A Natural Home
Improving Lives of Adults with Developmental Disabilities
ABOUT A NATURAL HOME
A Natural Home, Inc. (ANH) is a 501(c)(3), tax exempt, charitable organization established to improve the lives of adults with developmental disabilities including visual, cognitive, motor limitations, physical and/or learning disabilities. It is not unusual for a person to have multiple disabilities. ANH was organized in 2003 by parents and siblings of adults with developmental disabilities.
A Natural Home offers functional arts and craft classes and donate comforting lap quilts to adults with developmental disabilities who use wheelchairs
A Natural Home (ANH) sponsored a Christmas party, at the SW Waterfront Phillips Restaurant where 80 plus adults with a range of developmental disabilities, dined, took photos, and enjoyed a live band.
ANH provided creative art projects for young adult students at Mamie D. Lee for the school year 2012-2013, on a volunteer basis and a community partner. Mamie D Lee, was a special education school in Washington DC that opened in 1971 for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities ages 3 through 21. Mamie D. Lee later relocated to a new building with a modern architectural design to meet the social, education and physical needs of the students. The new location had one of the largest community gardens in DC. Mamie D. Lee closed in 2016.
Since 2012, ANH has offered monthly Arts & Craft Classes at local libraries in Washington DC where the students make functional items in each class for use or to give as gifts. Items to wear include hats, socks, and scarfs made with looms. Some of the household items crafted were scented bath salts, mosaic coasters, framed artwork, scented bath salts, and night lights. At the end of each class, students take their crafted items home. The classes and supplies are free.
Comforting Lap Quilts
In 2019, ANH started a new program, creating appliqued Comforting Lap Quilts with pockets for Adults with Developmental Disabilities who use wheelchairs. Some of the lap quilts will have embellishments for people who need an activity for their hands to calm and comfort them. These lap quilts will provide enjoyment, warmth and pockets to carry small personal items.
LAP QUILT PHOTOs COMING SOON
For Parents and Caregivers
HEAVEN'S VERY SPECIAL CHILD
"It's time again for another birth,"
Said the Angels to the Lord above,
"This Special Child will need much love."
His progress may seem very slow,
Accomplishments he may not show:
And he'll require extra care
From the folks he meets down there.
He may not run or laugh or play,
His thoughts may seem quite far away.
In many ways he won't adapt,
And he'll be known as handicapped.
So let's be careful where he's sent;
We want his life to be content.
Please, Lord, find the parents who
Will do a special job for You.
They will not realize right away
The leading role they're asked to play.
But with this child sent from above
Comes stronger faith and richer love.
As soon they'll know the privilege given
In caring for the gift from Heaven.
Their precious charge, so meek and mild
Is Heaven's Very Special Child.
A Natural Home needs 9.5 inch quilt blocks, cotton fabric and cotton batting from nonsmoking and pet free environments. Monetary donations are needed to purchase fabric and quilt supplies for the lap quilts.
Your donations will make a difference in the lives of adults with developmental disabilities who use wheelchairs. Make donations payable to A Natural Home, PO Box 55034, Washington DC 20040 or click the button below to donate with PayPal or a credit card. Thank you.
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