Down for Smiles and Bee Happy Programs host the FIRST ANNUAL Kaufman Community Party to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness and Special Needs! God showed out!! Thank you to all who attended, volunteered, to our vendors, downtown merchants, food trucks, amazing musicians, the Kaufman Fire Dept and to Isabel Grace Photography for making this day amazing!
The Cedar Top Chuck Wagon Ministry partners with Bee Happy Programs to host an evening at the Kaufman First Assemblies parking lot for all of Kaufman counties specail needs families.
With the Bee-Happy Day program numbers growing, organization leaders have opted to free up-close quarters by taking students on more adventures beyond their facility. Their most recent outing was a tour of the Kaufman County Pet Adoption Center on May 3.
Seven Bee-Happy busy bees were given a private tour of the facility, where they were able to interact with cats, dogs, and rabbits. While their visit was both a source of fun and educational, Director Shelley Brookins was visiting for a larger purpose.
Brookins revealed that due to the growing numbers in their program, these outings help relieve their campus of crowding. Larger than this factor, Brookins shared that Bee-Happy is looking to get their students involved in volunteer opportunities around Kaufman County.
“The community does so much for us, and we believe it’s important to give back to that same community,” shared Brookins.
The Bee-Happy Day program is currently setting up student volunteer opportunities at both the Kaufman County Pet Adoption Center and The Center in Kaufman.
Bee-Happy Day program is a non-profit, affordable, faith-based program that assists adults with developmental disabilities in reaching their potential through hands on activities that challenge and empower them. For more information about Bee-Happy visit beehappydayhab.org.
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Kaufman County’s Bee-Happy Day Program journey started in 2019 when Shelley Brookins envisioned an affordable rehabilitation program for adults with developmental disabilities. Furthering their starting mission, Bee-Happy is preparing to launch a new program entitled Reimagine.
Reimagine is a ministry, support, and respite program for parents of special needs children serving Kaufman County, in partnership with Still Waters and Kaufman First Baptist Church. As a supportive outlet, As a supportive outlet, Reimagine offers parental and caregiver weekly support meetings during the school year. Through its respite care program, Reimagine provides short-term care and support services to assist families and caregivers with developmentally challenged adults and children. This allows parents and caregivers a small bit of free time for running errands, taking a much-needed nap, or making time for friends and family.
Thank you Lord for an amazing night !!
Tonight our First ever BINGO event was a HUGE blessing! We were overwhelmed by all that showed! We are so thankful to everyone who came out in support of our programs and our amazing volunteers!
God has blessed us so much with an amazing community who continues to go above and beyond for our amazing families.
Thank you to As The Crow Flies Ministries for partnering with us!
Our 2nd Annual Dessert Social and Silent Auction was a huge success! WE have a mighty God who moved mountains and hearts at the auction! Thank you to all those who worked hard to make this happen and thank you to all those who showed to provide support for our program! Without you all we would not be able to do what we do for our community! The auction fundraising efforts were doubled from last year! The auction brought in $10,000.00 towards the program and we started the Shuttle bus fund with $699.00! The best is yet to come!
The Busy Bees had a wonderful time participating in the Kaufman Harvest Fest parade today Thank you to all those who were able to attend, donated candy and decorations and especially to our amazing volunteer planners!
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