Providing Children Independence to Excel
And the winner is……Rhonda Bennett of Branson! Thank you to all who participated in and supported our ROCK AND REV 2017 fundraiser!
We held our 2nd annual Rock and Rev fundraiser on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 6pm out at the Branson Airport with 150 of our closest friends! We enjoyed Famous Dave’s BBQ, dessert, live music and BIG prizes including a Pigeon Forge, TN vacation, a Downstream Casino Spa Weekend, a Year of Car Detailing from Shine for the Stars and a huge Lake Day cooler filled with margarita fixins and snacks.
This year’s car was a 2013 Dodge Challenger SXT with black leather interior. This HOT car is a real tribute to classic American muscle, and looks the part with a red strobe stripe kit and black leather interior. Congrats to Rhonda!
The event is co-hosted by Dignity Now and Branson-Hollister Rotary Club to support charitable programs in our area.
Dignity Now, Inc. was formed in 2009 by the Taney County Board for the Developmentally Disabled (Developmental Connections) to specifically serve children with developmental disabilities. Historically, the development of resources and programs for children with developmental disabilities has been underfunded in our service area. It is our mission to be the central source of information, recommendations and supports specifically related to the needs of families of children with developmental disabilities in Taney, Stone and Ozark counties. By providing services that fill the gap between those provided by publicly funded state, county and local agencies, we are able to assist families with additional educational, recreational, health and safety and respite care needs.
Currently, we fund scholarships for children to attend Camp Barnabas and Wonderland Camp and Horseback Riding Therapy, provide Music Therapy classes and Project Lifesaver tracking bracelets for children who are at risk for wandering off due to cognitive disabilities.
We seek to develop additional programming to include a summer day program, nutrition classes and Project MOVE, and wish to increase our funding of our current programs.
In addition to the children and adults that we have been able to serve since our inception in 2009, we have a waiting list of nearly 50 families that would gratefully welcome to opportunity benefit from Dignity Now as soon as resources are available.
Our parent organization, Developmental Connections, has been serving Taney, Stone and Ozark counties through Case Management, Sheltered Workshop, Adult Day Programs and Housing for adults with developmental disabilities for over 30 years. Developmental Connections is a political subdivision of Taney County and receives funding through county tax, Medicaid and grants. This funding is reserved for adults over the age of 18.
Dignity Now is a not-for-profit (501(c)3) and receives administrative support from Developmental Connections. Donations to Dignity Now, Inc. are tax deductible.
Please visit the Developmental Connections website for information on eligibility for services.