Britton's & Venice in the News
Letter to the Editor • Venice Gondolier Sun • November 18, 2009
My husband and I had the pleasure of attending a social outing hosted by a local business on a recent weekend. Billed as a client appreciation event, Britton’s Furnishings (Carpet One Floor & Home) accomplished something very significant during these difficult economic times in our community: It brought music, food, laughter and fun — in short, good fellowship — at a family style picnic at the beach.
At a time when most any business could justifiably be negative, it chose instead to be uplifting.It chose to highlight the bright side and make all its clients and friends feel good about living here in our slice of paradise.
During trying economic times it’s easy to forget we are still in paradise. To the Brittons I say, thank you for the enjoyable reminder. If all the leaders of our community will adopt your attitude and spirit, we’ll all be the better for it. —Deb Lawrence, Venice
Britton’s Carpet One Floor & Home is a proud supporter
of the Loveland Center!
LovelandCenter is a private non-profit corporation that provides day training, supported employment, supported living, and group home services for adults with developmental disabilities who reside in Sarasota and Charlotte counties. Services are provided without regard to race, sex, creed, or national origin. Loveland was established in 1962 by parents of children with disabilities. Many of our students participate in Special Olympics games in the Venice and Sarasota area.
The Following is Copy from the Loveland Center Website: We believe that all people, regardless of disability, have inherent qualities which can benefit society. We also feel that they will attain whatever goals they pursue when given the opportunity for self-expression. Loveland currently serves about 120 students. Every day over 50% of the student population spends time in the community at various locations. All services focus on helping students acquire, maintain, and enhance the skills needed to live the most full and independent lifestyle possible. Community involvement for the students is strongly promoted and encouraged.
We recognize students as adult citizens, regardless of disability, with the inherent right to: choose their own lifestyles, participate fully in community life, have friendships and relationships, and work or volunteer in the community as their abilities permit.