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Corporate charity lends a helping hand to teens with exceptionalities

Posted on: July 26th, 2019

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill

In searching for a corporate charity, The HC Companies wanted to partner with a local organization where we’d have the opportunity to see the impacts of our efforts.

An organization who understands that giving your time and providing opportunities to individuals who could benefit from a helping hand delivers some of the most gratifying rewards.

The HC Companies found such a corporate charity organization in the Two Foundation.

From their website:

“The Two Foundation exists to create a movement of full integration in the local workforce for individuals with exceptionalities. We do this by bridging the gap between individuals and local business partners. We prepare, place and support our job seekers.”

The Two Foundation assists local high schools with transition goals for 16-22-year-old mild to moderate special needs students by providing them job placement, job coaching and on-going support.

It all begins at their training facility in Chagrin Falls, OH called the Two Café and Boutique. There, individuals with exceptionalities learn on-the-job training by preparing food in the kitchen, as servers and dishwashers and even on how to best interact with customers – all under the watchful and compassionate eyes of Two Foundation employees.

While every teenager with exceptionalities has their own unique challenges, the goal is to help provide them with skills to become active members of the working world through job placement programs throughout the community.

After spending time with businesses and their employees to determine if they’re the right fit for the mission of the Two Foundation, they’re provided the tools and support needed to both hire and successfully manage individuals who experience mild to moderate cognitive abilities.

The HC Companies in Middlefield, Ohio is proud to be on that list.

Sally Koch once said, “Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day.” And that’s why The HC Companies is so pleased to partner with the Two Foundation.

The café is open Tuesday – Saturday from 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM and allows patrons to see their charitable donations advancing the hard working young men and women who are part of the program.

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