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Groundbreaking Scheduled for Unlimited Opportunities’ New Building
Unlimited Opportunities is happy to announce the groundbreaking for their new building. On August 7, 2013, at 10:30 am, invited guests, staff and clients will see the official start of the new building at 1620 W Ashley Road, Boonville. This event will start the process that will bring UOI employees, clients and programs back together when the building is completed late in 2014.
Since the fire on February 2, 2012 that destroyed the Unlimited Opportunities building, the employees and clients have looked forward to the day they would be all together again at the UOI property. The new building will be home to Savvy Seconds Resale Store, BII Recycling Center, the Individual Supports Program, Family Support Program, Community Employment Services, BII Day Program, administrative offices, and Cooper County Case Management offices. The agency provides services for individuals with disabilities, and since the fire, has continued operations from 3 “temporarily permanent” locations in Boonville.
Last fall, nFORM Architecture of Springfield, MO was chosen from a field of four firms who presented their visions of the new UOI home. Working with UOI department managers, they created a building that will accommodate current needs and allow for future growth. Savvy Seconds Resale Store will be at the front of the building, providing easy access for people to shop at their favorite store. The offices and programs will be in the middle of the building, and The BII Recycling Center will be at the back of the property. Plenty of parking will provide for safe, convenient access to the various parts of the building, and there will be green space for outdoor activities for the program participants and staff.
A special fundraiser is planned to coincide with the groundbreaking. The new building’s foyer will have an engraved brick “Memorial and Honor Wall”. Engraved bricks can be ordered to honor a special anniversary, in remembrance of a loved one, to commemorate an achievement or life event, or any reason that holds meaning for the purchaser. Examples of the bricks will be displayed at the groundbreaking, and can be ordered there. Information brochures will also be available.
Proceeds from the brick fundraiser will be used to support UOI programs for individuals with disabilities. Program goals are varied and specifically tailored to each individual participant. These can include: increasing self-sufficiency and personal freedoms, developing personal care skills, job exploration and training, developing life skills, and becoming more involved in one’s community.
UOI invites you to follow their progress on their Facebook page: Unlimited Opportunities, Inc (UOI Boonville) and their website: www.uoi.org. Bricks will be available to order on the website after the August 7 groundbreaking. Donations are always accepted through the website or by mail to: Unlimited Opportunities, Inc. PO Box 239, Boonville MO. The public is invited to call the agency, 660-882-5576, with any questions about the new building, the groundbreaking event, or the Memorial and Honor Wall fundraiser.
KOMUfeatures site plans being approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission and video of Savvy’s and Recycling.
On February 2, 2012 a devastating fire destroyed the building that housed Unlimited Opportunities. On January 29, 2013, the UOI Board of Directors voted to build a new building which will house Savvy Seconds, Recycling, Day Programs, Family Supports, and all other agency offices, on the site of the original building on Ashley Road. A Springfield, MO architectural firm, nFORM, was chosen from 3 companies who made presentations last fall. Since that time, meetings have been held with UOI department directors and managers to gather and assess needs and wants for a new building. For a time the agency also considered purchasing an existing building in the community, but found there was no site that would meet their needs.
Preliminary plans have been drawn, and the footprint for the building has been established. Savvy Seconds will be located at the front of the building, with lots of parking, a bigger sales floor, and high visibility and easy access from Ashley Road. The Administration and Program Offices, Individual Supports Day Program, Family Supports, Case Management, and BII Day Program will be in the center of the building and the Recycling Center will be in the back.
Unlimited Opportunities Inc. invites you to attend the groundbreaking for our new building!
Wednesday, August 7 at 10:30am
1620 West Ashley Road ~ Boonville, MO
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Located in Boonville, Missouri, Unlimited Opportunities, Inc. was founded in 1991 to provide housing services to men and women with disabilities. UOI currently provides housing for 35 men and women. In 1996 an adult day program, children's services and supported employment program were added to the list of services provided. UOI currently serves 220 men, women and children with disabilities.
Boonslick Industries, Inc., the extended employment sheltered workshop, was founded in December of 1976 and provides employment for men and women with disabilities. Employment opportunities at BII include a recycling program, an upscale resale store, maintenance of rest areas on Interstate 70 near Boonville, and an adult day program which provides work training opportunities.
In 2009 and 2010 UOI was voted best Adult Care and best Non-Profit Organization, and Savvy Seconds, the Unique Resale Store, was voted best Clothing and best Resale Store by readers of the 'Boonville Daily News.' Savvy Seconds was also voted best thrift store in 2011.