Announcements: 2012 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.
If you count down the days until your spring garden is in full bloom, don't forget to take a great picture of your Flower Bulb Garden in support of NHU. We would love to include your garden in our photo contest and send you some free bulbs when you order next fall during our Fall Flower Bulb Sale.
Thank you for your support of NHU!
Our 9th Annual New Horizons Un-Limited Benefit Golf Outing, will be held Wednesday, June 6, 2012 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.
Our NHU Benefit Golf Outing brochure is now available. Register Early Bird by April 13th.
To learn more how you or your company can participate this year, contact us today via e-mail at email@example.com
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Great Success - 10th Annual Spring Raffle & Silent Auction held on March 21st and 22nd
Visit our Donor Appreciation!Learn More About Our 10th Annual Raffle for Opportunity and Silent Auction
Would you like to find a support group of other individuals coping with 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! If you use Goodsearch twice a day, you will help us fulfill our challenge.
Your search can go a long way in helping us improve and expand our services to our community members with disabilities.
We are half way to our goal with 54228 searches which equals over $500 for NHU programs and services.
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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March 21-22, 2011 - 10th Annual Raffle & Silent Auction
To purchase raffle tickets and contribute donations, Learn More About Our 10th Annual Raffle for Opportunity and Silent Auction
Grand Prize :
$2 each, 3 for $5, 7 for $10 or 20 for $20
Other prizes include restaurant certificates, hotel stays, festival and museum tickets, sporting event tickets and more. Our 2012 Raffle List is in development. Check back often as we update our complete list of prizes before the drawing.
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In February we will celebrate the contributions of our 2011 volunteers who have given many hours of volunteer service. We have many volunteers who give of their time and talents for fundraising, refurbishing computers, research assistance, and administrative and clerical help. We would specially like to thank the following people for their continued support of NHU programs and the computer recipients who volunteered this year.
Volunteers Reach Out and Make a Difference!
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It is not difficult for the Friends Group of Harrington Beach State Park to imagine a new future accessible cabin in the campground for people with disabilities.Friends of Harrington Beach State Park kick off their fundraising efforts beginning this January! Plans are underway to build Wisconsin’s 8th wheelchair accessible cabin at Harrington Beach State Park in Belgium. With existing cabins booked to near capacity, this cabin will be a welcome addition to Wisconsin’s accessible outdoors. The cabin will be built in memory and honor of Jim Schendel, an active member of Wisconsin’s disability community (and former volunteer of NHU), who unexpectedly passed away in January 2008. The Friends of Harrington Beach State Park are still in the initial planning and fundraising stage and are working to raise the $150,000 required to make this cabin a reality over the next two years. You can help make this cabin available to those who might not otherwise be able to experience camping in the great outdoors! To learn more about this project and how you may be able to assist with their fundraising efforts, call the park at (262) 285-3015. Contributions can be mailed to: Friends of Harrington /Accessible Cabin
The state parks only allow each visitor a 4 night stay so if you are looking to fill your week at another accessible venue consider this vacation alternative just a few miles from J.M. Kohler-Terry Andrae State Park near Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Welcome H.O.M.E (House of Modification Examples) is a Bed and Breakfast located in Newburg, Wisconsin, but it is not your ordinary B and B. Welcome H.O.M.E. was built to be visited and enjoyed by everyone, regardless of ability or disability. Equipped with varied adaptive devices and designed with accessibility in mind, all are encouraged to "come as you are." All public rooms, private guestrooms, bathrooms, and hiking trails throughout the 17 acre woodland are accessible. Experience the beauty of the great outdoors, leisurely explore numerous and varied accessible home design ideas and adaptive equipment and visit Riveredge Nature Center just a mile down the road. To arrange a visit to this unique wheelchair accessible country home, contact Welcome, H.O.M.E. at P.O. Box 333, 4260 West Hawthorne Drive (Hwy. Y), Newburg, Wisconsin 53060, call (262) 675-2525, or visit their website.Back to Top
J.M. Kohler-Terry Andrae State Parks Accessible Cabin!
Richard Bong State Recreation Area Accessible Cabin
New Horizons Un-Limited collaborated with Miller Engineering Inc., Strass-Maguire and Associates Inc., architects, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and various Friends of Wisconsin State Parks groups to coordinate accessibility issues and the design with the State of Wisconsin for the Wisconsin State Parks accessible camping cabins for people with disabilities.The accessible cabins feature 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 include a fully accessible bathroom and kitchen and an accessible sleeping porch. All rooms are 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 are accessible, including the faucets, toilet, door and cabinet handles and light switches. The Wisconsin State Parks are now taking reservations for the 2012 camping season for the Accessible Cabins! Plan now for your camping trip.
For more information or a reservation application, call the individual parks that provide accessible cabins:
Or go to the Wisconsin DNR Accessible Cabins
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January - 2012 NHU Wishlist
NHU can only continue to provide our many services including information and referral with your support!!! Our informative website and our computer grant program are just some of the ways we are working together to improve the lives of community members with disabilities! Following, are numerous ways in which you may contribute towards the improvement of the lives of our community members with disabilities. Please take a moment to review our 2012 NHU Wish List and our Donate link for various ways to contribute to NHU. Back to Top
Our Annual Appeal is important in acquiring sustaining funds for NHU programs for opportunity for people with disabilities! Remember to speak to family and friends throughout the year to remember us and the benefits of end-of-year giving. Click on the following for more information on the Benefits of End-of-Year Giving and Planned Giving.
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