At its regular dinner meeting at Clancy’s Crab Broiler Restaurant on Tuesday, Aug. 30, the Jewel City Kiwanis Club of Glendale presented a check to Sandy Doughty, executive director of Glendale Assn. for the Retarded Services in Glendale. The donation was much appreciated as Doughty gave a brief history of GAR Services.
Founded by Phyllis and Jerry Campbell in 1954, GAR has been dedicated to serving persons with developmental disabilities primarily related to mental retardation, but also including cerebral palsy and epilepsy. Work opportunities – including first class mailings, assembly, collating and packaging – are offered at GAR Services headquarters. Some clients have the opportunity to work at business sites in the community. Training in personal, social and basic academic skills foster integration into the community.
The mission of GAR Services is to provide adults with developmental disabilities the opportunity to achieve their highest level of independence through residential placement; vocational training and job placement; socialization and education. Currently, they have 70 clients ranging from the ages of 22 to 72.
GAR Services is located at 6512 San Fernando Road, Glendale. For more information call (818) 242-2434 or visit the website http://www.garservices.org.
The Jewel City Kiwanis Club meets every Tuesday evening at Clancy’s Crab Broiler in Glendale. For more information and reservations, call Paul Liu at (818) 618-8206, www.jewelcitykiwanis.org.