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Eating cheeseburgers at Max's Positive Vibe Cafe

Eating cheeseburgers at Max's Positive Vibe Cafe

It’s easy to take something as simple as eating a good cheeseburger at a restaurant for granted. But for many adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, going out to eat isn’t so easy.

Good Neighbor + Meals on Wheels

This summer, we partnered with Meals on Wheels to deliver food to those in need. Meals on Wheels, based in Virginia, is the oldest and largest national organization dedicated to nutrition for seniors and the homebound.

On one rainy day, we followed Byron Baxter, Day Support Program Manager, and the crew from Day Support as they loaded up the van with food and set out to serve the community. 

The people who received the meals were happy to see our staff and individuals and they often invited us in for conversation.

“Even though the weather was bad,” Baxter said, “our individuals still were able to put a smile on their faces.”

Thank you to our staff, individuals, and Meals on Wheels for helping eliminate hunger in our community and demonstrate what it means to be a good neighbor. We look forward to working with Meals on Wheels again next summer.

Check out the video above and some photos below!

Angela and Byron get ready to head out from Day Support.

Angela and Byron get ready to head out from Day Support.

Jamie listens to music and chats with a team member on the way to Meals on Wheels.

Jamie listens to music and chats with a team member on the way to Meals on Wheels.

A Good Neighbor team member holds an umbrella for Tom as they get back into the van.

A Good Neighbor team member holds an umbrella for Tom as they get back into the van.

Day Support gets spooky for Halloween

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Last week, Day Support hosted their annual Halloween party. Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities from our Residential and Day Support programs attended the party in their best and most creative costumes. Loud music and dancing filled the festive building while individuals let loose and spent an evening full of fun and socializing. The event also featured delicious meals, drinks, and desserts!

Check out some photos from the event below. Which costume is your favorite?

Christy came dressed as a nurse!

Christy came dressed as a nurse!

Several burglars snuck in!

Several burglars snuck in!

Jamar looking good with his Batman jacket!

Jamar looking good with his Batman jacket!

Masquerade mask!

Masquerade mask!

Karl wore a sombrero!

Karl wore a sombrero!

Douglas dressed as a police officer!

Douglas dressed as a police officer!

Shanticia dancing!

Shanticia dancing!

Tom and Virginia danced the night away! Tom dressed as 2 Chainz!

Tom and Virginia danced the night away! Tom dressed as 2 Chainz!

Spider-man and Captain America made an appearance!

Spider-man and Captain America made an appearance!

Stephanie wore a wizard hat!

Stephanie wore a wizard hat!

Thanks to all our staff and individuals who made our Halloween party a night to remember!

The Big Pig Project

RICHMOND, VA - Good Neighbor is happy to be a sponsor of The Big Pig Project benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC), a home away from home for families with children in the hospital.

Organizations in the community have partnered with RMHC by hand-painting concrete garden pigs that will be auctioned off on April 22nd. The money raised will go to support Richmond's Ronald McDonald House.

The Good Neighbor garden pig ("Mr. Pig") was hand-painted by the individuals at Good Neighbor Day Support, a place for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to enjoy art, exercise, technology, and other enriching activities.

Follow Mr. Pig's big journey:

Mr. Pig before his makeover

Mr. Pig before his makeover

Individuals and staff at  Day Support  layering the first coat of paint

Individuals and staff at Day Support layering the first coat of paint

Concentration and precision is key!

Concentration and precision is key!

A personal touch :)

A personal touch :)

Mr. Pig gave everyone the opportunity to make their mark

Mr. Pig gave everyone the opportunity to make their mark

Mr. Pig is ready for the auction!

Mr. Pig is ready for the auction!

A big thank you to all the individuals and staff at Good Neighbor Day Support for their wonderful contribution to The Big Pig Project.

For more information on how you can support Ronald McDonald House Charities through the The Big Pig Project, visit RMHC Richmond.