2018 MOHR Life Enrichment Awards
MOHR members improve the lives of the individuals they serve, and the Minnesota Organization for Habilitation and Rehabilitation (MOHR) is seeking nominations for its First Annual MOHR Life Enrichment Awards to recognize exceptional examples of their work.
Life enrichment is non‐vocational, and may involve activities and aspects including:
- Self‐confidence building
- Community inclusion
- Skills enhancement
- Community partnerships
- Sports and fitness
- Person‐centered focus
Programs or activities to submit for an award should be considered as exceptional examples which are unusual, rather than typical.
Nominations can be made by:
- Nonprofit MOHR members
- Individuals with disabilities
- Family members
- Outside partnering groups
What does or does not qualify?
Award nominations should not involve paid work, but there are possible exceptions. Non‐traditional jobs such as the creation and sale of artwork or other created materials are OK. Some activities may involve products being sold. The general rule would be to consider if the project is primarily for a source of income or more recreational and for enjoyment.
- MOHR member
- Answers to all questions
- More than one‐time event
- Agree to publicity
The number of winners will depend on the number of qualifying entries, but will be a dozen or less. Media exposure will be sought for each of the winners to highlight the reasons for the recognition.
Award style and outreach
MOHR will design and purchase a customized etched acrylic award for each recipient. Winners are encouraged to present the awards to the groups that are involved with Life Enrichment programming or activities. MOHR can assist with media promotion, and share ideas, but will not be on site for special events. MOHR can also assist in the creation of news releases highlighting each winner, and is planning to make calls and send emails (and any submitted photos) to media outlets of interest.