Together We Explore: Giving Tuesday 2022
This year’s Giving Tuesday campaign centers on togetherness. This past year, over 180 individuals participated in community life activities, going on over 850 outings in their local communities.
In addition to exploring their local communities, Search for Adventure (SFA), our unique travel program, offers individuals’ vacation experiences to destinations near and far. Getaways have included hiking the historic Appalachian Trail, experiencing the majesty of the Grand Canyon and riding the range at the Powderhorn Dude Ranch in Colorado. Trips are planned around the interests and preferences of a small group of fellow adventure seekers. Since 2004, 204+ individuals have taken 193 trips to 43 destinations around the US through SFA!
SFA had been on hiatus since November 2019 due to COVID, but this past July we were finally able to resume with a visit to Camp Dewan, and have a trip to Universal Studios in California this month!
Supporting individuals to live in, and explore their local communities, as well as participate in travel experiences, where they are accepted and valued as equals, is the foundation of Search’s mission.
This Giving Tuesday, let’s hear from Henry, Gary, James, Curtis and Alex – who live at Kildare House - as they tell us about their favorite places to explore and favorite memories at Search.
Q: Where is your favorite place to explore?
Henry: Minnesota and New York City with Search for Adventure. We saw Prince’s house with Jennifer.
Gary: The conservatory; looking at the plants and what is around.
James: Vacation with Jennifer to Washington DC. Colorado too – hiking and riding horses!
Curtis: Cubs game, concerts and circuses.
Q: What is your favorite memory at Search?
James: Bowling and golfing with the Kildare guys.
Alex: (Do you like SFA trips?) Yes!
Q: What is your favorite fall or winter activity to do with friends?
Curtis: Going to the movies and Christmas parties in December.
James: Movies, video games and bowling!
Alex: (Do you like to go bowling?) Yes!
Sarah V, Adult Learning DSP at Search, has been a part of our team since July 2022. We asked Sarah: “What does Together We Explore mean to you?”
Sarah: Together we explore means that we are able to come together and experience something new with each other.