Hunger for Independence raises money for NorthWest Colorado Center for Independence
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — In celebration of the human spirit, NorthWest Colorado Center for Independence plans to host a new event to showcase the individuals who make the nonprofit what it is today.
The Center for Independence provides services to people with disabilities with the goal of providing them with the support they need to achieve greater independence.
“We are not interested in fixing or curing people with disabilities. Rather, we provide tools, resources and opportunities to achieve goals, exercise our right to participate in community and enjoy life,” said Ian Engle, the center’s executive director. “It’s strength-based rather than deficit-based to say, ‘I am proud of who I am,’ rather than say, ‘I should overcome my disabilities just to be like everyone else.’”
The organization will host the inaugural Hungry for Independence event at 5 p.m. Saturday at Marabou Ranch, 41255 Marabou Loop.
The fundraiser will showcase food grown, prepared and cooked by the Center for Independence’s life skills cooking group, who will demonstrate techniques they learned under the direction of chefs Patrick Ayres from Cloverdale and Peter Lautner from Three Peaks Grill. Various success stories of individuals involved with the center will also be shared throughout the evening.
“This is meant to be a celebration of a little faith and hard work that’s bettered these individuals’ lives because they took the initiative to use the tools and resources available from NWCCI,” Engle said.
There are a limited number of tickets for the event, which requires an RSVP by calling the NorthWest Colorado Center for Independence office at 970-871-4838.
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