Heartstrings has given my son the ability to grow emotionally and learn new skills while being active in the community. Heartstrings also gives him the opportunity to give back to his community by visiting nursing homes and building relationships with the residents. Heartstrings believes in developing abilities not limiting by disabilities.
Being a volunteer and Board member with Heartstrings Community Foundation helps me relate to what it means to the employees to be a part of their group. Employees with intellectual/developmental disabilities show commitment, pride and stronger self-esteem as they come and go from their daily work schedules and community involvement. Each employee is either taking part in the “goody” products sales trips to local corporate offices or assisting in the two Heartstrings shops and sales. Even taking part in maintenance of their shops goes hand-in-hand with spending time participating in health and fitness activities, and giving to others through outings at local nursing homes. Smiles are everywhere at Heartstrings because of what the organization has committed to our community’s special population and the employees’ pride in their group. Growth comes with community awareness, participation and giving. I’m so proud to be part of the Heartstrings group, and I know anyone who has an opportunity to review the offerings Heartstrings provides will be anxious to be a part as well.
Heartstrings provides fulfilling and rewarding community-based employment opportunities for adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities. These wonderful employees produce a smile on the face of everyone that they interact with!
My son has benefited from being part of Heartstrings for the past 9 years. They empower the individuals they serve by allowing them to choose their activities. Many times this is the first time the person has been given an opportunity to voice their opinion. My son has become more social, engaging and helpful while learning new job skills. He knows the value of greeting others with a handshake and introducing himself with a smile. Many of the tasks learned on the job can be put to work at home as well, such as doing laundry and cleaning. Life was such a struggle after high school graduation; finding Heartstrings was an answer to prayer. They are a unique organization that is worth of your support.
Heartstrings provides choices of employment, that are interactive with general public, for adults with intellectual /developmental disabilities
It is a great privilege to be a part of Heartstrings Community Foundation! This organization has an entrepreneurial attitude that creates unique opportunities for adults with I/DD. They are working in the community each day and building relationships through work.