PM: How did you and your company choose this particular cause?
AM: Through a neighbor who had a disabled sister, I was able to connect with a local vocational facility in our area to assist with our production. When asked if they had any capacity to help us, the answer was a desperate “Yes.” Over the years we have grown to employ over 600 intellectually and physically disabled men and women who take real pride in their work. They really enjoy seeing what they make distributed around the world and handed out at events big and small.
PM: What part do promotional products play in your work with this cause?
AM: The best part about working in the promotional products world is that every single job is unique! For our men and women assembling our custom tins of Thinking Putty, this means that they never get bored and look forward to every new job. For us, being able to produce our custom products locally means we can offer no minimums and fast turnarounds, which our customers really appreciate.
PM: Do you have any advice to give others looking to get involved with this cause or other charitable work?
AM: There are so many opportunities to be involved with people with all different types of abilities. If you’re interested in getting involved with this type of work, please look up vocational work centers in your area and see how they can help you! They are usually willing to take on any job, big or small, with quick turnarounds.
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