Mark is a very special person who has a birthday coming in just a few days. On September 10th Mark will turn 56 years old. What Mark wants for his birthday is to receive 56 birthday cards. It's a simple wish, won’t you help to make his birthday wish come true?
Mark has worked at NW Center for over 34 years as a valued and very well loved employee. NW Center is in itself a very special place for many reasons not justbecause Mark works there, but certainly that makes a difference! NW Centers mission “is to promote the growth, development and independence of people with disabilities through programs of education, rehabilitation and work opportunity”. I think beyond this mission there is much more and I have seen that in Mark when he comes to say hello. He is always cheerful, he strives to learn who you are and when he does he never forgets your name; first, middle and last! One of the best parts of Mark is his art and how he shares it with so many others. His cards are coveted by those who are lucky enough to receive them. They are pinned to the walls in cubicles throughout the building as you will see in this little video. The pride with which they are displayed reflects the respect that everyone has for Mark and the their love of his art.
Every holiday brings a card from Mark. Your birthday brings one . Mother’s Day and Father’s Day too! Nothing goes by withouth Mark and his very special cards. I think it’s time that Mark gets the cards he so very richly deserves and I would like to ask you to help! Just e-mail me at [email protected] and I will give you Mark’s home address so you can mailyour special birthday cards directly to him. You can be his ‘secret pals’ for this very special day in his life.
Now while I sit back relax in my window seat I will think about the view I get everyday looking at Mark’s beautiful artwork and how many people have a smile on their face each time the “Mark” card arrives at their door, their office or their cube on the farm.