October is national disability employment awareness month. The mission of the observation is to spread awareness, highlighting the multiple benefits, and encouraging employers to hire those with intellectual disabilities.
Building Blocks Ministries is pleased to announce a partnership with Green Light Fire Bag. Eric Olesen, a Building Blocks Ministry participant, has recently been placed with Green Light Fire Bag to assist in the manufacturing of their nationally placed campfire product.
Paula Whetro states “our program is designed to assist adults with varying developmental disabilities obtain and maintain life skills, jobs skills, independence and employment opportunities. By partnering with employers in our community we have been able to place our participants like Eric, in meaningful and gainful employment positions.”
David Hidalgo, Vice-President of Green Light Fire Bag adds “Green Light Fire Bag is proud to celebrate this years National Disability Awareness month. We have long believed that a strong workforce is inclusive of the talents and skills of all individuals. We have been extremely impressed by Eric’s work ethic, performance and aptitude in the workplace and are pleased to provide workplace accommodations to ensure his success.”
A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that builds lives by encouraging others to dream, empowering them to believe in themselves and engaging them in the
community to achieve their dreams. On August 1, 2006 we began serving individuals with developmental and other disabilities. Our Learning Center staff consisted of 4 employees and one client and has grown to 12 employees, 5 weekly volunteers, and 52 clients. We have served a total of 124 clients over the past 7 years.
Our Job Skills Program has served a total of 105 individuals throughout Lake County. We are actively serving 32 individuals and have assisted 33 clients in gaining employment, 10 of whom we are proud to say were clients from our Learning Center!
Upon completion of Independent Living & other training courses offered at our Learning Center, 7 clients have made the transition to live independently.
A fast growing company that manufactures a complete, instant light, real wood burning, chemical free campfire product. Green Light Fire Bag is an official product of Kampgrounds of America, users simply tear the bag, light with the matches included and enjoy an authentic campfire indoors or outdoors without any guesswork or mess. Sold at retailers throughout the United States. www.greenlightfirebag.com