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Interact Group visits Colchester Community Workshops

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Colchester Community Workshops (CCWS) mission statement is CREATING OPPORTUNITIES for adults with special needs through vocational skills development and personal growth, in a caring and stimulating environment.”
The Interact Group of South Colchester Academy were surprised to see so many programs in action. Seventy five adults with intellectual disabilities come to work in programs offered through the Colchester Community Workshops each day.

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Interact Group visits Colchester Community Workshops

  1. 1. Interact Club of South Colchester Academy Visits Rotary House Oct, 25th, 2013.
  2. 2. South Colchester Interact Club is Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Truro
  3. 3. The Rotary Club of Truro is proud of its involvement in helping build Rotary House and each year assists in various projects. This year the Rotary Club money is funding an Enhancement Program that sponsors Field Trips and Activities for clients of Colchester Community Workshops. Today a group is enjoying the Corn Maze!
  4. 4. “CREATING OPPORTUNITIES for adults with special needs through vocational skills development and personal growth, in a caring and stimulating environment.” We learn that 75 adults with intellectual disabilities come to work in programs offered through the Colchester Community Workshops each day.
  5. 5. Susan McCallum Operations Manager is our Tour Guide.
  6. 6. Interact members Kristyn, Miriam and Megan meet PacMan. As a kitten, PacMan was abandoned in a back pack and quickly adopted by the workshop.
  7. 7. Clients of the ‘Small Contracts Program’ Sort Jewelry to Sell in the New-To-You Store
  8. 8. Cotton Clothing Not Suitable For Selling Is Cut Into Rags. Here One Of The Clients Sits At The Rag Cutting Machine
  9. 9. Rags Are Bagged To Sell
  10. 10. Recycling Of Paper (Including Books) Brings Revenue and Saves the Land Fill
  11. 11. New-To –You-Program - This Program is Operated With Donations And Is A Big Money Maker Helping To Support Colchester Community Workshops.
  12. 12. When the Buzzer Sounds, Clients Hurry To Pick Up Donated Goods
  13. 13. The InterColonial Café
  14. 14. Today’s Menu
  15. 15. Clients Make Ribbons And Buttons
  16. 16. Ribbons and Buttons Program Supplies Products to Sports Teams, Schools, Election Campaigns, Exhibitions, Horse Shows, Dog Shows, Cat Shows and More
  17. 17. Promotional Buttons and Award Ribbons Are Shipped As Far Away as Australia!
  18. 18. Clothing Disposal Program Sorts Out Clothing Suitable for Shipment to Third World Countries
  19. 19. Clothing Is Stored in This Trailer Until the Container is Full and Ready For Shipping.
  20. 20. There Are Plans for Future Development of This Property
  21. 21. Production Assembly Takes Place In This Warehouse.
  22. 22. Pallets Are Moved Inside To Be Cut Up and Bagged For Sale As Kindling.
  23. 23. Sawing and Bagging the Kindling
  24. 24. Making Survey Stakes
  25. 25. Kohler Project: Cutting Plastic for Window Sashes
  26. 26. Young Street Variety Store Social Enterprise Business Clients of Colchester Community Workshops as well as members of the public are employed here.
  27. 27. Clients.. • Gain self confidence to deal in the world • Learn to handle cash • Stock and clean shelves • Bake, make subs and scoop ice cream • Become part of the community
  28. 28. Surprise: Bunnies In the Barn Loved By The Clients. Children Enjoy Them At The Market and Open House Days
  29. 29. Surprise: Grow Box Gardening Growing Herbs For the InterColonial Café
  30. 30. Congratulation To All Who Have Brought Colchester Community Workshops Located At Rotary House To The Great Place It Is Today Thank You From The Interact Club of South Colchester Academy For The Great Tour

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