On April 16, 2016, The Foundation for the Developmentally Disabled hosted their monthly social event at Glades Country Club in Naples. The event had a focus on heritage. For heritage night, the ladies of Protected Harbor dressed up in clothing that represented their heritage and brought out their individual qualities. Kimber is Korean and takes great pride in art, reading and clothing from her heritage. She dressed in her finest Kimono and expressed herself with makeup. Kim is Irish and very proud of her heritage as well. She chose to wear green and white to represent her heritage. Cleo chose to dress in a 50’s outfit, poodle skirt and all. This was her way of expressing herself through clothing that is meaningful to her, and she had fun dressing up. Tiffany, who typically wears pants and a t-shirt, wore a fancy dress ready for a night of entertainment.
As always, these events include dinner and dancing. Music is provided by a DJ and there is never a shortage of dancers on the dance floor. Our ladies love to dance and can count on tearing up the floor with their moves. This event is always a great opportunity for socializing with their peers which is often difficult for men and women with disabilities. We are so grateful that the ladies have this have a special night out for fellowship and fun.
Our ladies are blessed children of God. Please pray that they continue to feel the love and support of the community as they grow in their faith.
Psalm 41:1-3 “How blessed is he who considers the helpless; The Lord will deliver him in a day of trouble. The Lord will protect him and keep him alive, and he shall be blessed upon the earth; The Lord will sustain him upon his sickbed;in his illness, You restore him to health.”