Maker Union answers ‘what’s next?’ for adults with disabilities out of the school system
PARK CITY, Utah — A new nonprofit organization is working to provide employment opportunities for adults with disabilities. Maker Union was founded by Anne Peters, a mom inspired by her daughter’s experiences with disability and the stark reality of what is next for her after aging out of the school system.
“This all began with the question, ‘where do people go when they are done with the school system,’” Peters said. “The school system in Park City has been so amazing; we have had such wonderful support; I wanted to find a way to replicate that and make sure it was safe. I wanted to be part of the solution.”
Maker Union provides a safe workspace for adults with disabilities to access their unique workforce that is supported by a staff committed to equitable employment. Additionally, the focus is on community, learning, and peers.
Maker Union is still in its early stages but strives to help dozens of adults with disabilities by providing meaningful employment through the creation of unique and thoughtful gift bundles for any occasion using many local products. Purchasing a bundle is a wonderful way to support both the mission of Maker Union and the community.
“We will be curating these themed bundles using as many locally sourced products as possible supporting local businesses,” she said. “We hope to supplement the offerings with items made by this workforce.”
If you are interested in learning more about Maker Union or would like to donate, you can visit the website https://www.makerunion.org.
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