ProAct, Inc.

ProAct 3195 Neil Armstrong Blvd.  Eagan, MN  55121

Enhancing Lives ... Exploring Opportunities  ... News from ProAct, Inc.  
March 2013
In This Issue
Considering guardianship?
Bottle recycling expands
ProAct joins UMAPP
Save the date: Golf Classic Aug. 19
The ProAct Golf Classic is a great day to spend on the golf course with family, friends and businesses associates.

Mark your calendars for Monday, August 19.  We hope to see you there!
Need to know more about guardianship?
Guardianship for a person with disabilities is an important subject, one that will be covered in detail by attorney Rebecca Levine and Brad Hansen with Arc Twin Cities.

Please plan to attend the ProAct-sponsored Sages event in Bloomington on April 19 from 1 to 3 p.m.  The cost is $15 per person.


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Her volunteer work benefits Lakeville school

Eagan consumer's visits give valuable experience 

Marion and Kathy Halverson
Marion Loan and media clerk Kathy Halverson at Parkview Elementary School in northern Lakeville. 
Marion Loan spends three days a week working at ProAct in Eagan, but she really enjoys Monday, when she serves as a volunteer at Parkview Elementary School in Lakeville.

For many months, Loan has dusted, swept and disinfected at the south suburban school, which serves nearly 800 students. The active Loan said she'd rather be doing than sitting. She lives nearby and walks to the school. 

Loan interviewed for the volunteer post after a thorough
Marion Luanarea search with ProAct Case Manager Charlotte Eastin.  Volunteer experiences enhance the experience of consumers and can open up paid job opportunities, she explains.

School staff are grateful to have her.  "I really appreciate the  volunteers here," said Parkview Elementary media clerk Kathy Halverson in the library.  "They come in and help a lot."

Prior to joining ProAct, Loan cared for her aging mother for 21 years until she passed away in 2007.  "Marion is one of the nicest people I know," said Eastin.
Bottle recycling enters second phase
with added promotion

Containers at gas stations across much of the south metro area are helping introduce many people to ProAct.  The nonprofit is doubling the number of collection bins for recyclable drink bottles, and adding attractive stickers to let users know that people with disabilities are doing the work. 

Look for the containers at local area Kwik Trip and Holiday stores.  As its recycling volume grows, ProAct plans to employ 10 to 12 individuals in its processing area.

ProAct joins Upper Midwest Association
of Promotional Professionals
Now a Business Service member with the Upper Midwest Association of Promotional Professionals (UMAPP), ProAct is interacting with more product suppliers and distributors. UMAPP is for promotional product distributors and suppliers, and ProAct does business with both groups, said Sales Manager Greg Pechman. As a qualification for membership, the nonprofit sought out and received 10 referrals from other organizations.
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