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SpartanNash named Employer of the Year in Red Wing

Former Econo Foods supermarkets now under Family Fare name have worked extensively to provide opportunities to people with disabilities ProAct’s 2018 Employer of the Year for its Red Wing location, SpartanNash, has worked with dozens of individuals with disabilities, serving ...

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ProAct Recognition Banquet- Red Wing

Individuals served, their families and staff came together at Treasure Island Resort and Casino for ProAct’s 45th Annual Recognition Banquet. The nonprofit’s Red Wing, Hudson and Zumbrota locations were among the 430 people in attendance.

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TreeHouse Foods, DARTS named for awards

Large national food supplier and established nonprofit serving older adults provide work opportunities for individuals based at ProAct’s facility in Eagan Providing exemplary work opportunities for people with disabilities based at ProAct in Eagan, TreeHouse Foods and DARTS were named ...

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Grocery job tryout serves Wis. teen

Past prom queen Eden Foster is learning new things about popularity, and customer service, as one of the first of a group of teens with disabilities who are trying out jobs as part of a new program in Wisconsin. Paid ...

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ProAct building front Eagan
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Different staff roles, each impacting individuals for good

Whether it involves serving others on-site, with a work crew or finding someone a job in the community, there’s one thing these staffers have in common– the satisfaction gained by positively impacting others. “I never sell them short,” said Life ...

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Her costumes make actors come alive

After years of crafting Halloween costumes for her nieces, nephews, and dogs, volunteer Debbie Brevig took on the challenge of creating theater outfits for ProAct Playhouse on a tight budget. Could she make seven costumes for $100? She talked with ...

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Roz Peterson speaks to a group in Savage.
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Sharing concerns with legislators

ProAct and other disability day programs joined residential providers to take their messages about disability services to a candidates’ breakfast in Savage organized by ARRM and the Minnesota Organization for Habilitation and Rehabilitation (MOHR). Rep. Roz Peterson (R-Lakeville) joined DFL-endorsed ...

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Tim Benjamin and Mike Kraines
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Help for Minnesota newspaper ‘gem’

ProAct joined a group of 14 disability service providers to support Access Press, the only statewide newspaper in the U.S. that covers all disabilities. Together, they contributed more than $9,000. Checks were presented to Access Press Executive Director Tim Benjamin, ...

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Shakopee raised garden at ProAct.
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New Options receives grant, contributions

New Options in Shakopee recently received a grant from the Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative to purchase an outdoor canopy with chairs, supplies for a raised garden bed and furniture covers for a sofa and a recliner. Leaders hope to apply ...

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From the President . . .

We have a great Board of Directors that provide very effective leadership for ProAct, and I am pleased to announce the addition of Pat Jones as our newest board member. Pat is a parent of one of our participants at ...

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