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November 27, 2012 > Olive Garden hosts lunch for Fremont Adult and Continuing Education

Olive Garden hosts lunch for Fremont Adult and Continuing Education

Submitted By Roshni Easley

On October 31, 2012, the Special Needs program at Fremont Adult and Continuing Education (FACE) were treated to a delicious pasta lunch provided by the Olive Garden (Fremont). Sarah, Team Trainer, delivered spaghetti, salad, breadsticks, and tiramisu for approximately 50 students in attendance on Halloween. Christine, a manager at the Olive Garden, made the arrangements for the wonderful surprise.

For over 30 years FACE has provided an excellent life skills training program for adults with special needs. Our daily activities include: exercise, computer lab, recycling program for the City of Fremont, volunteer work at the library, and maintenance of the garden and the green house. Students make their own lunch daily and enjoy their community outings as well as developing appropriate habits and skills.

In 2010, the program was reduced drastically, including the cancellation of our summer program. This past year we began a fundraising effort partnered with the Fremont Education Foundation (FEF). Through the generosity of parents, staff, and community members such as Rene Lovely of Avalon Spa and Salon, funds were raised for a five week session during the 2012 summer.

The fundraising efforts continue this year for the 2013 summer program. We are accepting donations through FEF. Checks payable: FEF/AWD. Mail to:

Attn: Adults with Disabilities
4700 Calaveras Avenue
Fremont, CA 94538

If you have any questions, please contact Michele Sullivan at (510) 793-6465, Ext. 29505 or email her at

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