Benefits of Retail Stores with Developmental Disabilities:

  • They will offer employment opportunities with competitive wages
  • They will improve feelings of well-being and self-esteem
  • They will provide opportunity that would otherwise not exist, expanding life experiences
  • They will provide participation in the community-engaging with others; being known
  • They will provide opportunities to make new friends and develop new and varied relationships

Benefits of Retail Stores for the Community:

  • They will provide the community with a richer, more diverse environment
  • They will provide the patrons with the satisfaction of supporting a business that provides valuable opportunity to an under served population
  • 70% of the employees will be residents of the community
  • They will provide After-School and Summer jobs to local High School students
  • They will promote kindness, acceptance and inclusion in the community