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Driscoll's Strawberry Promotion for Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection

July 18, 2014
Posted by Hillside Foundations


Driscoll's Strawberry Promotion

For the seventh consecutive year, Driscoll’s Berries is supporting Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection by running an in-store promotion on its strawberries.
Driscoll's will dontate  .50 cents for each strawberry pack sold at all Wegmans locations in Rochester, Buffalo, and Syracuse on July 18-20th. The promotion will also take place at Wegmans locations in Prince George’s County, Maryland.
Thank you Driscoll's Berries and Wegmans!




LPGA Volunteers Needed!

July 15, 2014
Posted by Hillside Foundations


Hillside Family of Agencies is a proud beneficiary of funds generated from the Wegmans LPGA tournament. To support this wonderful event, we are asked to fill more than 300 volunteer slots, to ensure tournament guests are welcomed with smiles and information about the tournament. No prior golf knowledge is needed! 

Bring a friend, co-worker or family member (18 years of age or older) … sign up in pairs, and groups of 4 or 6!
Volunteers must be 18+
 

Volunteering comes with perks!
- Ticket to the tournament for that day
- Meal Voucher
- Snack pack (chips/trail mix/etc.)
- Volunteer T-shirt
- A few hours soaking in conversation and rare Rochester sunshine!
 

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Heather Brannigan at hbrannig@hillside.com or by calling 585-261-3831 and let me know which day(s), lot(s) and time(s) you are interested in.  

Some details to remember: 

LPGA WEEK: Monday, August 11th – Sunday, August 17th
Monday – Wednesday are practice, pro-Am and media days.
Thursday – Sunday are tournament play days.
 

LOCATION: Monroe Golf Club (different from last year) 

SHIFT TIMES: All shifts are 4 hours in length this year. We are supporting 7 lots, and their opening times differ by 1 hour. 

6AM – 10AM Shift A
10AM – 2PM Shift B
 

7AM – 11AM Shift C
11AM – 3PM Shift D
 

Thank you! 





J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge

May 22, 2014
Posted by Hillside Foundations


 JPMCC 

Are you participating in the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge in Rochester on Thursday, May 29th 

  

This year is especially exciting because Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection has been named beneficiary!  For more info visit bit.ly/1iWfb6q 

  

We have some helpful training and race day tips from Hillside's Pam Ayers.   

  

1.     Hydrate. Not just the day of the race. Not just the day before. The most important time to hydrate is actually two days before a race. That means you need to start drinking on Tuesday for Thursday's race! 

  

2.     The same goes for nutrition. Everyone has heard about carb loading. Eating a big meal of pasta the night before a race is not actually the best time to do it. The best idea is to eat complex carbohydrates A couple of days before an event. I suggest healthy complex carbs over simple carbs like pasta. Oatmeal is a particularly big winner! 

  

3.     The day of the race you want to eat three hours before the race starts. The Rochester race starts at 7 o'clock. That means around 4, you should be eating something that's a balanced meal of lean protein and simple carbohydrates. Maybe peanut butter and crackers, yogurt with granola, or oatmeal with sunflower seeds or nuts stirred in. 

  

4.     Make sure you're realistic about your running. Or you're walking. Know what you're capable of in reality. Don't try to go too hard or too fast. You don't want to end up in the medical tent. 

  

5.     Get to the event early. If you plan to park in the parking lot, it closes at about five. You want to be there before then to be sure you don't get shut out. There also shuttle buses. Those are a great option! But again make sure you're there early enough that you're not stressing right before the race. 

  

6.     Invite your own cheerleaders. Nothing makes an event as fun as having a support crew! If you have people to bring, bring them! It's more fun when you have your Family and friends there! 

  

7.     Especially if you're new to running/walking, consider doing it with a buddy or group! Doing it together makes it more about having fun and less about feeling as if you're in the rat race! And the memory of doing it together will last…! 

  

  

Good luck to all of the runners and walkers!  Go #TeamHillside! 

 





Meet Jessica Makowski, LMSW, Quality Improvement Specialist

March 20, 2014
Posted by Hillside Foundations


 

 Jessica Makowski  Spring It On small 

 

 

Name: Jessica Makowski, LMSW 

Position:  Quality Improvement Specialist 

Office: Jewett Parkway, Buffalo
Hometown: Lancaster
 

  

I am the Quality Improvement Specialist for the Western Region for Hillside Family of Agencies.  My job involves ensuring quality documentation requirements are met for programs and assisting staff in meeting these requirements through reviews and consultation. 

I love working for Hillside because I enjoy ensuring that children and families are receiving the highest quality of care by ensuring that our staff is providing exceptional services. 

  

"Spring It On", Buffalo Niagara's Day of Giving, powered by the United Way is a 24-hour online fundraising event encouraging individuals in the community to make a one-time, secure, online donation to the local not-for profit agency of their choice.   We hope that you will choose to support Hillside Family of Agencies and Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection by visiting our designated links and making a donation!  





Meet Kelli Cookfair, LMSW, Health Care Integrator Supervisor

March 20, 2014
Posted by Hillside Foundations


 

 

Kelli Cookfair  Spring It On small 

Name: Kelli Cookfair, LMSW

Position: Health Care Integrator Supervisor

Program:  Bridges to Health Program

Office: Jewett Parkway, Buffalo
Hometown: Cheektowaga


I provide supervision to a team of 5 Health Care Integrators and 1 Consultant Nurse.  This includes oversight of 30 cases with developmental, medical, and mental health needs.  Additionally, I manage referrals/intakes and act as a liason for two local departments of social services.

I have worked for Hillside in various programs for the past 12 years.  I have found strength in finding creative ways to help children, youth, and families find peace in their lives.  It is an amazing feeling when you know you have empowered others to create positive changes.

 

Bridges to Health is a Medicaid Service program that provides 14 different community based services to children/youth who meet the criteria for Developmentally Disabled or Medically Fragile or Seriously Emotionally Disturbed.  Referrals are generated from either Department of Social Services or Office of Children and Family Services.

 

"Spring It On", Buffalo Niagara's Day of Giving, powered by the United Way is a 24-hour online fundraising event encouraging individuals in the community to make a one-time, secure, online donation to the local not-for profit agency of their choice.   We hope that you will choose to support Hillside Family of Agencies and Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection by visiting our designated links and making a donation! 





Meet Kellie Tingley, Waiver Service Provider

March 20, 2014
Posted by Hillside Foundations


 

 Kellie Tingley Spring It On small 

 

 

Name: Kellie Tingley 

Position:  Waiver Service Provider 

Program:  Bridges to Health Program 

Office: Jewett Parkway, Buffalo
Hometown: Blasdell
 

  

Within my role I provide a variety of different services that range from Skill Building, Crisis Management, Family/caregiver support and Service along with several others, to both youths and their families. I enjoy making connections and building positive, trusting relationships with the youths and families I work with, so that I can effectively help them achieve their personal goals and grow as individuals and a family unit, to be the most rewarding aspect of my job.

Bridges to Health is a Medicaid Service program that provides 14 different community based services to children/youth who meet the criteria for Developmentally Disabled or Medically Fragile or Seriously Emotionally Disturbed.  Referrals are generated from either Department of Social Services or Office of Children and Family Services.
 

  

"Spring It On", Buffalo Niagara's Day of Giving, powered by the United Way is a 24-hour online fundraising event encouraging individuals in the community to make a one-time, secure, online donation to the local not-for profit agency of their choice.   We hope that you will choose to support Hillside Family of Agencies and Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection by visiting our designated links and making a donation!  





Meet Zachary Barry, TFC Skillbuilder

March 20, 2014
Posted by Hillside Foundations



 

Zachary Barry  Spring It On small 

 

Name: Zachary Barry 

Position:  Skillbuilder. 

Program:  Therapeutic Foster Care 

Office:  West Seneca

             

As a Skillbuilder for therapeutic foster care my team role is to assist youth to develop life and social skills in a community based setting and establish a safe physical and emotional environment for our youth and families in care. In a trauma informed, culturally competent and family centered practice, I serve as a: mentor, role model, advocate and a “change agent”. My job allows me to take a direct role in positively impacting youth and their families in our community. Hillside allows me to continually grow both professionally and personally and it truly in a blast going into the office each day! 

  

Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC) provides a safe and therapeutic family environment for youth whose behaviors make it difficult for them to remain at home or cannot be managed at a lower level of foster care. The goal of TFC is to reunify the youth with their own families, or, if the child is freed, to establish them as quickly as possible in permanent adoptive families. 

  

"Spring It On", Buffalo Niagara's Day of Giving, powered by the United Way is a 24-hour online fundraising event encouraging individuals in the community to make a one-time, secure, online donation to the local not-for profit agency of their choice.   We hope that you will choose to support Hillside Family of Agencies and Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection by visiting our designated links and making a donation!