Transition school student David Robins is glad to call his work spot home, and it’s a busy one, at the Savers thrift store in Apple Valley. Sorting clothes into boxes for distribution, a wall of readied product displays tags with ...-more-
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After gaining experience at ProAct and in another job with its support, Michael Halpaus found a satisfying job match at a Red Wing hotel through a friend and receives limited support from the nonprofit. Halpaus plays a primary cleaning role ...-more-
A thriving, friendly associate at the Salvation Army Thrift Store in downtown Red Wing, Sarah Halpaus prices and tags clothing and helps to keep the sales floor looking sharp. After mastering one skill, her manager urges her to learn more. ...-more-
Ed Hubley, foreground, stocks shelves at the Dollar Tree store in Cottage Grove and is appreciated by Store Manager Tracy Arett, left, and ProAct Designated Coordinator Charlotte Eastin. Using a wheelchair as backup and coordinating limited use of his hands, ...-more-
The lunch crowd can line up all the way out the front door at Chik-fil-A in Maplewood, and as the food comes out, ProAct’s Virginia Moorhouse is there to keep the dining room tidy and pleasurable. “She’s one of those ...-more-
Photo: Culver’s GM Tara Vonte relies on Brandon Marcks, who washes dishes on weekday afternoons and helps keep the restaurant clean. Brandon Marcks at ProAct in Red Wing was ready for a community job. Little did he know that a ...-more-
To the editor: It’s been gratifying to see the progress our society has made to be more inclusive of people with disabilities. I expect opportunities for employment, independent living and community involvement to continue to increase. There are many reasons ...-more-