Yearly Archives: 2018


Keep the good feelings going.

Most of us love the winter time and Holiday season for various reasons. Some love the cold air and snow, others the magic that fills the air and still others love that beautiful feeling you get with giving the perfect present or donating to a company that does good works. The time between Christmas and [...]

By | December 28th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Keep the good feelings going.

Happy Holidays from PILR

As Christmas nears there is an almost magical feeling in the air. Most people are filled with the spirit of giving and love. We at PILR would like to thank everyone who so generously donated to us in 2018. Your support and generous contribution made all the work we did possible. We would not be [...]

By | December 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Happy Holidays from PILR

Holiday Stress, Who needs it?

Do you get stressed-out around the holidays? The shopping and crowds, the back-to-back diet-busting parties. The exhausting chats with the in-laws and extended families. We understand how easy it is to feel not so wonderful at this most wonderful time of the year. There is an actual diagnosis called Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD.  SAD [...]

By | December 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Holiday Stress, Who needs it?

Who are you really helping?

I grew up with an aunt who is a person with a disability. She is beautiful and wonderful and when I was little I couldn’t spend enough time with her. In her mind she is about 9 years old. To a 9 year old this is amazing. We played dolls and dress up. We spent [...]

By | December 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Who are you really helping?

What are you thankful for?

November 22nd is Thanksgiving day.  It's a day when each of us can reflect on all of the reasons we have to be thankful. I am thankful for my husband, children and grandchildren. They are my joy. I am thankful for my siblings and their families. It is a wonderful feeling being part of a [...]

By | November 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What are you thankful for?

(Don’t) Be a steady Yeti.

My family loves movies. I mean, REALLY loves movies. My husband’s first job was at Blockbuster Video, my daughters first and only job has been at the local movie theatre, my husband and I ran a Charity Cosplay group and our collection is almost 500 movies big. As I said, we really love movies. We [...]

By | November 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on (Don’t) Be a steady Yeti.

Acing the Job interview

When I was young and looking for my first job, I remember going to an interview at a local video store. I had practiced the traditional interview questions and dressed up nice. As I walked in to the interview the Employer asked me how I was doing and though I was extremely nervous I said [...]

By | October 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Acing the Job interview

Those who suffer in silence.

We take for granted the things we know, our supports, our resources, our supplies and our suppliers. We think that if we know about them then everyone else must know about them. Surely those who need what we have know, right? After all, we found out about them. Or perhaps we don’t think that at [...]

By | October 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Those who suffer in silence.

Disability Employment Awareness Month

October is Disability Employment Awareness Month. To promote employment of people with disabilities PILR coordinates Disability Mentoring Day (DMD) in Hutch and Pratt.  This is an internationally recognized program where people with disabilities/mentees are matched with an employer/mentor for a day of career exploration.  PILR has focused on our youth with disabilities.  High school students [...]

By | October 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Disability Employment Awareness Month

The beauty of inclusion

Picture this; You walk into a room and realize you don't know anyone. You look around for a familiar face and start to get a bit nervous. You are in a new environment, dealing with a new situation and you’re all alone. You take a deep breath to steady yourself and continue to look around, [...]

By | September 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The beauty of inclusion