The 2022 New Year Edition

One Step & Beyond:

The Newsletter

"One month into the New Year and I find myself clinging to feelings of optimism as we plan for the future." -Madison Blanton, CEO. Yes, it is time for us to plan for the future here at One Step Beyond, and we are getting creative! We are going to make this year a masterpiece of memories and paint a picture of progress as we color the year with positivity! So, get ready for some bright ideas to ensue as we move across the canvas of 2022.

At One Step Beyond, we have a great appreciation for inclusion in the arts and a deep understanding of the impact it holds for our talented artists who put their creativity, love, and soul into each piece they create. Their work captures the essence of who they are and what they hope to communicate to the world; something we support and encourage full-heartedly. While for the greater part of last year, you have seen some of this artwork made available in print form on various items and canvases in the OSBI online store, we are beyond thrilled to announce that you can now find original artwork in the online SHOP as well! As we continue to foster opportunities for equity and inclusion, when you purchase an artist’s original work, 70% of proceeds from that sale goes directly to the artist. Fill that blank space on your wall with work that will inspire you, not only through the physical medium of the art, but by knowing you are supporting independence for people with disability through their work as artists. 

Just a sample of what we have in store! There are currently over 20 original pieces to appreciate. Check 'em out 
Shop Original Artwork

California gets a new look!  Last week, the OSBI campus in San Carlos made its neighborhood debut. Along with a 5'x10' vinyl window inlay, we installed a new sign stretching 10 feet across one of the two buildings that make up our cozy California campus. We hope to generate some extra community exposure to passers-by on the Cal-train and commuters on Old County Rd. You never know who may want to pop in and meet the amazing participants who are inside!

Time skates by when you're having fun! The One Step Coyotes participated in their fourth year of promoting inclusion at the Annual Arizona Cactus Cup Hockey Tournament. This big-hearted hockey tournament has shown a huge amount of support for the One Step Beyond ice hockey teams, both in CA and AZ. This month, the OSBI players felt the magic of playing on the NHL ice at the Gila River Arena once again! 

Stephanie Hayes has been part of the development of One Step Beyond since the VERY beginning as a neighbor of one of our first program locations. Stephanie holds a Master of Education degree from Northern Arizona University, and she continues to help further the mission of inclusion by serving on the OSBI Board of Directors and lending her 40+years of experience teaching in Special Education, 25+ years volunteering with Special Olympics. Stephanie became acquainted with One Step Beyond founder Mimi Rogers in 1992. As she befriended her new neighbor over the years, Mimi started her journey to create what we now know as this beautiful organization, with Stephanie as a resource. As Stephanie watched the growth unfold in the organization she helped build; she knew where to direct her attention after retirement. She is now quite an asset around the Glendale campus, helping to create curriculum, volunteering her skills in multiple departments, hosting fundraising events, and coordinating our annual Holiday Luminary sale! We asked Stephanie what she wanted her message to our readers to be, and this is what she said, "I encourage folks to get involved in the OSBI family in any way that they can. Whether it is through serving, donating, or being there with the participants to inspire them, there is nothing more rewarding than sharing that intrinsic feeling that rises when you see that "ah-ha moment in the eyes of the participants!" Thank you, Stephanie, for playing an essential role in the success of OSBI!

Did you miss out on the OSBI Gala? Take a visual journey with us and watch the full-version Gala on the OSBI website today! Just click the link or push play.

Half Moon Bay Review: Coastsiders with Intellectual Disabilities Hit the Ice
Pacifica Tribune Coastsiders with Intellectual Disabilities Hit the Ice
Silicon Valley Business Journal - Pg. 38 2021 Giving Guide
Daily Independent Blanton: Here's How to Chose a Career with Purpose and Meaning
HMA Public Relations Valley’s Only Adaptive Hockey Program for Adults Who Have Intellectual Disabilities Seeks Volunteers
The Daily Independent Dealership donates $236,700 to 21 nonprofits this holiday season
The Daily Independent Short staffing leads to special needs participants waiting for services
North Peoria One Step Coyotes for Adults with Disabilities Begins 2021-2022 Season
Arizona Health & Living  Arizona One Step Coyotes Will Take The Ice At The Arizona Cactus Cup
FrontDoors Valley’s Only Adaptive Hockey Program for Adults Who Have Developmental Disabilities Seeks Volunteers
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Contribute without making a donation. Now more than ever, people are finding themselves ordering online. When you start your Amazon shopping trip by searching Smile.Amazon.Com first, your personal account pops right up! A percentage of your total sale will be donated back to OSBI or the qualified charity of your choice.

It's Never too Late

Individuals can direct $400 of their existing tax liability to One Step Beyond. If you are married and/or filing joint, the number doubles to $800 on an annual calendar (April to April of the year). Consult your tax professional for additional information. 

Fundraising is a constant and necessary effort; it is vital that we provide unique opportunities for our participants to have access to the social and extracurricular experiences that they deserve and desire to promote their personal growth.  Please visit to help us sustain our mission of going One Step BEYOND!


Stay Tuned...
Newsletter: April 2022 Edition 
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