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Variety Club Delivers Van to 21st Street
A bit of sunshine was delivered to the 21st Street Home on December 3, 2013 when Variety Club officials drove from Des Moines to Emmetsburg with a new van for Horizons Unlimited. Wild Rose Casino and Palo Alto County Gaming Development Corporation (PACGDC) partnered to make this new van possible for the members of Horizons Unlimited. Welcoming the new van in this photo are, to the left of the van: Audrey Hansen, Horizons staff at 21st Street; Travis Dvorak, Asst. General Manager at Wild Rose; Laurie Schneider, Horizons CFO; Mary Cooper, Horizons board member; Pam Beschorner, Human Resources Manager at Horizons; and Audrey Niemann, Human Resources Manager at Wild Rose. Checking out the inside of the van are: Sheri McMichael, Executive Director at Variety Club of Iowa; Terry Hoskins, Horizons member; Jim Frederick, Horizons member; Jack Parish, Horizons member; and Dan Brennan, Horizons member. Celebrating to the right of the van are: Amy Rubel, Vice President of Operations at Wild Rose Resorts; Deb Davis, Associate Director at Horizons; Bill Lapczenski, PACGDC board member; Skip Wallace, PACGDC board member; Holly Carter, 21st Street Manager at Horizons; Jennifer Meyer, Development Coordinator at Horizons; and Ron Askland, CEO at Horizons. Horizons Unlimited thanks Wild Rose Casino & Resort, Palo Alto County Gaming Development Corporation, and Variety Club of Iowa for making this possible. Our members love their new van!
Thanks to a mini-grant from the Palo Alto County Gaming Development Corporation, Horizons Unlimited recently finished installing two egress windows in their King Street apartments. Pictured next to one of the windows are residents (left to right): Donald Bordwell, Paul Breese, and Jodi Stewart.
Jackson Earns CESP Designation
Kathy Jackson has attained the status of Certified Employment Support Professional for Horizons Unlimited. This acclaimed certification demonstrates to colleagues, supervisors and individuals with disabilities that the individual has completed a rigorous process to earn a national professional credential. Individuals who earn the CESP credential have demonstrated knowledge of the skills necessary to help expand equitable employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities.
“I found the CESP exam to be very intriguing, thought provoking and yet straight forward. I felt it was an opportunity to advance in this new and rewarding field.”
With Kathy Jackson’s assistance, Horizons Unlimited has 17 placements working with 13 businesses in our community. Any business interested in Horizons Unlimited’s inclusive customized employment opportunities should contact Kathy Jackson at 712-852-2211, ext. 123.
Photo Caption: Kathy Jackson, CESP at Horizons Unlimited
Parrish and Kunz Win State Special Olympics Medals
Jack Parrish, member at Horizons Unlimited, won 1st place and earned a gold medal at the State Special Olympics Bowling Tournament held on Saturday, November 23rd. Parrish earned his 1st place honor in the 51 and above age division.
“I’ve been bowling a long time, and this is the first year I really did it,” Jack commented. “I was real proud of my medal.”
Jim Kunz, another member from Horizons Unlimited, earned 3rd place at the State Special Olympics Bowling Tournament for the 51 and above age division.
Parrish and Kunz qualified for the State Special Olympics Bowling Tournament at a regional tournament held at Mason City in October, 2013.
Photo Caption Jack P Bowl 2013: Jack Parrish, 1st Place, State Special Olympics Bowling Tournament
Jim K Bowl 2013: Jim Kunz, 3rd Place, State Special Olympics Bowling Tournament.
Support Horizons Redemption Center
Horizons Unlimited’s Redemption Center in Emmetsburg processed almost 4.5 million cans last year. That’s a lot of cans. Yet, why should we support our redemption centers when so many are closing?
When Iowa’s “Bottle Bill” was enacted in 1978, lawmakers assumed that grocery and convenience stores that sell carbonated beverages would take back each empty can and bottle in exchange for a nickel return. Today most grocery stores would not want to
process the empty cans and bottles at their stores, making it difficult for most beverage
consumers to receive their nickel deposit through the store the purchases were made.
Grocery stores don’t want those empty cans and bottles back in their stores, either. Store managers say the empty beverage containers are messy and take up valuable storage space. “It’s a mess to deal with all the empty cans and bottles in our
store,” stated Randy Joersz from Emmetsburg Food Pride.
Processing the empty cans and bottles use grocery employees’ time, too. Some grocery stores have their customers sort and stack their returned cans and bottles on cardboard flats. Customers that don’t want to deal with the hassle will avoid redeeming their empty cans and bottles at grocery stores. Beverage consumers can easily be dissuaded from returning their empty cans and bottles for a nickel that is worth much less than it was in the 1980s.
That’s where the can and bottle redemption centers come to the rescue. Horizons Unlimited Redemption Center processes empty cans and bottles on site, issuing the nickel refunds for the returned cans and bottles. For each can and bottle redeemed, the redemption center receives from the distributor a mere penny extra for its efforts. In return, Horizons employs people in our community, many of them adults with disabilities to do the difficult and arduous tasks of sorting, counting, and storing the empty cans
and bottles that will be picked up by beverage distributing companies
“It would be a huge impact if we didn’t have the redemption center. It would be a disaster for us. We don’t have the space and we aren’t set up for it,” reflected Joersz on the importance of having a redemption center in our community.
It is an economic plus to have the redemption center in our community, as well as a convenient way to redeem the nickel deposit and help our environment by recycling our used beverage containers.
Horizons Unlimited encourages everyone to recycle cans and bottles through the Redemption Center located on Highway 4 south of Emmetsburg. The Redemption Center is also raising funds to acquire a digital register and scanner that will make the process of returning empty cans much more efficient. The Redemption Center accepts monetary and can donations for this project.
Winter hours at the Horizons Redemption Center are Monday and Tuesday 9 am to 7 pm, and Wednesday through Friday 9 am to 2 pm.
For more information about the Horizons Redemption Center, contact Deb Davis at
712-852-2211, ext. 102 or click here to learn online!
2013 Annual Campaign Letter
September 8-14, 2013 is Direct Support Professional Recognition Week.
Direct Supports Professionals (DSPs), have the title Residential Instructors at Horizons. These staff members are dedicated, well-trained professionals who provide hands-on daily supports, training, and habilitation services to persons with intellectual, developmental, and physical disabilities. This workforce is responsible for the health, safety, and emotional well-being of the people they support.
Our Residential Instructors are the bridge to meaningful lives of independence and community inclusion for our members, providing the supports and services that people with disabilities depend on.
Horizons Unlimited has been providing services to individuals with disabilities for 44 years. We provide residential, vocational, and day habilitation services to 90 individuals. We are proud of our new program that is assisting individuals find employment in the community. I would like to extend a warm thank-you to all the Residential Instructors who have served our friends, neighbors, and community members. While your work is frequently in the background, quietly making interdependence possible for others, your work is also invaluable. You make such a positive difference in the lives of the people you encounter and I salute you!
Ron Askland, CEO
Employment First at Horizons
In an effort to create more inclusive workplace environments in our community, Horizons Unlimited is adopting Iowa’s Employment First Initiative. The Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE) defines employment first as: “Employment in the general workforce is the first and preferred outcome in the provision of publicly funded services for all working-aged citizens with disabilities, regardless of level of disability.”
Kathy Jackson, Job Development Specialist, is heading up the efforts at Horizons Unlimited to bring Iowa’s Employment First Initiative to our community. Her job is two-fold: (1) Build business partnerships for job opportunities, and, (2) train members for individualized, customized jobs in the community. Kathy works with businesses to find niche employment opportunities, and matches those opportunities with Horizons members that have the needed skill sets.
“It’s a win-win for everybody. Businesses find people to do needed jobs, and our members find meaningful work,” Kathy remarked about the program. Currently, the Employment First program at Horizons Unlimited is working with Building Center of Emmetsburg and Soper Farms.
For more information about the Employment First program or to get your business involved,
contact Kathy Jackson at 712-852-2211, ext. 123.
Horizons Unlimited recently replaced two outdated computers, and installed server backup hardware and software to assist in recovering data through a mini-grant from the Palo Alto County Gaming Development Corporation. Pictured with one of the new computers is Horizons CFO Laurie Schneider and Horizons member Gail.
Tablescapes 2013 was a great success! Our third year of Horizons’ theme table dinner fundraiser was an exciting party filled with creative tablescapes and a wonderful crowd who came out to support Horizons Unlimited. The festivities took place on April 25th at Wild Rose Casino & Resort in Emmetsburg.
Check out the Tablescapes Slideshow here and relive the experience of Horizons Unlimited’s theme table dinner fundraiser.
Thank you to everyone who supported Horizons Unlimited at this year’s Tablescapes fundraiser, whether it be as a table sponsor, or if you donated a silent auction item, decorated a table, volunteered your time to help at the event, bidded on the silent auction items, voted with your money for the best decorated table, or your presence at the fundraiser. Your support of Horizons Unlimited makes a world of difference for our members!
I want to extend my sincerest gratitude to all of the table decorators for their time and efforts in creating their table masterpieces. It takes a lot of planning and a lot of coordinating all of the decorations needed to make a well-thought out and well-made table. I was so impressed with all the tables. They were all amazing!
Thanks also goes to Glenn Henriksen for playing keyboard at Tablescapes. His wonderful musical talents gave a very warm and festive feeling to the evening.
Thank you to the Wild Rose staff for making our event so special.
Thank you to our Gold Level Event & Table Sponsors:
Ron & Jean Eichmeier
Hughes Healthmart Pharmacy
Wild Rose Casino & Resorts
And, thank you to our table sponsors, business contributors, and silent auction donors.
This beautiful quote was featured in the Tablescapes 2013 booklet and I want to share it with you again:
"Remember to be gentle with yourselves and with others. We are all children of chance and none can say why some fields will blossom while others lay brown beneath the August sun. Care for those around you. Look past your differences. Their dreams are no less than yours, their choices no more easily made. And give, give in any way you can, of whatever you possess. To give is to love. To withhold is to whither. Care less for your harvest than for how it is shared and your life will have meaning and your heart will have peace."--Kent Nerburn
Thank you all for making Tablescapes 2013 a success!
P.S. Did you get inspired to be a table decorator for next year's Tablescapes? Do you know someone who would be a great table decorator?Give me a call at 712-852-2211, ext. 106 or send me an email with your contact information to be a table decorator. We'd love to see your creative side next year!
3rd Annual Tablescapes Theme Fundraiser!
Excitement is building for the third annual Tablescapes theme table dinner fundraiser for Horizons Unlimited on Thursday, April 25th! This year's theme table dinner will be held at the Wild Rose Ballroom at Wild Rose Casino & Resort in Emmetsburg.
This year we have several levels of sponsorship opportunities for organizations to participate in the Tablescapes theme table dinner. These new levels of sponsorship offer businesses various points of exposure through our event.
We also need volunteer table decorators for this year's event. Volunteer decorators receive 2 free tickets to the Tablescapes event for each table they decorate.
A limited number of additional tickets will also be available at $15 each.
If you are interested in sponsoring a table, being a volunteer table decorator, or would like tickets to this event, please contact Jennifer Meyer at 712-852-2211, ext. 106 or send an email to JenniferMeyer@horizons-unlimited.net.
Horizons Unlimited recently finished work on wall partitions in the shredding area of their workshop. The wall partitions were made possible through a grant from the Palo Alto County Gaming Development Corporation. Pictured here are Horizons members Gary B., Alice D., Richard S., and Richard A. with Horizons shredding coordinator Connie Schubert.
Horizons member Heidi P. sorts through shredding material.
Through a grant from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Solid Waste Alternatives Program and matching funds from local donations, Horizons Unlimited recently purchased a new pickup truck for their recycling program, which serves the communities of Whittemore, Graettinger, West Bend, Emmetsburg, Cylinder, and Rodman. Horizons Unlimited collects recyclables including paper, cardboard, glass, tin, plastics, and textiles. Horizons thanks everyone who donated specifically to the Recycling Pickup Truck fund. Your generosity is truly appreciated. Shown in the photo with the new pickup truck is Horizons staff member Jessie Manwarren.
Horizons Unlimited invited members of the Iowa Congress and other key participants in the Iowa mental health redesign to their facilities in December to discuss the redesign’s impact on its program and operations. Attendees were also given a tour of Horizons Unlimited’s Job Training Center. Shown in the photo are Ron Askland, Horizons CEO; Representative Ted Gassman; Shelly Chandler, Iowa Association of Community Providers; Senator Dave Johnson; Laurie Schneider, Horizons CFO; Senator Dennis Guth; Deb Davis, Horizons Associate Director; Pam Beschorner, Horizons Human Resources; and Maureen Sandberg, Palo Alto County CPC.
This holiday season employees from Palo Alto County Health System gave presents to members of Horizons Unlimited that may not have family or their family does not have the resources to purchase Christmas gifts. The extraordinary generosity and kindness from the PACHS employees is truly appreciated by Horizons staff and members. For many of our resident members, the fact that someone cares about them and did something unexpectedly nice is one of the best gifts they can receive. In the photo is Horizons member Gail N. and Horizons CEO Ron Askland.
Dependable Recycling Pickup Truck Needed - You Can Help!
We need your help! You can help us to purchase a dependable pickup truck for our recycling program. The current pickup truck requires extensive repair work to function and is unreliable. This pickup is used to haul recycling trailers in five communities and empty recycling dumpsters at 23 businesses in Emmetsburg and the surrounding area, so we depend on this pickup to do our recycling work.
The good news is that the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) awarded a grant to Horizons to fund half of the cost to acquire a new pickup truck for our recycling efforts. Everyone at Horizons was escatic to hear that we got the grant funding. However, we also knew that we needed to get to work and find people to help us fund this vital need for our recycling program.
That's where you can help us. Horizons Unlimited is looking to find funding to help obtain the required matching funds. Any amount to meet the grant’s matching funds would be appreciated. You can make a difference, not only to help our environment with our recycling efforts, but also to help our adults with disabilities to learn vocational skills through our recycling program.
For more information or to donate to Horizons Unlimited, please contact Jennifer Meyer or Ron Askland at 712-852-2211. You may also send your monetary gift to Horizons Unlimited at 3826 460th Avenue, PO Box 567, Emmetsburg, IA 50563. Please note "Recycling Pickup" on your monetary gift.
As the harvest is almost complete, please also consider gifting a portion of your harvest to Horizons Unlimited. You can designate this donation for our recycling pickup fundraising efforts. (See the Share the Harvest article below)
Thank you for your time, consideration, and support of Horizons Unlimited.
Recycling programs through Horizons Unlimited divert approximately 1,568 tons of waste from landfills annually. Horizons Unlimited accepts various types of paper, cardboard, glass, tin, and plastics, along with their new textile recycling program. A convenient 24/7 recycling drop off is located at Horizons Unlimited, south of Emmetsburg on Highway 4.
Share the Harvest – More Effectively
In Iowa, November marks the conclusion of the harvest and the beginning of our preparation for the end of the year. These preparations often include making charitable gifts in recognition of the holidays and end of year tax planning. Why not combine all three activities?
An often-overlooked tax efficient charitable strategy is the contribution of grain to your charity of choice. Such a contribution is not reported as a charitable deduction on your income taxes. Rather, the value of the contributed grain is simply avoided income, while production costs of the commodity are still recognized as expenses. Reducing gross income provides several advantages to you, the donor. First, the avoided income does not incur Self Employment Tax. Second, the avoided income more effectively reduces Taxable Income if the donor utilizes the Standard Deduction or if they are subject to phased-out Itemized Deductions. Finally, the avoided income does not count against the 50% of Adjusted Gross Income limit for itemized charitable deductions.
Making such a gift only requires that the donor file a Schedule F with their Federal Income Tax Return. The gift is made by notifying the charity of choice that the donor intends to make a contribution of grain. This allows the charity to establish an account at the grain elevator. Once the account is open the grain can then be delivered to the elevator. The elevator will direct the specified portion of the load to the charity’s account. The charity then takes responsibility for the eventual sale of the grain. The charity should also provide the donor with a receipt for the gift and a settlement statement to support the yield reports.
While making a donation of grain may not be as simple as writing a check, it is clear that in certain instances such a contribution can be an effective way to manage taxes and support worthy charities. We encourage you to contact your tax advisor to see if such a strategy is right for you.
--Article by Wayne Johnson, Syverson Strege and Company, (515) 225-6000, www.onlyworkforyou.com
Please consider Horizons Unlimited as your charity of choice to share your harvest
A Hot Night for the Wing Ding
The evening of Friday, July 6th was a hot one for our Wing Ding fundraiser with temperatures in the upper 90s and the heat index reaching 110 degrees. Still many came out to hear the sounds of the Scott Larsen Band and enjoy tasty wings from Wild Rose.
This year’s Wing Ding was held at the green space at 5 Island Lake Community Center in Emmetsburg. Several boaters on the lake also docked to get some wings and return to their boats to enjoy the music. As the evening progressed, many stayed and moved their chairs closer to the band and danced to the music.
Thanks to the many businesses who supported our Wing Ding fundraiser, including Northland Auto & Marine, Zimmerman Dental, Woodford Equipment, Farmers National Company, Jean Eichmeier, Wild Rose Casino & Resort, Doll Distributing, K & W Electric, A & W Restaurant, Wallace Water Conditioning, Emmetsburg Care Center-ABCM, Farm Bureau, Dairy Queen, Whittemore VFW, Fareway, Food Pride, Hardware Hank, Dollar General, Alco, Wentzel's True Value, and an anonymous donor. A big thank you to the City of Emmetsburg and 5 Island Golf & Community Center, John Bird, Dewey Blatchford, the volunteers at Horizons Unlimited, and Jack and Kay Kibbie for your assistance with the Wing Ding. We also appreciate everyone who braved the heat and came out to support Horizons Unlimited at the Wing Ding. Thank you!
New Phone System for Horizons
The staff at Horizons Unlimited were thrilled when new telephones began showing up at their desks in late April. The new telephone system, acquired through a grant from the Palo Alto County Gaming Development Corporation (PACGDC), replaces an outdated system that was at least a decade old. The installation of the phone system was completed this summer. The new telephones feature an easy user interface, scrolling number menu, call forwarding, and remote messaging retrieval, among many. Horizons Unlimited thanks the PACGDC for the funding and supporters of Horizons Unlimited who helped us with the matching funds to purchase our new phone system.
Ron Askland, Horizons CEO, takes a call on his
NEW 15 Passenger Van Arrived!
Horizons Unlimited celebrated the arrival of a new 15 passenger van on Thursday, June 7, 2012. Horizons members, staff and friends cheered as they saw the new van for the first time, and enjoyed a pizza party afterwards. The new van was purchased through a grant from the Palo Alto County Gaming Development Corporation (PACGDC). Members of the PACGDC Board and staff from Wild Rose Casino & Resort were also on hand to celebrate with Horizons. Special thanks to the PACGDC and Wild Rose Casino & Resort for making this day possible!
Tablescapes Successful for Horizons Unlimited
Horizons Unlimited once again hosted a successful theme table fundraiser on Thursday, April 26th. The Emmetsburg non-profit organization provides opportunities to adults with disabilities.
Tablescapes Theme Table Dinner, held at the Smith Wellness Center Gym on the Emmetsburg campus of Iowa Lakes Community College, highlighted the creative talents of table decorators, with colorful and meaningful tables. Many of the 220 attendees were again impressed with the table decorations and the variety of tables at the theme table dinner.
This year’s event featured several firsts for the fundraiser. The Best Theme Table Award was given out for the first time this year, with voting open to all theme table viewers by a monetary donation in a jar on their favorite theme table. This year’s best theme table honor went to “Pretty in Pink”, sponsored by Slash Point Sales and Curves, and decorated by Denise Haack.
A silent auction was also a first for the theme table event, and many attendees frequented their bidding sheets to make sure they were the top bidder during the evening. Another first is that Horizons Unlimited opened the theme tables for public viewing in the afternoon. For a freewill donation, participants could vote for any favorite theme table of their choice.
Horizons Unlimited thanks everyone who supported the Tablescapes Theme Table Dinner, especially the table sponsors, silent auction donors, and business contributors. Horizons appreciates all the community support that helps to provide opportunities for the Horizons’ family to develop their full potential in a positive atmosphere.
The 2013 Tablescapes fundraiser is slated for Thursday, April 25, 2013. Again, Horizons Unlimited is planning for more fun and exciting changes for Tablescapes in 2013. Click here to see a slide show of the theme tables
Horizons Unlimited Earns Three Grant Awards
Horizons Unlimited received three grant awards on Saturday night, March 3rd during the Palo Alto County Gaming Development Corporation's Grant Awards Celebration at the Wild Rose Casino and Resort in Emmetsburg.
Horizons Unlimited received $26,366.52 for new van transportation, $14,922.75 for new telephone system, and $2,534.33 for workshop wall partitions in the shredding area. Employees from Horizons Unlimited that attended the Grant Awards Celebration were honored with the Spirit Award from Wild Rose General Manager Amy Rubel, and a free lunch with Amy.
"We are thrilled about receiving these grants for projects that are greatly needed at Horizons, and surprised to also get the Spirit Award, too," commented Jennifer Meyer, Development Coordinator and grant writer for Horizons Unlimited. "I am grateful for all those who support Horizons Unlimited, and especially during this time of budget cuts, we need all we can get. A big thank you to Palo Alto County Gaming Development Corporation and their board for selecting to fund our grants, and for their time and work to read and score all the grants they receive. It is greatly appreciated." Almost 20 people from Horizons Unlimited were at the celebration to support and cheer on the Horizons projects that received grant funding.
The Palo Alto County Gaming Development Corporation awarded $1,912,651.20 to fund projects for organizations and cities in Palo Alto County. The money comes from a percentage of the annual gaming profit of Wild Rose Casino and Resort in Emmetsburg, and is distributed by the Palo Alto County Gaming Development Corporation, who holds the casino gaming license for Wild Rose.
Ribbon Cutting at the Thrift Store
A Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony was held during the Chamber Coffee at Second Hand Thrift on Friday, January 13, 2012. Pictured in the ribbon-cutting photo, holding the ribbon is Ron Askland, CEO for Horizons; Deb Davis, Horizons Associate Director; Casee Cooke, Retail Assistant at Second Hand; Nicole DeHoet, Horizons Executive Administrative Assistant; Sue Wallace, Second Hand Thrift Store Manager; Pam Beschorner, Horizons Human Resources Director; Laurie Schneider, Horizons CFO; and Deb Hite. Executive Director for the Emmetsburg Chamber of Commerce. Over 40 people from the Emmetsburg community attended the open house at Second Hand Thrift.
Thesepresents from Palo Alto County Health System employees were given to members of Horizons Unlimited that may not have family or their family does not have the resources to purchase Christmas gifts. Everyone at Horizons Unlimited is very grateful for the extraordinary generosity and kindness from the PACHS employees during this holiday season. For many of our resident members, the fact that someone cares about them and did something unexpectedly nice is one of the best gifts they can receive. Horizons Unlimited extends our gratitude to all the PACHS employees that participated in the Christmas Gift Tree. In the photo with the many gifts are Horizons Unlimited staff: Laurie Schneider (Chief Financial Officer), Deb Davis (Associate Director), Jennifer Meyer (Development Coordinator), and Ron Askland (Chief Executive Officer).
Harvest for Horizons
Autumn is a time of harvest and celebrations. During this harvest time, please consider sharing your harvest, whether it be from your fields or from your heart, to Horizons Unlimited.
Horizons Unlimited celebrates throughout the year the lives of many who are challenged with mental, physical, and developmental disabilities. Your donations to Horizons Unlimited help us offer opportunities to our members that give them purposeful and meaningful lives.
For more information on giving your Harvest for Horizons and our annual campaign, please contact Jennifer Meyer, Development Coordinator, at 712-852-2211 Ext. 232, email or send your donation to: Horizons Unlimited, Harvest for Horizons, PO Box 567, Emmetsburg, IA 50536
We appreciate your gift of the harvest and join in the celebration of Thanksgiving for your kindness and generosity!
For Immediate Release
Jennifer Meyer, Development Coordinator
Horizons Unlimited of Palo Alto County, Inc.
3826 460th Avenue
PO Box 567
Emmetsburg, IA 50536
Horizons Unlimited to Open Second Hand Thrift
Emmetsburg, IA—October 31, 2011—Horizons Unlimited is announcing a new business venture called Second Hand Thrift. Second Hand Thrift will be a training and job site for our members, along with a revenue-generating operation to help supplement the programs at Horizons Unlimited.
The anticipated opening of Second Hand Thrift will be in early December.
The retail site for Second Hand Thrift has been secured at the corner of Main and Broadway in Emmetsburg, which was previously the location of the Calico Cupboard. More information will be forthcoming about accepting donations at Second Hand Thrift in Downtown Emmetsburg.
For Immediate Release
Program: Horizons Textile Collections
Date: August 22, 2011
Contact: Deb Davis
3826 460th Ave
Emmetsburg, Iowa 50536
Daytime phone: (712) 852-2211
Horizons Care We Share
Horizons Unlimited of Emmetsburg, IA, a non-profit organization, is starting a new program collecting textiles. This is a natural fit for Horizons Unlimited as we already recycle many items such as plastics, cardboard, paper, tin and glass. Recycling textiles will expand our current recycling program which also provides job opportunities to our members and employees alike. It is a two-fold mission: save textiles, purses, belts and shoes from entering the landfill and share our excess with 3rd world countries.
We have a 24 hour, seven day week collection site; it is located at Horizons on the south side of the building where other items are normally recycled. A drop shoot into the building is marked and available for immediate use. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. you may stop at the office and receive a chrity donation receipt that can be used for tax purposes.
If you have any questions please call Horizons Unlimited at 712-852-2211.