Fri, 05/19/2017
Mosaic in Rockford

As Mosaic approached our two-year anniversary in our office building, we decided to celebrate and also invite all of our building tenants to attend. We did a small open house with the theme of the Cinco de Mayo holiday. At our open house we catered in Mexican cuisine, had glass-bottle sodas (with real cane sugar) and passed out baby sombreros. We were able to connect with about 20-25 people who did not know Mosaic or what we do. 

Fri, 05/19/2017
Mosaic in Rockford

At-risk children who participate in the Remedies Renewing Lives shelter and Rock House Kids received a bag of full goodies this past Easter, thanks to Mosaic and the Alpine Kiwanis group. 

The week before Easter, we gathered some people we serve to volunteer and collected donations and supplies to fill Easter bags for two local charities. Alpine Kiwanis came to our office and we made an Easter basket assembly line and filled almost 150 Easter bags. People were excited about the volunteer project because it gave them a chance to give back to the community. 

Fri, 05/19/2017
Mosaic in Rockford

Every year, Mosaic in Rockford sends individuals to Springfield to advocate for their quality of care with the State of Illinois. The individuals who attend write letters to their local representatives advocating on a specific issue. 

Fri, 05/19/2017
Mosaic in Rockford

What is your name?

Michelle Bowman

How did you get started volunteering at Mosaic in Rockford?
I learned about Mosaic when I met Brook at a networking meeting, and it called to me.

Fri, 05/19/2017
Mosaic in Rockford

Last spring, two individuals Mosaic serves traveled to Walt Disney World for the first time. The gentlemen live in a host homes in Rockford. Since moving to a Mosaic at Home provider, they have experienced many new things in the last year and added a new vacation to that list. For Tony (pictured on the left), this was his first plane ride and for Lance (pictured on the right), this was his first time to Florida.

Fri, 05/19/2017
Mosaic in Rockford

National Volunteer Appreciation week was April 23–29. It is an opportunity to shine a light on the people and causes that inspire us to serve. Volunteerism empowers individuals to find their purpose, to take their passion and turn it into meaningful change. 

Fri, 02/10/2017
Mosaic in Rockford

Prom night is an experience most students will never forget, but some people don’t get a chance to attend the traditional dance. Thanks to our donors of Olive Garden, Rockford Park District, PepsiCo and local photographers and DJ, adults with special needs get the opportunity to dance the night away. 

Fri, 02/10/2017
Mosaic in Rockford

By Brook Genna, Community Relations Manager

I want to share fantastic news about #GivingTuesday this past year. 

#GivingTuesday is an international movement to encourage people to give their time, treasure and talents to make the world a better place. Mosaic’s theme this past year was “Plan to Give” and supported the needs, goals and dreams of people with intellectual disabilities.

Fri, 02/10/2017
Mosaic in Rockford

This January, Mosaic in Rockford, launched our first day center/hub in the Rockford community. The idea behind the day center was to create a space beyond our four walls and give people a new experience. This program is 100 percent community based, which means the community is involved with our people every day of the program. Mosaic offers day services that support the people with intellectual and development disabilities in a variety of ways.

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