We would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Expressive Therapies center of Toledo, and as always an essential part of the Holidays is taking a look at the year prior.
It was an eventful year. We began working earnestly inside our new residence at the Beckmann building right along the non-profit row. We also began taking in our very first care recipients and have just recently moved from being open part-time to being open full-time. We have added to our administrative staff several individuals who have graciously offered their talents in the realm of social media, grant writing, and fundraising, and we have steadily improved our bottom line with both individual and event donations up by more than 25% from the previous year. Our annual 24-hour Ultimate Run which more than doubled in size was a great boost in fiscal intake and gave us significant exposure as channel 11's Kelsey Cogan provided us with several interview opportunities throughout the event.
Looking ahead we are expecting to enlarge our care base by implementing several new programs including an addendum to our art program, which will focus exclusively on photography and image manipulation and through the targeting of specific previously neglected demographics. Currently, we are working on the development of several outreach programs, and plans are in the works to add two more charitable events as well as bringing back our Autumnal Gala, which was canceled this year in deference to a staff members wedding (Congratulations Megan Jablonowski).
On top of this we will also be changing our hours. Our new office hours are from 9:30 – 3:30 and our new Therapist and Facilitator sessions are from 4:00 – Finish. We found this to work out better for everyone and hope this does not inconvenience you in any way.
None of this would have been possible with the support of you, the public. As a nonprofit, we are just as dependent on the support of the people that we try to help to function. By supporting us, you help those who have experienced genuinely horrible and traumatic events in their past. These even have such horrible power that they will not allow these people to move on past them. Thank You for your support both financial and emotional in making the expressive therapies center a reality.
-The ET Center