Every year, Safeway and the Safeway Foundation host the People with Disabilities Campaign. Stores invite shoppers to make donations at the register in support of programs in their communities that make a difference in the lives of youth, adults, and their families.
This year, the campaign is running throughout August.
Our Jobs Plus Program services have benefited from Safeway shoppers’ generosity for several years. Jobs Plus provides pathways into employment and then intensive on-the-job coaching and support to help people with a variety of conditions succeed in the workplace.
Over the last year, 115 Jobs Plus clients secured meaningful, competitive employment. Many of these clients were new to the workforce or returning after a gap of close to 10 years. After 90 days, 85% of clients remained in their jobs, thanks to the coaching and mentoring our donors make possible.
Next time you shop at your local Safeway this month, thank you for considering adding a donation when you check-out. Gifts from compassionate people like you add up and provide important funding for needed programs.
Do you know someone who would benefit from Jobs Plus’ services? Click here to learn more.