Our Mission Statement:

To be a leader in providing innovative housing, employment, and community services to support people with intellectual, developmental and other disabilities and their families.

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Our Dream Maker Society

Special guests of InReach enjoyed an amazing view, craft beer from Legion Brewery and music by Menelek Cannady at the 3rd Annual Dream Maker Society celebration held at The Vue on September 15, 2016.

View from The VueThe event celebrates a special group of 51 families who collectively provide over $250,000 to InReach by pledging a gift of $1000 a year for each of five years. The event also recognized InReach Legacy Society members, those who have committed to providing for InReach in their estates.

Laura Reynolds, Chair of the Dream Maker Society, spoke to the group about how the dollars raised have opened doors to employment, provided support for men and women who have worked hard to gain their independence and now live alone, and helped provide much needed support to families in crisis who are caring for a loved one with a disability.

During the evening InReach participants shared their stories, including John Kirkland, who not only was our host for the evening but also represented the 1200 individuals who receive services from InReach. John said it best when he remarked, “Your kind support means so much to me and so many others. Thank you for that support, and thank you for being here so we can honor and celebrate YOU! John is a beloved staff member of Park Sterling Bank.

Jillian Bockenek, horseback rider, CPCC student, flag football player, and Sunday School class assistant, shared the news with Society guests that she’s recently been hired as an office assistant at InReach.

Jillian and John are shining examples of the amazing lives those with special needs enjoy in our community. InReach is proud to have played at least a small part in helping these two individuals become the inspiration they are to all of us. For information about becoming a Dream Maker Society member or Legacy Society member contact Kathi Knier at kknier@inreachnc.org or 704.536.6661 ext. 418.

Dream Maker Society Members

Kathryn and Darren Ash
Susan and Robert Auleback
Sally and John Barker
Ken and Beth Beuley
Candy and Darren Bing
Corine and William Bockenek
Bill Bradley
Elaine and William Brooks
Bridget and Shippen Browne
Rhett and Mike Campbell
Bonnie and Russ Case
Tim Cloninger
Lisa and Rhyne Davis
Amy and Alfred Dawson
Molly and Steele Dewey
Kim Douglas
Nancy and Bruce Downing
Sandy and David DuPuy
Christine and Lance Eubanks
Patricia and Ken Greenberg
Eve and Johnny Isley
Lee and Carol Ives
Mindy and Bob Jones
Kenna and Phillip Jordan
Chris and John Kirkland
Kathi and John Knier
Donna and Doug Knowlton
Peggy and Neill McBryde
Shelley and Mark McLean
Suzy and Ed McMahan
Suzanne and Shade Mecum
Joan and Mike Musser
Ann and Rolfe Neill
Amy and Tom Okel
Sheila and Fred Passenant
Ridgely and John Phillips
Ryan Platt
Mike and Dorothy Poell
Susan and Bill Porter
Laura and Mark Reynolds

Dawn and Mark Ryan
Dick and Betsey Sesler
Cary and Michael Sherck
Anne-Carter and Dean Smith
Liz and Jeff Tarumianz
Cindy and Steve Wagner
Elaine and Norman Walters
Kristel and Jeff White
Peeps Whitner
Velva and Tom Woollen
Nancy and Terry Young
Joan Zimmerman
Jean Zoutewelle

Barnyard News

Barnyard News

We are excited to announce that we have been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Ronald McDonald House Charites of North Carolina. This grant will fund our touring puppet show “Barnyard News”. The goals of this project are to educate preschool and elementary school aged children in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community about inclusion and to help them gain an understanding and appreciation of those who have a disability. The cast will be comprised of individuals with special needs and the project will be directed by John Wirz, InReach’s Creative Arts Coordinator.

Ronald McDonald House Charites of North Carolina Logo

Thank you to Elena and Tony Ramos, Owners of Golden Pride Restaurants, operating 5 McDonald restaurants throughout our community for endorsing our grant request and for employing individuals who have an intellectual or developmental disability!

We will be posting photos and videos of the characters and puppeteers make sure you follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

To read more about RMHC of NC, visit http://rmhcofnc.org

Don’t forget to LIKE them on Facebook and FOLLOW them on Twitter.

Urban Feed Store Urban Feed Store

The Urban Feed Store

After the tremendous support and popularity of our dog bowls everyone kept asking “What’s Next”?

To celebrate the love we have for our furry friends, we’re excited to announce that will be baking small batch dog biscuits. Through the generosity of Carmen Larreynaga owner of Pet Wants Charlotte, (hyperlink see below for address) InReach “bakers” will be baking weekly at The Urban Feed store in South End. Our 100% natural biscuits will fit in nicely with Pet Wants, the exclusive retailer of InReach Pottery handmade dog bowls.

Thank you Carmen for your support and allowing the use of your kitchen and helping provide a unique experience for the individuals we serve!

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to find out when and where you can buy the biscuits!

You can help us with this project by purchasing items from our Wish List. Check out our wish list on Share Charlotte’s SummerSHARE campaign and GIVE NEEDS A VACATION




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