The 2017 offering celebrated Hiram Farm, an agricultural setting for adults with developmental disabilities, with emphasis on adults on the autism spectrum. The offering will go to construct an addition to the farmhouse. This addition will provide enough programing space to serve an additional 19 farmers by the end of 2018. This one time investment will make it possible for Hiram Farm to serve 50 adults with significant developmental disabilities annually for many decades to come. Farmers see, feel and taste the fruits of their labor. The animals, crops and craftworks that the farmers produce provide them with a source of income; the resulting sense of ownership, accomplishment and self-worth goes beyond the paycheck.
Our financial gifts to this project are only the beginning; Hiram Farm offers many opportunities to engage with the farmers, volunteering for a few hours, a day or for a week-long overnight summer session.
Federated Church members are invited to tour the Hiram Farm and to meet the wonderful staff and farmers and see first-hand how Hiram Farm changes lives forever. More information can be found on their website at hiramfarm.org.
It has been said that “Hiram Farm is built on and sustained by love and compassion.” Let us open our hearts to encourage the development of these individuals.
Offering total: $36,199.18.