We finally have a tractor!
AACORN has a new tractor! Board member Greg Baker (pictured on the left) who farms his own land and cuts hay on AACORN's land, found us a great deal on a used tractor. He drove it and checked it out, pronouncing it a good buy. Our deep gratitude goes to AACORN supporter Mary Fiebig, whose donation of money allowed us to purchase the tractor. Farm Manager Chapin Cole, seated on the tractor, is thrilled to have this useful piece of equipment to help move soiled animal bedding and many other functions. "This will make chores so much easier! We've been waiting for this a long time" says Chapin. Thank You again, Mary!
We are really enjoying the activities building! It's so convenient and we have been able to process garden produce in the commercial kitchen. Here is Sean cutting up tomatoes for salsa.
The AACORN Store is located just inside the community room, near the entry way. We're ready for fall!
AACORN is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, and your gift will stay right here in Kalamazoo County to be used immediately to enhance the lives of adults with developmental disabilities in your community. We are dependent on donations, both large and small, in order to build a successful agricultural community for adults with developmental disabilities in Kalamazoo County. An endowment fund was recently created through the Kalamazoo Community Foundation (KZCF) by a generous donation from the Glen C and Gail G Smith Fund to support AACORN's long-term work. To contribute to this fund, please contact KZCF.
Here is a list of items we are in need of:
- Four Wheeler
- Fencing and Fencing Posts
- Residential Seed Money
- Corn Crib with Garage Building
- New Greenhouse
- New Pick-up Truck
- Riding Lawn Mower
- File Sharing Platform
- Web Hosting Platform
- Emergency Generator
- Air Compressor
If you are able to donate, please contact Liz Farner at 269-998-0101. Financial donations are also welcome, if you are interested in donating, please visit AACORN Donations.
We see young adults who have not had many social opportunities choosing to hang out together like other young adults enjoy doing. This helps to build community among our participants.
Thank you to these foundations for their generous support of AACORN'S operations and skill-building program:
The Irving S. Gilmore Foundation
The Harold and Grace Upjohn Foundation
Kalamazoo Community Foundation
The Dorothy U. Dalton Foundation
Battle Creek Community Foundation
The W.S. and Lois VanDalson Foundation
The Gary Sisters Foundation
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