Mother Earth Living

Natural Product News

Straight from our inbox

Paperworks Studio’s Recycled Holiday Cards Create Jobs for People with Disabilities

11/3/2011 12:34:26 PM

Tags: Paperworks Studio, Recycled Holiday Cards, Jobs for People with Disabilities, Goodwill Industries Michigan, Press Release

Holiday cards from Paperworks Studio are not just great for the planet—they provide jobs for people with disabilities. The cards are made from recycled materials like Lee blue jeans, coffee, sweaters and beer. Paperworks Studio, a program of Goodwill Industries of Northern Michigan, employs people with disabilities to make these cards—which helps them earn a paycheck and make a positive contribution to the community.

(See a video about Paperworks Studios.) These cards have caught the eye of some companies (including Lee jeans and Baabaazuzu) and some national media including the Associated Press.  

The cards available include:

  • Wheelchair Art Cards – with a background ‘painted’ with artists’ wheelchairs
  • Dancing Tree-O - shining colorful cards with dancing trees
  • Falling Flakes –shimmer pewter cards made from recycled boxes
  • Snowing Rose Petals – cards made with rose petals

See photos of the cards.

Paperworks Studio is just one example of a Goodwill social enterprise—that uses business methods to solve a social problem. People with disabilities have higher rates of unemployment than the rest of the population even though they are regarded as dependable workers who need little or no accommodation to do their jobs.

This press release is presented without editing for your information. Natural Home & Garden does not recommend, approve or endorse the products and/or services offered. You should use your own judgment and evaluate products and services carefully before deciding to purchase. 

 



Related Content

Gardening Is for Everyone! Learning to Garden with Disabilities

Gardening is for everyone, even those with disabilities who think they are unable to. The problem to...

Pathogen in Roundup Ready Soy and Corn Could Lead to Calamity, Scientist Warns

A scientists who has studied plant pathogens for more than 50 years warns that Roundup Ready crops c...

Simplify Christmas: 12 Days, 12 Ways

Simplify the Christmas season with these 12 tips for gifts, gift wrapping and decor—as well as steps...

Natural Home Decorates Blair House and the U.S. State Department for Magazine Holiday Design Showcase

Natural Home has been invited to decorate rooms in Blair House, the President’s guest house that har...

Content Tools
RSS




Post a comment below.

 



Subscribe today and save 50%

First Name: *
Last Name: *
Address: *
City: *
State/Province: *
Zip/Postal Code:*
Country:
Email:*
(* indicates a required item)
Canadian subs: 1 year, (includes postage & GST). Foreign subs: 1 year, . U.S. funds.
Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
Non US and Canadian Subscribers - Click Here

Subscribe to Mother Earth Living!

Welcome to Mother Earth Living, the authority on green lifestyle and design. Each issue of Mother Earth Living features advice to create naturally healthy and nontoxic homes for yourself and your loved ones. With Mother Earth Living by your side, you’ll discover all the best and latest information you want on choosing natural remedies and practicing preventive medicine; cooking with a nutritious and whole-food focus; creating a nontoxic home; and gardening for food, wellness and enjoyment. Subscribe to Mother Earth Living today to get inspired on the art of living wisely and living well.

Save Money & a Few Trees!

Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. You’ll save an additional $5 and get six issues of Mother Earth Living for just $14.95! (Offer valid only in the U.S.)

Or, choose Bill Me and pay just $19.95.