Aeris Communications

Sep 4, 2015

Nothing like a corporate group of volunteers who actually pay a nonprofit to do a day of community service! On Friday, August 14, a team of Aeris Communications volunteers from around the world rolled up their sleeves, grabbed paint brushes and gave a non-surgical facelift to the Las Trampas campus. This Day of Service was ...

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Community Connection – Planting Seeds

Jul 1, 2015

Planting the Seeds of Community Partnerships. Las Trampas is growing…vegetables that is. Over 20 individuals from Deloitte gathered at Las Trampas for their annual community work day. After a breakfast picnic in the park across the street, they gathered on our lawn to mingle with Day Program folks. They then broke up into teams to ...

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Daniel’s Story

Jul 1, 2015

The young man in the photo is Daniel. Daniel is in our Adult Vocational Program (AVP) and has successfully participated in the Northern California Special Olympics. He participates in our community service project Recycle, Reuse, Repeat through which his AVP team takes hotel toiletry bottles, sterilizes them and refills them, then donates them to local ...

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Daniel's Story

Hats Off to a Great Event!

May 8, 2015

The suspense is over, the numbers are in and thanks to so many of you who supported by gift or attendance our 27th Annual What's in Our Hat? aka Luck Be A Lady? it looks like we exceeded $120,000, but numbers are still coming in so stay tuned! We've waited to send a special Thank ...

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BE AN ANGEL…

Dec 20, 2014

Friends are angels who lift our feet when our own wings have trouble remembering how to fly.  Hearts and wings are aflutter at Las Trampas this time of year. With heartfelt excitement, our folks got an early jump on the holidays, with decorations and a tree going up the minute the calendar switched to December! ...

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SHARE THE SPIRIT

Dec 20, 2014

There is no place like home for the holidays... So true for our Supported Living and Residential Homes folks who once again enjoyed delicious Thanksgiving dinners, thanks to a generous grant from the Volunteer Center of the East Bay. For a week we heard, "When is the Turkey coming" in hungry anticipation. Speaking for all ...

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Lindsay Museum

Dec 20, 2014

Birds of a feather, Flock Together... which is just what a "flock" of our Day Program folks did when they visited the Lindsay Museum. An oversized bald eagle got a hug from Brandon, and Darren was intrigued by the pushbutton exhibit about this national feathered friend.

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12-13-14, A VERY SPECIAL DATE

Dec 20, 2014

Saturday, December 13, 2014 would have been Trevor Tonsing's 21st birthday. This young man, born with a heart defect and a frequent patient at Oakland's Children's Hospital, invited Las Trampas to participate in his Eagle Scout project...making fleece blankets so that every child at the hospital always had his or her own blanket. Sadly, Trevor ...

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BUSINESS BEYOND "THE USUAL"

Dec 20, 2014

Believing in the importance of reciprocal community partnerships, Las Trampas hosted the Lafayette Chamber mixer on November 12, a wonderful opportunity to introduce many community businesses to our campus and programs. Special thanks to three generous business partners who provided delicious appetizers: Rustic Tavern offered tasty crostini; Patxi's delivered 18 pizzas (enough to auction some ...

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COMMUNITY BUSINESS PARTNER OF THE MONTH

Dec 20, 2014

Oakwood Athletic Club is more than a recreation center. The club clearly lives by the value of community participation, generously supporting not only Las Trampas but numerous nonprofits. In the spirit of the holidays, we express our thanks on behalf of all organizations who have benefited.

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WALK N' ROLL IS A WOW!!

Nov 6, 2014

Saturday, September 27th was a perfect autumn day. Families, friends, staff and volunteers all gathered to support Las Trampas for our 5th Annual Walk n' Roll. The morning was filled with exercise, fun, music and a great brunch. Tim Andres of Bread and Roses shared hisbeautiful voice and music, event sponsor KKDV 92.1 handed out ...

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SHOP TILL YOU DROP!

Nov 6, 2014

[caption id="attachment_656" align="aligncenter" width="505"] Las Trampas Shopper Sheri & Facilitator Elsy Orellana[/caption] Great News...Las Trampas has been selected as one of the 2014-2015 recipients of the Lafayette Junior's annual grants!  The Juniors raise as much as $60,000 annually through a Fall Rummage Sale and a Spring fabulous Kitchen Tour, to be held this year on ...

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ART & WINE ATTRACTS NEW FRIENDS

Nov 6, 2014

Las Trampas welcomes new friends. Over the balmy weekend of September 20-21, our booth at Lafayette's Art and Wine Festival was visited by more than 300 people! What a wonderful opportunity to share the story of Las Trampas. Almost 70 people entered our email drawing for a gift certificate to T's Firehouse, a new Lafayette restaurant. Special ...

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ROCK N' ROLL RETURNS TO LAS TRAMPAS

Nov 6, 2014

Las Trampas was one rockin' place two weeks ago when our Adult Day Program folks threw a Bring Back the 50's blast! Joggers on the Lafayette Moraga trail behind campus picked up their pace to the beat of Elvis and Jerry Lee Lewis, while inside our party goers rocked to the hot rhythms in our ...

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Arf, Arf!

Aug 12, 2014

We introduce with pride three of the newest members of the Las Trampas family… Riley, Webster and Stella. Gorgeous, aren’t they?! These ARF canine representatives (Tony Russo’s Animal Rescue Foundation) come the first Tuesday of every month with their handlers to visit our Day Program. As you can see, the feeling of joy is mutual.

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