Businesses that Empower!

A friend posted on her Facebook Page about a local group that employed those with disabilities and I started thinking about how nice it would be to try to compile businesses that offer jobs, opportunities, empowerment, and independence to those with disabilities.  I put out an all call and got back some great suggestions. 

So if you need any of these things, how great would it to be to support such a great cause as well as providing for your needs??

Coffee and Gift Baskets:
http://www.furnacehillscoffee.com/index/

http://www.wildflourcaterers.com/

http://www.creeksidecookiesandmore.org/

http://www.poppinjoes.com/about_us

http://www.steamerscoffeeshop.com/

http://timsplaceabq.com/about-tim

Doggie Treats:
http://www.waggies.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=12&Itemid=29

Baby Blankets:
http://www.simplyadorableblankets.org/ourblankets.html

Jewelry:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/OllieFaithDesigns

http://www.newenglandvillage.org/truemeaningweb/truemeaningjewelry_home.html

http://kkglassart.com/

http://lindseymadeoriginals.com/Home_Page.php

Art:
www.bernadetteresha.com/enter.htm

http://www.oly-wa.us/dkarts/

http://users.psln.com/sharing/Michael/mainMichael.html

http://www.downrightspecial.com/

http://cinnamonsfloridakeysart.com/

http://brownbearproducts.biz/


Apparel:
http://www.grouphugapparel.com/

Authors:
http://www.amazon.com/Kellies-Book-Possible-Kellie-Greenwald/dp/1877810428

http://www.amazon.com/America-According-Connor-Gifford/dp/0981719503/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1260327480&sr=1-1-fkmr1


To give credit, I got some of these off of these two blogs* and some from search engines, and some from friends...please add to my list!!!

http://yomammamamma.blogspot.com/2009/12/businesses-owned-by-people-with-down.html

http://billandria.blogspot.com/2010/10/business-owners-with-down-syndrome.html