Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Labor Source 30 for 30 - The Flower Bin

Labor Source, the supported employment division of Imagine!’s CORE/Labor Source department, is celebrating its 30th Anniversary this year.

To honor this important milestone, each week I am publicly thanking and recognizing Labor Source’s many local business partners.

Supported employment offers people who have a disability the opportunity to develop vital job skills and become active participants in their communities. The benefits extend far beyond helping individuals served by Imagine!, however. Businesses using our services are able to reduce recruitment and training expenses as they benefit from a diversified employee pool. Partnering with CORE/Labor Source is a “win-win” situation that is beneficial all around.

We are very grateful to our business partners who have demonstrated their commitment to Imagine!’s mission by employing CORE/Labor Source participants.

Today’s Labor Source 30 for 30 partner highlight: The Flower Bin

There is a trend that has grown into a full-fledged movement. Buy Locally seems to be the well-deserving bandwagon that socially and environmentally-conscious people are jumping on. The Flower Bin has lived and promoted this ideal for years and years by growing its own plants -- 43 years to be exact. From the corner of Nelson and Sunset in Longmont, the 'Bin has been helping gardeners of all ages and experience levels fill their gardens and homes with locally-grown options for any occasion. The Flower Bin has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to their customers and the community that they live in, support, and help beautify.

Over the past year, The Flower Bin has employed 6 CORE/Labor Source participants at various times. The Flower Bin has employed individuals served by Imagine! since 2008.

Thanks to everyone at The Flower Bin for their commitment to our community and for providing employment opportunities for individuals with intellectual disabilities.

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