Thursday, May 16, 2013
Sensory rooms are used as a therapeutic and educational tool for those with disabilities.
The Providence Center will benefit from a $24,500 grant provided by the Civitan Foundation for use in sensory equipment at the center's Arnold location. The grant was awarded from contributions by the Glen Burnie and Annapolis area Civitan Clubs, and will be used to purchase equipment for the center's non ambulatory participants—among them seniors with dementia and autism, as well as for sensory room equipment, according to a release. The Providence Center's CEO Chuck Coble said the group was grateful for the generous contribution. “We are humbled by the funding from the civitans, who continually demonstrate their dedication to improving our communities,” Coble said. “The civitans do so much good in our communities, and we are proud to …
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Visit the Providence Center in Arnold for some hand-made holiday gifts for a good cause.
Members of the Providence Center in Arnold have been busy creating the perfect gifts for your friends and family. Holiday themed items including art, crafts, pottery, wood projects and poinsettias are all available at the Providence Center, a nonprofit that serves 500 adults with developmental disabilities throughout Anne Arundel County. These items, along with wreaths and Christmas trees are available for purchase during the Providence Center's Holiday Sale. Over the next week, take a trip to the center's greenhouse, located at 370 Shore Acres Road in Arnold for all your holiday gift-giving needs. Holiday hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. All proceeds benefit the center. …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Employees from the new store—set to open Oct. 28 in Gambrills—volunteered at the nonprofit center's pottery studio in Arnold.
Although the new Wegmans at Waugh Chapel Towne Centre won't open until the end of October, the store's employees are already getting involved in the community. Eight Wegmans employees volunteered their time last week with the Providence Center, a Glen Burnie-based nonprofit organization that serves adults with developmental disabilities. The center operates five facilities that provide care and training in programs such as horticulture, woodshop and pottery. The Wegmans employees helped maked pottery on Thursday at the center's pottery studio in Arnold. Wegmans store manager Gerry Troisi said that volunteering with the center and helping at the studio is part of the company's mission. “Wegmans has five values and the one that best applies…
Monday, June 18, 2012
Annapolis Lifestyle magazine will present a check to Glen Burnie-based Providence Center on Tuesday.
Annapolis Lifestyle magazine will present a check to Glen Burnie-based nonprofit Providence Center on Tuesday with money raised at the magazine's recent launch party. Providence Center is a nonprofit organization that serves adults with developmental disabilities with locations in Glen Burnie, Millersville and Arnold. The magazine raised $7,820 during a silent auction at the party, held at a Stevensville home showcase in conjunction with Carol Snyder of Coldwell Banker Realty in Severna Park. Annapolis Lifestyle and Snyder chose Providence Center as the beneficiary of the auction, according to a press release from the nonprofit. The check will be presented at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Middleton Gardiner Group located at 572 Baltimore-…
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
The bat houses were made by adults with developmental disabilities.
Two bat houses used to help drive down the mosquito population were donated to Anne Arundel County councilmen on Monday by the Providence Center. Councilman Dick Ladd (R-5th District) said he had encouraged the Providence Center to use its woodworking skills to do something about bats. And on Monday night, the center delivered on that promise. "In my travels over the last few years talking to people who have had stormwater runoff projects put in their home, we always seemed to talk about the problem of mosquitos," Ladd said. The bat houses give bats a place to live instead of garages or buildings. The two houses were presented to the council on Monday by Jeremy Flowers, a woodworker and a participant of the Providence Center, which serves…
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Volunteers are needed in Millersville, Arnold and Pasadena.
The Providence Center, based in Glen Burnie, is looking for volunteers to help at its Millersville, Pasadena and Arnold locations. Volunteers can be adults or "mature high school students," according to a release from the Volunteer Center for Anne Arundel County. Times are flexible. Volunteer opportunities include: The Providence Center is a nonprofit that provides employment, vocational training, recreational, retirement, medical day care and transportation services to developmentally disabled adults, according to the release. For more information, contact Aimee Bullen at 410-757-7800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, December 2, 2011
Providence Center’s pottery studio participants learn important skills about integrating into the community.
Tucked behind the Safeway next to the Arnold Senior Center sits a modest brown building that houses the Providence Center’s pottery studio. Its exterior is unremarkable and a bit worn. Step through the entryway of the studio, though, and the unremarkable exterior quickly fades away. Inside is a group of enthusiastic adults, known as “participants,” who work in the center’s pottery program. Twenty-some participants gather in the studio each morning to shape and cast bowls, mugs, pitchers and other ceramics. What’s remarkable though is that decades ago, many of these adults with developmental disabilities might have been institutionalized for life. With Providence’s pottery studio, along with its other programs, these adults are now working …