Blog

04/05/2021

Spring is here!

Spring has sprung on the Kids Escaping Drugs Renaissance Campus! With the warm weather approaching, our patients and residents are looking forward to enjoying fun outdoor activities. This past weekend we were surprised with holiday goodies from some of our generous donors. Happy Spring!

 

What an exciting Meat Raffle!

We would like to thank everyone for participating in our first ever Virtual Meat Raffle! We are thrilled to announce that we raised over $14,000! Thank you to our incredible sponsors: Personal Touch Food Service, Heritage Contract Flooring, Brian and Dana Seifert, and Progressive Planning Services. We would also like to thank our guest hosts and volunteers for making this event a huge success. Congratulations to our winners and thank you again for your support!

 

KED supports Roswell patients by giving back!

Thank you to everyone who supported our March Blood Drive in honor of Sarah Cook. We are delighted to share that we had 14 people sign up to donate blood or platelets to the Donation Center at Roswell Park! 

Our blood drive may be over, but Roswell still has an extremely critical need for type “O” blood donations. Please help Roswell meet their need by sharing this with your family and friends. To make a donation, call 716-845-8275 or email Maria Turner at maria.turner@roswellpark.org.

 

Celebrating the strong women on our campus!

In honor of Women’s History Month, we wanted to share a video of the amazing women of the Kids Escaping Drugs Renaissance Campus! This video was produced by Anna Bella, our Administrative Intern and premiered last week during a Women’s History Month Celebration! While we recognized these strong women during the month of March, it is important to celebrate their contributions to our campus each and every day!

 

Recovery Warrior Spotlight

Felicity, Kids Escaping Drugs Renaissance Campus Resident

Felicity has been a resident at Palmerton Place for about two and a half months now. Her favorite part about being on the campus is that the staff is extremely supportive. She wanted to acknowledge a few of our staff members that have had a positive influence on her recovery journey: Tami, our Program Director for being a great listener, Alema, a Treatment Assistant because she cares, and Jenn, our Vocational Counselor for being so easy to talk to. Some of Felicity’s favorite hobbies include learning how to cook, doing makeup, and creating art. She painted the SpongeBob picture that she is holding! Felicity plans on attending college in the fall and is leaning toward studying psychology. Keep up the great work Felicity! 

Click here to learn more about our Reintegration Program.

 

Face2Face Facts – Know the Truth!

We have launched a new mentorship program! Tune in to learn about how our alumni are helping current patients on their recovery journey. Thank you to Alex Neutz for being such a valuable asset and mentor in our Face2Face Program! As always, if you or someone you know is struggling, please do not hesitate to call us at 716-827-9462. Get Help. Find Hope!

 

Support KED and Stuff the Sneakers!

Win $300.00!

The Stuff the Sneakers Campaign was created to honor the philanthropic memory of Danny, who tragically passed away from an overdose in 2014. Their Help & Hope for Homelessness and Addiction Campaign supports local Western New York organizations that serve individuals facing homelessness and/or addiction.

We are humbled to partner with Stuff the Sneakers who is graciously holding a cash bash raffle on our behalf. From now through April 17, we are selling $5.00 cash bash tickets. There will be 7 cash winners with the chance to win up to $300.00!

To learn about Danny’s story, visit our Facebook page. If you are interested in purchasing a ticket, call the Kids Escaping Drugs office at 716-827-9462. Please note that tickets must be purchased with cash.

Want to help further? We are also collecting donations of new socks for adults and children on behalf of Stuff the Sneakers.

 
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