REAP is a non-profit organization providing comprehensive job training to people with disabilities for them to be able to get into the workforce and gain employment as they choose. Our three key messages are:
- REAP helps people with disabilities in marketing and streamlining their products.
- REAP helps people with disabilities in terms of training and support.
- REAP helps people with disabilities in realizing their passion and what they want to do.
REAP’s vision is to raise awareness that people with disabilities can work, want to work, and have a right to work – we just want to help them a little bit.
“When REAP was founded more than five years ago, our goal was to help people with disabilities realize their dreams for employment; either in a REAP owned business, in the community, or as a small business owner, as they choose. We are delighted to say that we have seen successes in all areas. We have had people working in our businesses; we have facilitated employment in the community and we continue to work with aspiring entrepreneurs and artisans; helping them bring their products and services to a wider audience. Thank you for supporting all of our participants as you have supported REAP by shopping at Celebrate Virginia Gifts, purchasing a gift basket from Heart to Heart Gift Baskets, volunteering, making a donation of money, or goods. We greatly appreciate your kindness and support.” – Karen Hannon, Founder, Richmond Entrepreneur’s Assistance Program (REAP)