Your Impact

Your Impact

Have you ever had a time where you realized that you were capable of so much more than you ever thought?  Your support this year can give people across Minnesota a moment like that.

Let me tell you about Blake*. Blake is a student at the Minnesota Academy for the Blind in Faribault, MN. Most February school days in Minnesota are about the same – cold! But last year, Blake’s school had something a little bit different. Coming into class Blake could hear the sounds of drumming – and when he sat down, he realized that he had his very own drum to use.

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A String of Images

A String of Images

Janet is one of the wonderful women living at Isabella House of Episcopal Homes in St. Paul, an assisted living residence for older adults. Janet has Parkinson's, so her speech is slow and hard to hear, and her movement is also limited. However, she has a wonderful imagination.

During the past two months, COMPAS Artful Aging Poet and Story Writer Rachel Moritz has visited Isabella House once a week to create collaborative poetry with a vibrant group of residents. This includes Janet who is engaged during each poetry-writing session, listening closely and adding her voice to the group’s poems.

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