Client Carwash

Aug 12, 2014

  It’s the best bargain in town! A premier exterior car wash is now a booming business for our entrepreneurial Adult Vocational Program. For $10/car by appointment, your vehicle will shine from top to tires. Like all of us, earning money gives our folks a great sense of esteem and pride, and they now add ...

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Entrepreneurs and the Environment

Aug 12, 2014

Bulging bags of bottles and cans reflect the energy of our Vocational Program Recycling Team. These dedicated Environmentalists are doing their share to Keep America…and Las Trampas…Clean. Oh yes, and making spending money in the process! Nary a bottle or can escapes their sharp eyes. In the last three months, they have averaged $50/month at ...

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Childrens Hospital Collaboration

Aug 12, 2014

Speaking of recycling, the Recycle, Reuse, Repeat program…where our clients collect toiletries from East Bay hotels, clean and refill them to take to homeless shelters…announces a heart-warming new partnership. At the request of the Family Resource Center at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, Oakland, the Las Trampas team prepared 130 bags of sundries to resupply the ...

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Music To Our Ears

Jul 27, 2014

Music is a language all its own, they say. So true for our Las Trampas folks. We see this every week when people of all abilities ...active, in wheelchairs, or non-verbal...joyfully take to the dance floor (funded by the Thomas J. Long Foundation) to Zumba! Our superstars caught in action... Then on June 11th a ...

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Lions & Tigers & Bears, Oh My!

Jul 27, 2014

Well, lions yes, but maybe more like elephants, giraffes, monkeys, bison and exotic birds to name a few. Of course, the Petting Zoo as well. Fearing nothing, a number of our intrepid Adult Day Program members headed to the Oakland Zoo on May 6, 2014. Pictures speak louder than words, so take a look... [caption ...

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Delicious News…Farmers at Las Trampas?!

Jul 26, 2014

[caption id="attachment_525" align="aligncenter" width="300"] In the morning light -- the beginning of our garden facelift.[/caption] Our client-managed vegetable garden is getting a facelift! Thanks to the generosity of two $500 grants...one from the Lafayette Community Foundation and the other from the Lafayette Garden Club, we are partnering to renovate the garden with Orinda Girl Scout Troop 31797, who ...

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Chris Morikawa, Special Olympics Champion

Jul 26, 2014

Superstar Chris Morikawa beams with pride after winning medals in Long Jump (1st place), 100 meter Run and Shotput (3rd places). Of course, winning medals is nothing new to Chris. He has participated in Special Olympics for 10 years and recently brought in a staggering collection of medals won over the years. No surprise that ...

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Hats Off!

Jul 26, 2014

What's in Our Hat?...World Cup 2014 - Bravo Brasil!...was celebrated by over 320 guests on Sunday, April 27 at the Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa, raising almost $105,000! A Tip O' the Hat...toall volunteers and auction donors who contributed to the Hat’s success, with a special nod to our ever-gracious, extraordinary Clipped Wings and their ...

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Open Hearts Can Open Doors!

Mar 27, 2014

On February 3, 2014, our first specialized residential home opened in Pleasant Hill.  This beautifully refurbished, ADA accessible, and welcoming residence currently houses three adults who previously resided at the Sonoma Developmental Center.  The facility is designed to accommodate up to four persons.  This home was established as part of the State of California's Community ...

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Open Hearts Can Open Doors!