U.S. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan recently toured Handi-Crafters, a nonprofit work center in Thorndale that empowers individuals with disabilities to lead more independent, productive, and fulfilling lives.
Administrators at Handi-Crafters briefed the Congresswoman about the organization’s history, the work it does, and the great people it serves through employment.
“The work that Handi-Crafters does in our community is essential,” said Houlahan, who serves Pennsylvania’s Sixth Congressional District. “In Pennsylvania, we value the diversity of our workforce, and I am committed to expanding education and employment opportunities for people with disabilities.”
Since 1961, Handi-Crafters has been eliminating employment barriers for individuals with disabilities and special needs. Not only is it the largest disability-focused employer in southeastern Pennsylvania, it provides its customers with efficient outsourcing solutions in assembly, packaging, kitting, and much more.
“I’m very happy that Rep. Houlahan took the time to visit,” said Amy Rice, Executive Director of Handi-Crafters. “She was happily engaged with our clients and really wanted to learn what they were doing and gained good insight into our programs and services.”
Each year, Handi-Crafters helps more than 400 individuals to access rewarding employment opportunities in the community and in its Skill Development Center. It achieves its goals through partnerships with great employers and the acquisition of work contracts with businesses that choose socially responsible outsourcing.
“We’ve had many elected officials tour Handi-Crafters over the last couple of years,” Rice said. “It is vital in this political arena for anyone to come and visit Handi-Crafters to really see what we do here and how effective we are in the lives of our clients. We are a unique community and an important community!”
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