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Overcome Obstacles with MRI on April 26!

Join MRI, WAND TV and Cromwell Radio in overcoming obstacles in Central Park on Friday, April 26. This year we have a goal of raising $50,000 and funds raised will go towards a new basketball court and other inclusive outdoor recreational opportunities for the people we serve in Meaningful Meadows. Learn more about Meaningful Meadows.

How can you help Overcome Obstacles? Click on one of the titles below to begin.
1. COLLECT PLEDGES TO COMPETE: Start your own fundraising page and collect donations for MRI! Know someone who receives services at MRI? Pledge for them!

2. PRE-ORDER: Krispy Kreme doughnuts ($7/dozen) or MRI Creative Catering boxed lunches ($7/box) including a pulled pork sandwich, potato salad, chips, cookie, and a Pepsi product.

3. DONATE: MRI values the individuals we serve and your donations are what keep our doors open.

4. SPONSOR: Is your business interested in sponsoring an event that provides services and opportunities to individuals with developmental disabilities in Macon County? Click SPONSOR to see opportunities available.

MRI helps over 800 children and adults with disabilities in our community overcome obstacles each day. We invite you to join us in celebrating their achievements and testing yourself in overcoming similar obstacles.

Krispy Kreme doughnuts ($7 per box) and boxed lunches ($7 per box) can be picked up at the event in Central Park or delivered (orders of 10 or more). To pre-order : CALL 217.875.8850 | EMAIL rbarter@maconresources.org | ONLINE ORDERING

Thank you to our major sponsors:

 

 

 



MRI Celebration Day

On Friday, April 29, join us in celebrating the impact MRI has made on the community and the over 800 children and adults that benefit from the MRI programming.  With the help of WAND 17 and The Cromwell Group, we will be celebrating all day in downtown Decatur, across from the ADM City Center. Come on out and learn more about what we do! There will be Krispy Kreme doughnuts and lunch from Hickory River Smokehouse, which you can pre order today!

MRI is the largest service provider for children and adults with disabilities in the region. We provide services that promote the growth, independence and self-worth of children and adults with disabilities. Our programming includes Job Training, Case Management, Home Visiting through Bright Start, Speech Therapy, Autism Services, Inclusive Child Care at Independence Pointe, Homeward Bound Pet Shelter and more.

FOUR WAYS TO GET INVOLVED:

  1. TODAY- Donate!
  2. TOMORROW – Pre order Krispy Kreme or Hickory River Smokehouse boxed lunches.
  3. THE MONTH OF APRIL – Spread the message.  Share MRI’s impact.
  4. FRIDAY, APRIL 29 – Join the celebration!

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Come learn more about what we do, and celebrate the achievements of the individuals we serve!

Krispy Kreme boxes can be picked up/purchased at the event in downtown Decatur, at MRI (2121 Hubbard Ave.), or MRI Independence Pointe (2715 N 27th St.). Hickory River Smoke House lunches can be picked up/purchased at the event in downtown Decatur.

To pre-order your doughnuts and lunch today or for more information, call 217-875-8880 or email mbilbrey@maconresources.org.

We want to thank our major sponsors!CEFCU
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Thank you to our vignette and event-day sponsors:

  • Swartz Properties
  • Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, Cemeteries & Cremation Center, Moran & Goebel Funeral Home & Cremation Services
  • Curry & Associates
  • Becker Chiropractic Clinic
  • Staley Credit Union
  • IPI Wealth Management Services, Inc.

 

Meet Danny

Danny, an MRI Day Vocational Training participant, works in MRI’s license plate production.

Danny has been working in license plate production since he graduated high school. He performs several different jobs involved in the manufacturing of license plates, such as placing stickers and packaging. However, he prefers to work on the take off line. The take off line is a physically demanding job that requires Danny to be on his feet 8-10 hours a day.

Danny also assists Sandy, the LP Packaging Foreman, with training new staff. In fact, Danny even helped train Sandy when she was first hired 15 years ago! Because of MRI’s job training and placement, Danny is able to live independently by paying for his mortgage and household bills. He has also grown in both his confidence and responsibility.  He takes pride in the work he does.

“Danny has a fantastic work ethic and rarely, if ever, calls off. He is adaptable and flexible and accepts any job assignment offered to him.” -Sue, Danny’s Case Manager

Producing the license plates at MRI has given people like Danny a chance to gain independence through a job. Since 1983 MRI has produced all of the license plates for the state of Illinois, meeting state production needs and delivery schedules.

For more information about MRI’s license plate production and other manufacturing and production services MRI engages in to provide job training to adults with disabilities, click here.