February 2018 Employee Spotlight

Brittany Kummer (Day Hab SS) develops relationships with people in order to build trust.  For example, when a new person mentioned living near the ocean, she pulled together information about the ocean to discuss and view together. Amy Backer (Pre Voc PS) has worked hard to build teamwork within the PV staff and participants, resulting in increased staff performance and improved attendance from people enrolled in the program. Heather Tetrault (PS, MSLA Belcourt) & Janna Azure (PD, MSLA Belcourt) were nominated as a result of their on-going assistance with a person’s transition to another program.  Their ideas and insight are more »

Giving Tuesday 2017

After Black Friday and Cyber Monday comes GIVING TUESDAY – a national day set aside to take a break from the craziness of shopping and give back to our communities. Your gift gives normal opportunities to people with disabilities – opportunities to work on skills, visit family, and participate in life!  Studies show that spending time with people and participating in community events has a positive impact on learning, socialization, and behavior. Your donation offers Crystal* opportunities to connect with people on a daily basis. Rick* realized his dream of visiting with his brother in Fargo.  John* and Grace* ride more »

Recycle Your Outdated Electronics

Why recycle electronics? Keep it out of the landfill keep hazardous materials out of the landfill – lead, mercury, and other substances in electronics may harm the environment if not managed properly landfill space is expensive – all recycling helps reduce need for additional landfill space Recover and re-use raw materials in the electronics conserves natural resources – electronic components contain gold, silver, palladium, copper, platinum, aluminum conserves energy used in mining natural resources – mining and manufacturing virgin materials takes more energy that recovering materials reduces pollution – mining, transporting ore, and manufacturing virgin materials generates air and water more »

Farm Credit Services of North Dakota awards $25,000 to Kalix

Farm Credit Services of North Dakota is proud to announce that it has awarded $25,000 to Kalix as a recipient of the Rural Community Grant Fund (RCGF). The grant funds will help them purchase a vehicle to support people with disabilities. Blaine DesLauriers, Board Chair, and Borgi Beeler, President/CEO, from Kalix, are pleased to accept the check from Claude Sem, CEO of Farm Credit Services, and utilize the grant funds towards helping them purchase the vehicle. Borgi Beeler noted “Kalix believes that transportation is key to many aspects of our programs – working, receiving appropriate medical care, learning social skills more »

Free E-Recycling Sponsored by Xcel Energy!

The Kalix Recycling Center announces a one-day special event: Free E-Recycling Sponsored by Xcel Energy! The event will take place in the Slumberland parking lot on South Broadway on Thursday October 5th from 10am – 4pm (or whenever the funding runs out)! Electronics recycling comes at a price, but Xcel Energy is paying the cost for area households to recycle one monitor, one printer, and up to 25 pounds of general electronics per household. Additional items will be accepted at regular prices. Regular fees are $.25/pound for most electronics, $.45/pound for printers & copiers, $10 each for flat panel monitors, more »
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