Everyone Matters—Making a Difference by Employing Individuals with Disabilities

Everyone Matters—Making a Difference by Employing Individuals with Disabilities

February 01, 2021

Everyone Matters—Making a Difference by Employing Individuals with Disabilities

You may know that HEAVENDROPt employs Veterans to honor their service and give them every opportunity to succeed in the workforce. But did you know that we also provide meaningful employment to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities?

HEAVENDROPt  is a social enterprise of Evergreen Life Services which provides vocational training to the people they serve.

Evergreen’s hands-on supportive employment program offers individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities the support and assistance they need to make long-term employment a reality. Individuals who are matched with HEAVENDROPt are extremely hard-working, enthusiastic, conscientious employees who have the opportunity to earn a competitive wage and prove they can get the job done. We provide continuous job coaching and ongoing training, as well as adding to their skillsets, gaining confidence, a sense of self-worth, productivity, and added independence.

Some of the vocational skills our team focuses on are:

  • Interpersonal skills: getting along with co-workers and supervisors
  • Communication skills: listening, speaking clearly, following directions
  • Developing the flexibility and comfort to work on a variety of tasks
  • Productivity: providing quick and quality work that meets deadlines
  • Organizational skills: setting priorities, completing assigned work
  • Problem-solving: making decisions, taking responsibility
  • Personal appearance: hygiene and appropriate work attire

 

Purchasing products from HEAVENDROPt not only allows you to have an amazing functional piece of military history, it also allows you to help our mission of providing meaningful work experiences to Veterans and individuals with disabilities.

 

To learn more about our mission, view our amazing yet affordable products, and discover how we serve veterans and people with disabilities by providing vocational training through upcycling authentic military parachutes, visit heavendropt.org and evergreenls.org.

 




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