Announcements: 2009 will be updated monthly highlighting the current projects and events of New Horizons Un-Limited. Check out what NHU is working on in the disability community. See, also, our New Horizons Un-Limited Features and Press Releases.
Check out pictures from the day! (Once open, click to advance to the next picture.)We would like to extend a special thank you to Miller Engineering Information Technologies Group for their generous support throughout the years. Our outing simply would not be possible without MEITG's commitment.
We would also like to extend a big thanks to our sponsors and donors 2009 Benefit Golf Outing Sponsors and Donors
The success of this event is only made possible by the commitment of our volunteers. We want to extend a very special thank you to each and every volunteer that contributed to our success. Thank you for sharing your time and talents with us!
Mark your calendars! Our 6th Annual New Horizons Un-Limited Benefit Golf Outing, will be held Wednesday, June 10, 2008 at Hawk's View Golf Club in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. With a best ball format and our unique Mulligan Package, you need not be an expert golfer to enjoy our outing. Plus, our after-round banquet offers a great opportunity to catch up with old friends and network with colleagues.
Our outing offers a number of terrific promotional sponsorship opportunities in a variety of price ranges. Our golf outing draws more than 100 golfers from the Greater Milwaukee and Greater Chicago areas, offering an excellent opportunity to reach this audience.
Check out our 6th Annual NHU Benefit Golf Outing Brochure
To learn more how your company can participate this year, contact us today via e-mail at email@example.com
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March 2009 - Thank you to Donors for Making our 7th Annual Raffle & Silent Auction a Great Success
This year's Raffle for Opportunity and Silent Auction, our 7th annual, was a another success - thanks to a number of great prizes donated by some wonderful people and businesses and the tremendous effort put forth by our volunteers.
We'd like to extend our thanks to all of our generous 7th Annual NHU Raffle and Silent Prize Donors…
Gold’n Treasures, Dance Works of Wisconsin, Hawks View Golf Club, Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel, Miller Engineering Information Technologies Group, Inc., Key Lime Cove, Sears Tower Skydeck, Shedd Aquarium, Madison's Children Museum, Suzy Cruz for Tastefully Simple, Gymboree, Wisconsin Athletic Club, Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Bucks, Milwaukee Wave, Milwaukee Admirals, The Milwaukee Rep, Next Act Theatre, Milwaukee Ballet, Sunset Playhouse, Circus World Museum, German Fest, Polish Fest, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee Public Museum, Barney’s Brother Salon, Zim’s Bar, Bartolotta Restaurants, Rupena’s Fine Foods, Kopp’s Frozen Custard, Great Harvest Bread Company, Med Alliance, M Therese Gift Shop, Schlitz Audobon Nature Center, Sunset Playhouse, Milwaukee Summerfest, MG and Company Salon, Quality Candy/Buddy Squirrel, Uncanny Soup Co., Milio's Sandwiches, US Bank Center and Eurest Dining Services.
Would you like to find a support group of other individuals coping with disability?
Would you be willing to share a resource you have found helpful?
Sharing and talking to others about issues can help reduce the stress of disability.
On our NHU Community Forum you can find much more:
Visit our on-line NHU Community Forum Today!
Visit NHU's Access Technology Website to find computer related resources, articles, and links to computer grant programs, training resources, Internet security and safety and more for individuals with disabilities or non-profit organizations that serve them.
If you are a Wisconsin resident with a disability you may qualify to receive a refurbished computer from New Horizons Un-Limited.
Apply to Receive a Refurbished Computer
We are challenging you, our visitors to complete 10,000 searches on behalf of New Horizons Un-Limited this year. To participate in our challenge, click on the GoodSearch logo. Once on GoodSearch, type New Horizons into the "I'm Supporting" box and click "verify". A list of organizations will appear. Scroll down the list and select New Horizons Un-Limited Inc. (Milwaukee, WI) from the list of charities. Finally, search away!
Your search can go a long way in helping us improve and expand our services to our community members with disabilities.
Let the challenge begin…
GoodSearch enables you to help fund the programs of New Horizons Un-Limited through the simple act of searching the Internet. It's simple. You use GoodSearch.com like any other search engine. Every time you complete a search, a penny will be "deposited" into NHU's "account." GoodSearch has partnered with Yahoo!, a leading search engine to ensure that you receive the best results for your searches.
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J.M. Kohler-Terry Andrae State Parks Accessible Cabin!
The 6th accessible cabin opened in the Wisconsin State Parks at J.M. Kohler-Terry Andrae State Parks near Sheboygan, Wisconsin this past year.
Here are some of the comments from people who have visited the park and stayed at this new accessible accommodation:
New Horizons Un-Limited collaborated with Miller Engineering Inc., Strass-Maguire and Associates Inc., architects, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the Friends of Kohler-Andrae State Parks to coordinate accessibility issues and the design with the State of Wisconsin for an accessible cabin for people with disabilities.
For an article on the cabin and the dedication and open house including pictures, click on the Kohler-Terry Andrae State Parks Accessible Cabin Press Release.
The cabin, which would be Wisconsin's State Parks 6th fully accessible cabin for people with disabilities and their families, has been built within the family campground of Kohler-Andrae State Parks by Friends of Kohler-Andrae State Park. Kohler-Andrae State Park "is one of the last natural preserves along the Lake Michigan shore and is the home of majestic sand dunes, miles of golden beach, shimmering blue water, whispering pines, an abundance of wildlife, and recreational activities for everyone." The park, which already features a specially designed campsite, rest room and shower facility for campers with physical disabilities, is an ideal location for an accessible cabin. For more information or a reservation application, call the park at (920) 451-4080 or go to the Wisconsin DNR
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Richard Bong State Recreation Area Accessible Cabin
The 7th accessible cabin opened in the Wisconsin State Parks at Richard Bong State Recreation Area this past year.
Here are some of the comments from people who have visited the park and stayed at this new accessible accommodation.
We thank God for this cabin! What a blessing! We would buy it if we could! We live in Green Bay and have family in Kenosha so it’s a great location.
I have C.P. and I’m wheelchair bound. My husband and I have been to some of the other cabins too. This cabin is beautiful and very accessible. It met all our needs.
Thank you Nick & family & friends. You did a great job!
We will be back yearly!
Harold and Suzette
P.S. Be joyful always.
Give thanks in all circumstances.
August 26, 2008
Wow! Our family loves the outdoors and works hard to get out every chance we can. Before Brian’s spinal cord injury it was easy, but now we have to plan ahead or worry that our destination will be accessible. Nick’s Place is perfect.
Dave – thank you for sticking to your dream and working so hard to make this happen! Your hard work is giving so many people the opportunity to enjoy family, the outdoors and their independence. I hope that somehow, someday, the actions we take to make this world a better place come full circle and make your life a little better.
Blessings to all-
Brian, Kim Sam and Dana
What a privilege to stay in such a wonderfully accessible cabin with my wheelchair. This is the first time I have been able to find a place I can really get around and do about everything………
Thank God for the dreams of other people, and the Kiwanis Club and all the good people who gave their time and money to make the dream come true.
This cabin, which would be Wisconsin's State Parks 7th fully accessible cabin, for people with disabilities and their families, has been built within the Sunset Campground of Richard Bong State Recreational Area which is approximately 6 miles east from Burlington and 41 miles southwest of Milwaukee in Kenosha County. The Richard Bong State Recreation Area, although "located in the most populated part of Wisconsin feels like you are out in the middle of no-where." "A recreation area differs from a state park or forest in that it offers additional activities not traditionally found in state parks. Visitors may fly model airplanes, rockets, hang gliders, and hot air balloons. The recreation area encompasses 4,515 acres of rolling grassland, savanna, wetlands and scattered woodland, is open year-round and has 41.1 miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, horseback riding, snowshoeing, and dirt bike riding. The park, which already includes the following accessible features: an urban fishing pond, three hunting blinds, an observation platform at the wildlife refuge, five accessible campsites, and accessible picnic tables, buildings and most shelters," is an ideal location for an accessible cabin.
The accessible cabin features numerous accessible amenities, ensuring that all people with disabilities can freely use the cabin and the park's amenities without fear of hidden barriers. Features will include a fully accessible bathroom and kitchen and an accessible sleeping porch. All rooms will be large enough to allow for people in wheelchairs to move freely about the cabin from the entrance ramps, doorways, undercounter space and the roll-in shower. Furthermore, all fixtures and controls will be accessible, including the faucets, toilet, door and cabinet handles and light switches.
New Horizons Un-Limited has collaborated with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources' Accessibility Coordinator, Wisconsin Telephone Pioneers, Friends of High Cliff State Park, and Miller Engineering on the design of accessible cabins in the past for several Wisconsin State Parks. Accessible Cabin projects include cabins at High Cliff State Park on Lake Winnebago, Kettle Moraine State Forest - Southern Unit (Eagle, WI), and Mirror Lake State Park (Baraboo, WI).
The Wisconsin DNR, attributes the success of these projects to the residents of Wisconsin who, through their generous donation of funds, building plans, furniture, equipment, time and talent, have made the cabins a reality.
For an article on the cabin and the dedication and open house including pictures, click on the Richard Bong State Recreation Area Accessible Cabin Press Release. For more information or a reservation application, call the park at (262) 878-5600 or go to the Wisconsin DNR
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March 2009 -
7th Annual Raffle & Silent Auction
To purchase raffle tickets, bid on silent auction items and contribute donations, Learn More About Our 7th Annual Raffle for Opportunity and Silent Auction
Fine Jewelry Item
Donated by Gold'n Treasures, $750 value
$3 each, 2 for $5, or 5 for $10
Other prizes include restaurant certificates, hotel stays, festival and museum tickets,sporting event tickets and more. For a complete list of prizes, download our 2009 Raffle Prize List.
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