Online Art Auction to Benefit LOGAN

Artists use auction, all on Facebook, to benefit LOGAN Center in South Bend (Reprinted from The South Bend Tribune – March 22, 2020) By Joseph Dits South Bend Tribune Full-time artist Ellen Brenneman paints animals in bright, vivid colors and sells most of her art in her South Bend home, a work-in-your-jammies gig that many of us have learned to do in the COVID-19 world. No storefront there. She mostly sells her art online at Etsy.com. So, it’s natural that she and four other artists will hold an art auction Tuesday through Thursday of about 50 pieces — with 20% of proceeds to...

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Nose will go on

Message from Matt

Dear LOGAN Friends & Family, The safety and well-being of our clients, our staff and our community friends is always our top priority, so we’re adjusting our remaining March activities to comply with recommendations from state and local officials, in response to COVID-19. Although we can’t gather and celebrate in-person as friends and family of LOGAN on March 23, the NOSE must go on! That’s right, the Great LOGAN Nose-On will go on this year, but not with a luncheon. Yes, at this very moment we’re planning a virtual celebration that’s guaranteed to be a showstopper! And you’re...

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Jr. Irish Soccer Club partners with LOGAN to begin a TOPSoccer program

SOUTH BEND, Indiana – (March 6, 2020) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Jr. Irish Soccer Club is pleased to announce a partnership with LOGAN to start a TOPSoccer program.  TOPSoccer (The Outreach Program for Soccer) is a community-based training program for all athletes with intellectual, emotional, and/or physical disabilities. The program strives to provide soccer opportunities (the opportunity of playing soccer) for players to develop at their own pace in a safe, fun, and a supportive and inclusive environment. The program will begin this spring and be held at the Hannah and Friends neighborhood...

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Matt Harrington

Message from Matt

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Difficult decisions in a difficult time LOGAN Friends & Family I write today to make two difficult announcements. It has been my hope that making these announcements would not have been necessary. However, developments in the past days and hours – including executive orders from Governors Holcomb and Whitmer –  necessitate my communication of these deeply disappointing decisions. First, we have decided to suspend all programs beginning tomorrow March 25, 2020 to April 13, 2020 except the following: Residential Services including Group Living, Supported...

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Gibson launches Sara Smiles Campaign for LOGAN

For Immediate Release SOUTH BEND, Indiana (March 3, 2020) – After 35 years with Gibson, Bob Sturtevant will retire at the end of the year. To honor him, his colleagues decided to try something a little different. Instead of giving him the usual gold watch or new golf clubs, they started a fundraising campaign for his favorite nonprofit. Gibson partnered with LOGAN, a local provider of disability services, to create the “Sara Smiles Campaign” in honor of Bob’s daughter Sara. The company set a high goal – $100,000 – with funds raised going toward the recreational programs at LOGAN...

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The Great LOGAN Nose-On Media Advisory

SOUTH BEND, Indiana – (February 27, 2020) For Immediate Release Get your Nose-On! LOGAN begins selling Nose-On swag Who:     LOGAN and The Green Team business and school partners What:    Official start to the March Nose-On season! When:   Feb. 28 – March 31 Where:  Please contact us for a location. We have more than 60 businesses and 40 schools partnering with us this year. For example, Notre Dame Federal Credit Union sells Nose-On merchandise at all of its branches, raising several thousand dollars for LOGAN. Four Winds Casinos run an...

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Learn to swim with LOGAN

Just in time for spring break, LOGAN Child & Adolescent Services will be offering free group swimming lessons at the YMCA in South Bend for children already enrolled in services. Taught by certified swim instructors, the classes begin Feb. 26 and continue for seven weeks. A staff person from LOGAN will assist with the lessons, and additional lifeguards will be on duty. Two classes will be offered, Swim Starters for 2- and 3-year-olds and Swim Basics for 3- to 12-year-olds. In Swim Starters, toddlers will learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness. A parent must go in the...

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New series of autism Social Skills groups starts in January

Three new, age-specific, social skills groups begin in January at the LOGAN Autism Learning Center – Southwest Michigan. The groups will meet one day a week for a total of six weeks at the center, 1651 E. Nickerson Avenue, Benton Harbor The cost is $10 per session or $55 for the six-week series. Please make checks payable to LOGAN Center. Two separate groups for adolescents Two of the groups will meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, beginning January 14, 2020. Additional dates for these two groups will be Jan. 21, 28; and February 2, 11, and 18. The intermediate group will be geared for...

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Finding friendship: disability awareness

Ryan Bear, a young man who attends The Studios at LOGAN Center, is featured in a story in the December 8, 2019 edition of Today’s Catholic. The article focuses on the friendships he has formed with students at St. Anthony de Padua School. We’ve reprinted it here, with permission from Today’s Catholic. By Jill Boughton Photos provided by Lesley Kirzede Today’s Catholic / December 5, 2019) Susan Bear sees her son Ryan as an ambassador. Although the chromosomal abnormality Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome has limited his learning, speech and mobility, Ryan loves to be around...

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Help needed to cover funeral expenses

William and Tanyette McCormick died in a housefire. Family lost everything. One of LOGAN’s family members, William McCormick, died in a fire at his home on Thanksgiving Day, along with his sister Tanyette. Their mother, Loretta Page, a brother and a niece escaped the fire. The family is now coping with the tragic loss of their loved ones, their home and all their belongings. Sadly, their most urgent need right now is funds to pay the funeral expenses for William and Tanyette. Palmer Funeral Home is working with the family to work out payments and is accepting donations on their behalf. Click...

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