Celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month
The Inclusive Employer Box
The Inclusive Employer Box showcases four amazing companies coming together to raise awareness around Disability Employment Awareness Month in October.
Collettey's Cookiesstarted by Collette Divitto. Collette is a young woman, who happens to have Down syndrome, with a vision to run her own business after she was rejected by potential employers who told her she wasn't "a good fit." Her cookies are out of this world and she has turned her business into a movement by hiring others with disabilities, raising awareness and mentoring individuals to achieve confidence and develop employment readiness.
John's Crazy Socks is a social enterprise run by John Cronin and his Dad. They have a mission to spread happiness. John, an entrepreneur, who happens to have Down syndrome, is driven to make a difference in the world. They offer masks, greeting cards and over 2,000 colorful and fun socks. More than half of their employees have a differing ability as the company strives to show “what is possible when you give someone a chance."
Isadore Nut Company created by Tasya Kelen, crafts delicious, healthy, award-winning snacks and gifts lovingly handmade by people of differing abilities. Tasya became an inclusive employer two years ago with the mission to help erase the 82% unemployment and under-employment of people with disabilities.
Inclusive Networking founded by Nicole Rabinowitz, is a place to share stories and support people of differing abilities to be gainfully employed and included in their communities. Nicole supports job seekers with disabilities in finding meaningful, integrated, competitive employment as well as providing support and innovative training to employers, employment specialists and job coaches leading to more diverse and inclusive work environments.
This fabulous box contains:
1. A pack of "Amazing Cookies" The famous Amazing Cookie has been called "The Best Cookie of All Time," by many. Chocolate Chip, Cinnamon cookies that are soft on the inside, crisp on the outside.
2. A pair of Down Syndrome Awareness Socks - This colorful blue sock with yellow trim has the blue and yellow that traditionally represent Down syndrome. The 3-21 represents both World Down Syndrome Day (March 21) and the extra chromosome that people with Down syndrome carry.
3. A bag of award-winning Zesty Lemon Rosemary mixed nuts. Organic cashews, pecans and walnuts mixed with the brightness of lemon, fresh rosemary, a little sesame seed and cumin seed then kissed with local maple syrup combine to create an unforgettable flavor.
4. A coupon code for a free training on Customized Employment or Job Coaching from Inclusive Networking.
*** Gift Boxes will begin shipping the week of October 5th ***