Please use this list as a guide for our May 30, 2022 hours in observance of Memorial Day.
For questions or additional information please call our front desk team at 757-858-8011 or email them at Info@egglestonservices.org

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Eggleston’s Upcoming Events and Fundraisers 

 

 

Eggleston’s Farmers Market

Farmers Market fresh produce year round

Eggleston is excited to announce the opening of its year-round Farmer’s Market in Norfolk! The market will feature seasonal produce and offer locally made pantry items such as baked goods, honeys, soaps, and more! Located in the Riverview neighborhood of Norfolk, the farmer’s market is taking over the former space of Clementine’s.

Please join us on Earth Day, Friday, April 22,  at 110 La Valette Ave Norfolk, VA 23504 for a special opening celebration from 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m., with special remarks and a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10:00 a.m.

If you would like to RSVP please register here.

 

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Eggleston’s Give Local 757 Hoppy Hour

 

Happy Hour at Smartmouth Brewimg fundraiser

Join us for Taco Tuesday, Music Bingo, and GIVING on Tuesday, May 10th for an in-person Give Local event at Smartmouth Brewing Co. at 1309 Raleigh Ave, Norfolk, VA 23507  from 4:00 pm-8:00p with Music Bingo starting at 5 pm. 

The Give Local 757 initiative is a program created by the Peninsula Community Foundation to spark and grow local philanthropy, One way they are accomplishing this is through the region’s annual 24-hour giving day held on the second Tuesday in May. You can help Eggleston win prizes and collect funds that support nearly 1,000 adults with disabilities in Hampton Roads each year. Let us know your coming on our Facebook event page!

Bringing a large group? Purchase a table for up to 6 people here.

Cant make the event but would love to help Eggleston reach their goal? Donate Now.

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13th Annual Eggleston OK5K and 1 Mile Run, Walk, and Roll

 

OK5K 1 mile fun run and walk

Each year Eggleston empowers 1,000+ adults with disabilities in Hampton Roads thanks to the support of our local community. Annually, Eggleston’s OK5K & 1-mile Walk, Run, and Roll event raises awareness and funds for Eggleston’s employment, housing, and community programs that make all the difference for our neighbors with disabilities.

This year, the 13th Annual OK5K & 1 Mile Run, Walk, and Roll is back in person at Virginia Wesleyan University! Check out our sponsorship opportunities and don’t forget to register for race day here

Greetings,

Each year Eggleston empowers 1,000+ adults with disabilities in Hampton Roads thanks to the support of our local community.

Annually, Eggleston’s OK5K & 1-mile Walk, Run, and Roll event raises awareness and funds for Eggleston’s employment, housing, and community programs that make all the difference for our neighbors with disabilities. This year, we are pleased to announce that the 13th Annual OK5K is back, in person, at Virginia Wesleyan University!

This event is a great opportunity to showcase your company while supporting a nonprofit that is empowering people and building diverse and inclusive communities. Please find more information about the exciting sponsorship opportunities at the link below.

Thank you for considering a sponsorship and we hope to see you on race day!

Sincerely,

 

Paul Atkinson                                                                         Danielle C. Nance

Chief Executive Officer                                                         VP of Marketing and Development

 

For More Information view our 2022 OK5K Sponsorship Package.

Never too Late to Achieve Your Dreams

Whether at 16 or 60, many people see a driver’s license as a symbol of independence and freedom, and Will is no different.  Will first came to Eggleston as a traumatic brain injury survivor and has been a member of Eggleston’s Brain Injury Clubhouse program, Beacon House, for many years.  He began receiving in-home supports in 2020 and with the help of his direct support professional (DSP), Anthony, got his own apartment.  Recently, Will reached another major life goal, obtaining his driver’s license and getting his own car!

We recently sat down with Will and his DSP, Anthony, to discuss what this milestone meant to him.

Tell me about the journey to get Will’s driver’s license:Will with his new car 2022

Anthony: When I first got assigned to Will one of the first things he told me he wanted to do was get his license back. And I could see in his eyes that he was determined! We talked everyday about the goals he needed to achieve and step by step we achieved those goals by going to the appropriate doctor visits, staying in touch with the DMV and family. While doing this, we were also able to achieve other goals Will had planned for himself.

 

Was the process an easy one?

Anthony: There were some hiccups along the way, but Will rose to the occasion and accomplished those goals. After finally getting his license, Will was blessed by a family member and was given a car. Lucky we had already planned an appointment at the DMV in advance and it was only a short while before Will was able to get his registration and be back in the community driving. 

 

Will how is life on the road?  

Will: I loving being back on the road and driving for me is like riding a bike. I remembered.

Anthony:  He obeys the laws of the roads and is able to go to the places he enjoys the most like The Recreation Center, First Landing State Park, Visiting friends from his old neighborhood as well as some of the various restaurants he frequented when he was living at home giving him the ability to still be a part of his community.

 

Will’s story is a true testament to what you can achieve when you make a plan and never give up.  If you happen to see Will on the road, give him a thumbs up from his family at Eggleston!

 

Please use this list as a guide for our January 17, 2022 hours in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
For questions or additional information please call our front desk team at 757-858-8011 or email them at Info@egglestonservices.org

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Revised as of 1/11/2

Please use this list as a guide for our Winter Holiday 2021 hours in observance of the Christmas and New Years Holidays.
For questions or additional information please call our front desk team at 757-858-8011 or email them at Info@egglestonservices.org

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Schedule of closings for December 2021

Please use this list as a guide for our November 25 and November 26, 2021 hours in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.
For questions or additional information please call our front desk team at 757-858-8011 or email them at Info@egglestonservices.org

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closure schedule for Nov. 25 and 26, 2021

Please use this list as a guide for our November 11, 2021 hours in observance of Veterans Day.
For questions or additional information please call our front desk team at 757-858-8011 or email them at Info@egglestonservices.org

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Veteran's day closing schedule

A special message from our friends at

The Social Security Administration and the Department of Veteran Affairs

images of families and veterans

The Social Security Administration and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) have joined forces to create a Fact Sheet, “Social Security Disability and Veterans Affairs Disability — How Do They Compare?.”  This quick reference explains the differences between each agency’s disability program.  Through our partnership with the VA, we hope to help the veteran community navigate each agency’s programs more easily.

I urge you to visit our veterans webpage at https://www.ssa.gov/people/veterans/ to view the Fact Sheet and other resources, including information on returning to work, links to VA healthcare and benefits programs, and disability benefits for wounded warriors.  We also have resources for the parents and spouse of veterans.

Remember, there are important differences between Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and VA disability benefits.  Just as important, a veteran who receives benefits from the VA could also be eligible for SSDI.

Meet Kechone!

A Community Employment Success Story.

Kechone Jenkins was referred to Eggleston from DARS to assist with obtaining employment in the community. He stressed he would like to work in food service as he already had several years of experience in that industry and liked the work. His Employment Specialist reached out to the manager at Sage Dining in regards to a part time position and set up an interview for Kechone. During the interview, Kechone stole the show. Before the interview began he provided all of his qualifications (hard working, dedicated, friendly, works well with others, great at multi-tasking, and is able to work in a stressful and fast-paced setting). He went into detail, stating that he works the dinner shift and is called in quite often for the lunch shift when others call out. Kechone stated “I’m no stranger to the kitchen. I’m not the best cook, but if hired I will make sure that the kitchen remains clean.” He was hired on the spot as a full time employee at Norfolk Collegiate’s lower level.

Kechone’s Employment Specialist provided him with placement and training supports he needed to get him stable and continues to offer follow along services. Five and a half years later, Kechone remains a valuable employee with Sage Dining Service at Norfolk Collegiate’s Lower Level.

During the pandemic, the tasks and protocols were modified and adjusted to ensure students and staff safety. Kechone adjusts well to change and did not miss any time from work during the pandemic except for when all the schools were closed. When Kechone returned to work, there were new protocols and safety guidelines and how the students received their meals was changed to bag lunches. Kechone assisted with preparing the bag lunches as well as delivering the lunches to the classrooms. Kechone is very social and was saddened by the lack of social interaction with students and teachers. The students and staff felt the same way and sent weekly thank you letters to the kitchen staff thanking them for their hard work. The letters were posted all over the cafeteria walls.

Kechone has worked during the entire pandemic while keeping his health and safety at the forefront. Kechone stated “If there is a will, there is a way.”

Kechone's quote My disability does not define who I am. Hard work and determination and strong family support is what continues to keep me employed.