Community Partner Awards 2017

Every year, Hammer awards special families, donors, volunteers, or friends of Hammer with a Community Partner Award. These awards are presented at Hammer’s Annual Spring Breakfast. Take a look at the 2017 Community Partner Award winners, and join us in thanking them for their contribution to...

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A Sister’s Point of View

My name is Pat Peterson and my youngest brother Kelly was moved to a state institution when he was very young. That happened in the 1960s to some people with developmental disabilities who could not be cared for by their family. Kelly was born with Down syndrome, and was not very healthy when he...

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Warner’s Stellian: Joyful Givers

Pictured above: Left to Right, Back Row: Jim Warner, Bill Forga, Nonna Forga, Allison Warner, Bob Warner Left to Right Front Row: Sandy Warner, Nonie and Jim Warner, Carla Warner By: Barbara Tuckner Every year, the Little Sisters of the Poor in St. Paul would make the trek to Warner’s Stellian...

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A Day at the Spa

By Lauren Pehler, Assistant Program Manager The theme of last year’s Reach for Ralph benefit was “Making Dreams Comes True.” That evening, guests were able to help fund the dreams of a number of people Hammer serves. Robin, an individual I support, had a dream any lady would enjoy – a day at the...

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Tribute Envelopes: Creative Giving to Help Others

By Sue Oreck, Hammer family member My name is Sue Oreck, and I am the sister of Jeffrey Orenstein who lives at the McGlinch house in Plymouth. Whenever I go over to Jeff’s house, I see the wonderful staff that cares for the six individuals who call McGlinch home. I also see the amount of...

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Quality of Life: An Incredible Gift

Bill Bieber and his family have been generous Hammer family members since 1990. With compassion for those we serve and insight about family’s needs, Bill and his family established the Quality of Life Fund in 1993 as a financial resource for the men, women and children with developmental...

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Our Collective Legacy at Hammer

By Ellen Timmerman-Borer, Chief Development Officer All good men and women must take responsibility to create legacies that will take the next generation to a level we could only imagine. ~ Jim Rohn Earlier this fall, Hammer hosted a Legacy Writing workshop that has compelled me to reflect on the...

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