has been providing services in the Freeport area for the last 50 years.

Today, MEE provides services to over 200 individuals from Stephenson and Winnebago Counties each day, and is also the home of Spirit brand bathroom tissue.

MEE would like to thank everyone involved with the Freeport Knights of Columbus for their ongoing and generous support.


The Freeport Knights of Columbus visited Malcolm Eaton Enterprises on Wednesday, December 21st to present them with a pair of donations. Pictured, from left, are Nils Sandstrom, Knights of Columbus; Brian Babcock, Community Liaison, Malcolm Eaton Enterprises; Todd McKenna, Knights of Columbus; and Tim Cook, Executive Director, Malcolm Eaton Enterprises.

Kloos Honored by Community Foundation

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Dan Schmitt, Executive Director of the Freeport Community Foundation, presents long time Malcolm Eaton Enterprises volunteer, Bill Kloos, with the 2016 Matthew A. Marvin Community Impact Award during the Fall Grant and Donor Reception at the Eagles Club on Thursday, October 20.

 

Bill Kloos receives Matthew A. Marvin Community Impact Award from Freeport Community Foundation

On Thursday, October 20th, the Freeport Community Foundation named Bill Kloos the recipient of the Matthew A. Marvin Community Impact Award.

According to the Freeport Community Foundation, “this award is given each year to someone, who like Matt, knows the importance of serving your community to help make it better. This award recognizes an individual who has selflessly served the community with vision, humility, dedication and enthusiasm.”

Bill Kloos has been an active volunteer, and an invaluable supporter of nonprofit and service organizations in the Freeport area for most of his life.

Kloos is a native of Freeport and graduated from Freeport High School in 1949.
Kloos served in the Air Force from 1951-1955, and was stationed in Japan for two years during the Korean War. He received his B.S. degree in labor and management from the University of Iowa in 1958. Following college, Kloos worked at Honeywell for the next 38 years.
Kloos has been a member of the Embury Church for the last 70+ years. At the Embury church, Kloos has served on a variety of committees, mostly involving finance.

Kloos also spent several years volunteering on the Northwestern Illinois Area Agency on Aging (NIAAA), six years on the Stephenson County Senior Citizens Board of directors including two years as board president, and he has volunteered for the United Way.

At Malcolm Eaton Enterprises, Kloos has served as a volunteer and committee member for the past 23 years.

He served for six years on the Malcolm Eaton Enterprises Building and Grounds Committee before joining the MEE Board of directors in 1999. He served on the Malcolm Eaton Enterprises Board for the next 17 years, returning in June of 2016.

Kloos served in many roles during his tenure on the Board including President, Treasurer, Chairman of the Residential Planning Committee, Bylaws Revision Committee, Organizational Task Force, Nominating Committee, Finance Committee, Personnel Committee and most recently the Marketing Committee.

While MEE Board President, Kloos played an instrumental role in helping plan, coordinate and successfully launch the Spirit Bathroom Tissue line in 2002. Today, Spirit Bathroom Tissue provides over 15,000 hours of paid work training to adults with developmental disabilities each year.

In addition to the numerous contributions Kloos made serving on the Board and on various committees, Kloos was always very generous with his time, volunteering to help with the Pork Chop Dinner and Golf and Games fundraisers.

By selflessly volunteering his time, Bill Kloos has provided many nonprofit and service organizations with his knowledge, insight and expertise. We at Malcolm Eaton Enterprises are very thankful for the many lasting contributions he has made to our agency that have benefitted so many individuals and families in Freeport and surrounding areas.

October Newsletter Available

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NEW October 2016 Issue

Don Morse Golf Invitational Makes Donation

Members of the Don Morse Golf Invitational committee stopped by this week to make a donation to Malcolm Eaton Enterprises. This is the fifth year that the Morse Invitational has made a contribution to support Malcolm Eaton Enterprises.

The funds will be used to start a new program that will provide employment and work training for individuals enrolled in services at Malcolm Eaton.

Malcolm Eaton Enterprises would like to thank everyone involved with the Morse Invitational for their very generous donation and continued support.

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Members of the Morse Golf Invitational committee deliver a check to Malcolm Eaton Enterprises this week. From left, Craig Joesten, Malcolm Eaton Enterprises; Mark Winter, Winter Construction; Janey Morse, The Morse Group; Tim Cook, Malcolm Eaton Enterprises; Stan Kasper, The Rockwell Group; Bill Morrow, The Morse Group
Not pictured: Lynn Wilson, Freeport Sealcoat and Rob Jacobs, Frito Lay.

2nd Annual SportsPlex Fundraiser scheduled for Saturday, July 30


May Newsletter Available

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NEW May 2016 Issue

Freeport Area Parents Host Presentation

On Thursday, March 3, The Freeport Area Parents Group will be hosting a presentation at the Freeport Public Library at 6:00.

The presentation will feature Ron Mulvaney with the Illinois Assistive Technology Project.

The presentation will discuss how working can impact individuals who are receiving social security benefits.

The event is free to the public.

Click the flyer below for more details.