Campers partner with Mosaic
Youth and children attending Camp Carol Joy Holling in Nebraska learned about disabilities while creating ‘boost boxes’ and bean bags as gifts for people supported by Mosaic during their summer camp this year.
Run by Nebraska Lutheran Outdoor Ministries, the camp annually chooses a mission partner for a service project. This year they created more than 1,000 boost boxes, which are cardboard boxes of various shapes with lids that the youth decorated through decoupage. They are intended as gifts for people served by Mosaic as a place to store special items. The campers also filled hand-held bean bags that can be used for sensory stimulation or games. Partnering with Lutheran Men in Mission, they created wooden game boards – one for each agency – to be used with the bean bags.
Zach Powers was the summer intern who coordinated the project and taught the youth about disabilities. Each camper also received a blue wrist band with the word “Respect” as part of the lesson. In the photo, Zach shows some of the items the campers made.
Agencies will soon receive information from Mission Advancement about getting the campers’ creations for people to use.
Campaign Shows Generous Hearts of Employees
Thank you to the many employees who gave to the 2014 Mosaic Employee Campaign. More than 54 percent of employees nationally are contributing $299,683.54 in gifts to help create meaningful lives for the people Mosaic serves. The campaign was called "3,700 Reasons To Give" and these are some of the reasons employees noted:
- "Everyone deserves happiness!"
- "God's call to make a difference."
- "Watching the JOY in the faces of the people we serve enjoying a special outing made POSSIBLE by my donation!"
Great things happen every day for people at Mosaic because of great employees.
I AM INTEGRITY AT MOSAIC AWARD NOMINATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED!
One of Mosaic's four core values is Integrity. We are true to our faith heritage, acting with openness and truth in all situations, making ethical choices and following intently all laws and regulations.
There are so many Mosaic employees who work hard in various roles to provide people a life of possibilities and
they do it while staying true to the core value of Integrity. To show our appreciation of employees' commitment to Integrity, Mosaic would like to recognize employees who go above and beyond in living Integrity at Mosaic every day. Each winner will receive a $100.00 award and recognition across Mosaic.
To download and print the I AM Integrity at Mosaic Award information, rules, and nomination form, please click on this link. Completed nomination forms must be returned to the Integrity Office by July 31, 2014. Nominations will be reviewed and winners selected by members of the Integrity Office.
Special consideration will be given to nominations that reference or incorporate Mosaic's Code of Conduct. The Code of Conduct can be found at www.mymosaicinfo.org. Click on “My Corporate Services” and then click on “Integrity”. A link to the Code of Conduct can be found on the left side of the page. You can also contact your agency's Human Resource representative for a copy of the Code of Conduct.
Mosaic is excited about recognizing employees who are committed to working with integrity and doing the right thing – even when no one is looking!
On Monday, June 2, Linda Timmons shared the strategic plan for FY 2015-2017, called Mosaic 2.0. If you were not able to participate, you can view the webinar with the link below. You can also review Mosaic 2.0 and the documents called Putting it All Together with the links below. You will need to view the webinar outside of ReadyAccess to have sound.
Forward in Faith
On Monday, May 5, Linda Timmons shared Mosaic's vision, Forward in Faith, and the Trends and Context surrounding disabilities services that helped form the vision. If you were not able to participate, you can view the webinar with the link below. The second link is to a YouTube video of Kid President, which was shown at the end of the webinar. Please view that video through 2:20. The third link is an overview of what is changing and what is staying the same as we move forward. The fourth link is Mosaic's Vision through 2020. You will need to view the videos outside of ReadyAccess to have sound.