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Posted on: June 14, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Options of Linn County volunteers in the community

Options consumers clean books for Cops and kids program

Options of Linn County has expanded its day habilitation program for adults with developmental disabilities. The expanded program offers community-based volunteer opportunities with more than 20 community organizations.

The volunteer work allows Options consumers to work on projects like stocking the Veteran Affairs food pantry, helping deliver Meals on Wheels to seniors or cleaning donated books for the Cops ’n Kids book program with the Cedar Rapids Police Department and Quota International of Cedar Rapids. These volunteer opportunities give Options consumers the same sense of purpose and satisfaction we all get when we volunteer our time for a meaningful cause.

“We’re always exploring additional volunteer opportunities,” said Judy Monk, program coordinator. “It’s a great way to make an impact on the community, both for the adults with disabilities who are contributing through volunteer work and also for the organizations that benefit from their time and skills.”

Options of Linn County was recognized by the Cedar Rapids Community School District in November 2015 for volunteer contributions at Kenwood and Taylor Elementary Schools.

Pictured here are Options of Linn County staff and consumers cleaning donated children’s books for the Cops ’n Kids book program. The program, sponsored by Quota International of Cedar Rapids, provides books to police officers, who hand out the books to children.

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