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April 2018 Newsletter

Tue, Apr 03, 2018

Posted by: Vera Perlin Centre


Good Friday Holiday
- Mar 30th
Easter Monday Holiday
- Apr 2nd
Volunteer Breakfast
- Apr 17th
Client & Staff Appreciation Breakfast
- Apr 18th
St. George’s Day Holiday
- Apr 23rd

Scheduled Holidays

     Please note that all programs of the Vera Perlin Society will be closed on Friday, March 30th in observance of Good Friday and Monday, April 2nd, in observance of Easter Monday, and Monday, April 23rd in observance of St. George’s Day.

     Volunteer Week is an excellent time to express gratitude to the many dedicated volunteers of the Vera Perlin Society and to increase public awareness of their efforts. This year we celebrate with the theme – "Celebrate the Value of Volunteering". Volunteer Week is an excellent opportunity to express gratitude to the many dedicated volunteers and to increase public awareness of their efforts.
     Every year during Volunteer Week, we pause to thank volunteers for their incredible contributions. We see the impact of volunteer efforts and we know volunteers improve our Programs. Volunteer Week is a time to remind volunteers how much we appreciate them. The Executive Director, Management, Staff, Clients and Board of Directors of the Vera Perlin Society would like to thank all volunteers for their generous support especially during Volunteer Week. We have partnered to deliver the best possible programs and services to the clients we serve. We value your contribution to further the cause of all clients with an intellectual disability and we are excited at the prospect of continuing our efforts in the years to come. Congratulations and Thank You!

Easter Basket Draw

     Thank you for your continued support of our fundraising efforts. The lucky winner of this year’s Easter basket is #0455 claimed by Chad Keeping.
     I would like to thank you for sending in prizes, gift cards etc. to fill the basket.
     Please note that this week we will be sending home Walk Around the Pond Pledge Sheets and Tickets. Please check with your son/daughter to ensure their safe arrival.
     The continued success of our program is dependent upon the support of our parents/guardians, volunteers and community sponsors. Your assistance is greatly appreciated. Many thanks for your continued support of our programs.

Volunteer Breakfast

     On Tuesday, April 17th, the Executive Director, Management and Staff of the Vera Perlin Society will serve breakfast to our loyal volunteers in appreciation of your support. Breakfast will be served @ the Knights of Columbus (downstairs) from 7:00am - 9:30am.

Client & Staff Appreciation Breakfast

     The Board of Directors, Executive Director, Management of the Vera Perlin Society will serve breakfast to our clients and staff in appreciation of who they are and what they do to enrich our lives on a daily basis. Breakfast will be served @ the Knights of Columbus on Wednesday, April 18th, beginning @ 7:30am. Menu will be bacon, eggs, hash browns, toast, and tea/coffee. All clients of the Perlin Centre are to be dropped off at the Knights of Columbus (downstairs) on the morning of the 18th. Please pick up your son/daughter at the Perlin Centre @ 4:00pm!

Lunch Menus

     FYI… Please note that we will continue serving bacon and eggers for the month of April and May, ending on May 17th. Cost is $3.00. We will advise you of any changes to this schedule.

Birthday Party

     Please be reminded this month the April birthday party will be held on Friday, April 27th. All birthday parties are best wishes only. This month the following individuals will celebrate their birthdays; Sandra Hall, Cecil Smith, Rosie Simmons, Paul Hillier, Baxter Janes, Greg Fleming, Erin Soper and Elsie Squires.

Respite Payroll

     As you are aware the Vera Perlin Society is a non-profit, charitable organization which provides services and supports to individuals living with a developmental disability.
     As a charity we are always looking at new ways to generate revenue in order to support the services we offer. One area we are actively trying to develop is our Respite Payroll Service. We offer administration of payroll to individuals who require respite care.
     The payroll service is a benefit to the individuals who receive the respite funding as they do not have to worry about the administration or funding of the payroll. The Vera Perlin Charitable Foundation will also benefit as any revenues generated from doing this service are redirected to the programs we offer and then in turn benefit all clients of The Vera Perlin Society.
     We ask you to consider having the Vera Perlin Charitable Foundation as your payroll service provider. We currently administer a professional, dependable payroll service to approximately 40 clients and would like the opportunity to do yours.
     For additional information on this service you can call Mavis Pearlman at the Vera Perlin Society’s Head Office, 739-6017, or you could reach Mavis via e-mail,
     We would appreciate your consideration to provide your payroll services.

Recycling Program

     Many thanks for your support of the recycling program. This month Thursday, April 20th, has been designated as a recycling blitz day. If you or any of your friends have recyclables that you might like to donate to the program, we would appreciate it. Recyclables can be dropped off at the Perlin Centre on Thursday, April 19th, and we will take them to the recycling depot. All monies go directly to the client recreation fund. As per government regulations, please ensure to remove straws, bottle stoppers etc. Your continued support it is greatly appreciated.
     Also, please remember, if you are normally one of the customers who drops’ your Canadian Tire Money in the plexi glass drum on your way out of the store, why not donate your Canadian Tire Money to the plexi glass drum at the Perlin Centre. We use this money to purchase much needed program supplies. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Coins for Prizes

     We are continuing with collecting coins for prizes for our clients’ activities and special events. Once again, I kindly thank you for your support and ask that if you have any loose coin lying around in your pocket, purse or drawer and would like to donate them, please send them along. Many thanks for your generosity during 2017. Your kindness is greatly appreciated.

Special Olympics and Vera Perlin Society

Spring Dance

6:30 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.
(includes two free canteen items)

Note 1: Please ensure your son/daughter is picked up by 10:00 pm.
Note 2: Smoking is not permitted outside the main entrance.


Thank you from CEE Program!

     Congratulations to the winner of the CEE 50/50 ticket sweep, Paul Burke ticket #1981. The prize was just over $1890.00! The clients and staff of the CEE program would like to thank you for your continued support of their program.

No time to volunteer but would like to contribute?
Please contact us:
The Perlin Centre
P.O.Box 7114
St. John’s NL A1E 3Y3
(709) 579-2106
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Those who can, do. Those who can do more, volunteer! ~Author Unknown

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