Smile Farms Gives Disabled Adults Meaningful Employment
Provided By - Video Elephant on August 07, 2020
Did you know that 80% of developmentally disabled adults in the United States are unemployed?
Smile Farms is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the unemployed—and often forgotten— developmentally disabled neighbors in our communities across the country.
The organization, which is a part of 1-800-Flowers, is focused on providing meaningful work opportunities to these adults at local farms, urban gardens, greenhouses and farm stands where they can grow and sell flowers and produce in the communities where they live.
Senior Director Claire Stapleton sees the joy that meaningful work brings to her group. "They're so excited to tell me what they're doing, what is growing," she explains. "They are excited to tell me what they are going to do with their paycheck!"
Moreover, they encourage neighbors to support the purchase of these products so they are changing the lives of the people in the community as well. Smile Farms believes we are all stronger when we work together and take care of each other!
Visit Smile Farm at: https://www.smilefarms.org/
Learn more about IGHL at: https://www.ighl.org/
Support the efforts of 1-800-flowers at: https://www.1800flowers.com
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