Barbara Olson Center of Hope receives grant
The Barbara Olson Center of Hope recently received a $1,658 grant from the Stateline Community Foundation. This grant will be used to purchase two counting machines to be used by participants with developmental disabilities in Hope Industries. Hope Industries is a division of the Barbara Olson Center of Hope providing packaging and other services to business and industry. Hope Industries has more than 40 years of experience and has a reputation for quality control, competitive prices, and prompt deliveries. For information, call (815) 964-9275.
First Annual Art Show a success!
On Dec. 10, the Barbara Olson Center of Hope held its First Annual Art Show featuring artwork made by people with developmental disabilities who participate in services at the Center of Hope. The Center of Hope raised $2,400 by selling artwork. Proceeds will be used to continue funding a variety of art projects. This event was sponsored by the Rockford Area Arts Council and the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois to provide access to the arts for those with development disabilities.