July 2017 Marcfirst E-Newsletter
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We couldn't operate without the help of interns throughout the year.  This week, we'll be highlighting a few on Facebook and LinkedIn!  Be sure to check in daily for updates!  Up first, meet Bria!
Click the picture of Lawson to see more great photos from our Marcfirst picnic last week!

The students involved in the 5-Week School-to-Work Program were incredibly busy this summer!

They had an opportunity to visit and work out at the Bloomington-Normal YMCA, tour and learn about potential job opportunities at the Marcus Wehrenberg Movie Theater, as well as practice travel safety while riding the Connect Transit bus to Cold Stone!

New to the program this year was a comprehensive unit on food preparation. Students had a chance to learn about how food is produced at Epiphany Farms build a grocery list, visit Green Top Grocery and prepare pasta and chocolate chip cookies for lunch at Christ Lutheran Church.

To top it off, the students had a chance to learn about table etiquette at Biaggi's with the help of Class Act Etiquette.

The end of the program was spent focusing on professionalism, including writing resumes, reference lists, as well as interview practice at Illinois State University's Career Center.  At the very end of the program, students celebrated their hard work by going to the St. Louis Zoo, in style thanks to Peoria Charter Coach!

To see more pictures, click on the photo above!

Thank you to everyone who came out  to Jason's Deli on July 20 to dine to donate to support Marcfirst!  Because of you, we earned $362.01, all which goes to programs and services for over 800 people with developmental disabilities in McLean County. 
(Click photo above)
The 17th Annual Marcfirst Golf Classic was a huge success!!  Thanks to all of you who volunteered, donated and sponsored, we raised $30,000 that will go directly to services we provide!

***To see more photos of the golf outing, click the picture above!***
SHOP LOCAL when possible, but when you can't, please add us on Amazon Smile!  Go to smile.amazon.com and select Marcfirst as your favorite non-profit.  0.5% of the proceeds go directly to Marcfirst to support our mission. Questions? Contact Leni Kuntz (lenikuntz@marcfirst.org)!
As of May 2017, AmazonSmile has donated $220.79!
This is all because YOU selected Marcfirst when you shopped Smile.Amazon.com.  THANK YOU!
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