Many of you have followed our recent dream project helping Army Vet, Rescue Squad leader, father and friend to many, James Steelman. All of you have helped tremendously with your support and encouragement. James had some important task he has wanted done so his community could be a little nicer. But with his leg amputation, four heart attacks and now a fifth, he has feared he would never see it through. We, at DoingMyPart, felt the need to step in and help a man who did his part for our country and for countless individuals who he rescued using the Jaws of Life device over the course of his 16 year career.

Nearing completion of the project, James felt compelled to do his part by wanting to donate a quadraplegic chair to a young person. We agreed and offered to help.  In doing so, together we reached out to the Conover Special Education School. So we are here to announce the up coming'James Steelman/DoingMyPart Western Day at the Conover Special Education School'.We have aligned with a horse Wrangler with a heart for children. Cornelius McJunkins will bring about five horses to the school and share his heart and knowledge in a fun presentation of horsemanship. Many studies have shown a unique unknown force at work between special needs children and horses. A connection that for moments at a time have helped these children to achieve greater depths of awareness and education. It is our hope that Western Day will be a fun-filled time for all and the beginning of a long relationship with the warm loving staff and children of the school.

Join us on October 22nd in Conover, NC.

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  • Beth Smith S.

    What a great day! So glad I was a part of it, I think it did as much for me as it did for the kids! And the teachers! Looking forward to more projects, and will send my photos also!

    October 23, 2013

  • Austin

    Great day with a real impact. Glad I could be a part of a special day with those kids. You will be able to view the images here and at http://suitcasephotography.expo...­ later today.
    Thanks and great to meet everyone. Looking forward for my next "Doing My Part" assignment.

    October 23, 2013

  • Naomi s.

    It was awesome!!!

    October 22, 2013

  • Mike S.

    Stuck in traffic 485 but I'm on the way! [masked] call if you need anything

    October 22, 2013

  • Larry R. P.

    I wish I could join you Tuesday, but, I have a broken right wrist and have a Dr. appt. that day. Hopefully, next time. I am off
    Wednesday and Sunday.

    1 · October 20, 2013

    • Mike S.

      Next time Larry! get well soon my friend

      October 21, 2013

  • Mike S.

    Hey Guys,

    Just want to touch base and make sure we're all ready for Tuesdays volunteer event. Thanks for your support, it's going to be a fun one.

    So far, we have the horses wrangled up, the kids waiting for the day a couple balloon artists and you guys will be helping throughout the event. We haven't done this before so it should pack some fun surprises throughout the day.

    I am coordinating the carpooling and figuring out a few things we'll need to make this event a success. Please stay tuned and I'll be sending out information on what you'll need to do and other important info very soon.

    Stay tuned!


    October 18, 2013

  • Jim N

    I would attend, but I have class that evening and need to take a few hours prior to class to prepare the final touches on a presentation. Is there a list of upcoming or proposed events available? Thanks!! (And great work in pulling this community together.)

    October 18, 2013

  • Austin

    I can volunteer my photography services for this if I could catch a ride with someone. Thanks, Austin, SuitCase Event Photography

    1 · October 16, 2013

    • Austin

      I live in the Cotswold area of Clt but can meet somewhere central for convenience to the driver.

      October 16, 2013

    • Mike S.

      Okay cool, Well get you covered for a ride. I'm organizing everything today and tmrw and will let u know.

      October 18, 2013

  • Tatiana M.

    Working.. ;(

    October 15, 2013

  • Mike S.

    Yes Vickie we know it won't work for some of our volunteers Unfortunately this day the only day the Conover school could do it. We go out in the streets on Sundays if you are interested

    October 6, 2013

  • vicki

    Generally, weekday events will not work for me.

    1 · October 5, 2013

  • jane

    I wish I would go but this a daytime, weekday event and I cannot take off of work at this time.

    1 · October 4, 2013

    • Mike S.

      Yes Jane we had to do it during a school day, hope your able to join us next time

      October 4, 2013

  • Naomi s.

    So excited!

    1 · October 3, 2013

  • Mira Danyel B.

    wow, very unique event. I love horse and working with special needs kids. great compo. thanks.

    1 · October 1, 2013

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