27 Mar New Hope’s 45th Anniversary Celebration
On Monday, March 13th, New Hope celebrated its 45th anniversary of supporting individuals with developmental disabilities in the central Indiana community. March is also Disability Awareness Month, so there were lots of reasons to celebrate.
We kicked off this day of celebration with a ceremony recognizing 8 individuals we serve, our medical director, and our longest-term associate who have all been with New Hope since we opened our doors in 1978. To learn more about the 10 people recognized during this ceremony, click here.
During the ceremony, we also welcomed City-County Councilor Ali Brown. To say Councilor Brown is an advocate for individuals with disabilities is an understatement. She has visited New Hope and continues to advocate for us and individuals with disabilities. During the ceremony, she presented New Hope with a City-County Council Proclamation in honor of our 45th anniversary and for our contributions to the city of Indianapolis. We appreciated her attendance during this meaningful event.
Our Day Services programs and our AIM program also joined in on the fun by having birthday cake, a dance party, doing a ‘Favorite New Hope Memory’ craft and taking pictures in our photo booth. We were also joined by many volunteers including family members of individuals served, and associates from Corteva and WTHR. Thank you to all who volunteered and helped make this event a success!
Even those who were not on site at our Payne Road location were able to celebrate our 45th anniversary. Individuals served and staff in our residential homes as well as those served in our Family and Community Services programs were able to participate by wearing shirts with our newly updated logo, completing the ‘Favorite New Hope Memory’ craft and dancing to a special playlist of New Hope’s favorite songs.
Overall, our 45th anniversary celebration was a huge success, and we feel fortunate to be able to celebrate this huge milestone. If you want to see more photos from the event, follow this link.