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Volunteers of America - Working Order
 

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Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania

1650 Main Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15215
PH: 412.782.5344
FAX: 412.782.5373
WEBSITE: http://www.voapa.org/

Working Order
PH: 412.782.5344
Email: workingorder@voapa.org
WEBSITE: http://www.workingorder.org/

All of Us Care
PH: 412.782.6855
Email: allofuscare@voapa.org
WEBSITE: http://www.allofuscare.org/

Volunteers of America Vehicle Donations
PH: 412.288.9919

Every person deserves the right to discover meaningful work.

Volunteers of America's Working Order program, develops and supports entrepreneurships for individuals with disabilities and others seeking to be self employed. Working Order identifies alternatives to help individuals overcome obstacles preventing traditional employment. Working Order helps develop business plans, feasibility studies and marketing support. Working Order offers computer training, teaches business accounting, provides assistive technology support, encourages networking and brokers sales. Working Order continues support by finding trial work opportunities and promoting sales to community connections.

Working Order offers opportunities that lower the 71% unemployment statistic for individuals with disabilities. Member entrepreneurs of Working Order include talented graphic designers, web developers, massage therapists, note card designers, illustrators, database managers, transcriptionists, telemarketers and word processors. Sales of promotional business products, note cards, photography, jewelry and ceramics and skilled services including photo archiving, document scanning, shredding, office design, move coordination, lawn care maintenance, dog training, a mobile notary, a nurse advocate and a grant writer make up the many small businesses. Working Order is proud to be a Winner of the 2006 Goodwill Power of Work Award.

Volunteers of America is a national, nonprofit, faith-based, human services organization dedicated to helping those in need rebuild their lives and reach their full potential. Volunteers of America helps more than 2 million people in over 400 communities in 44 states. The Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania affiliate has re-established its presence in Southwestern Pennsylvania by merging with two organizations in the lower Allegheny Valley, Working Order and All of Use Care, both of which have been in operation for twelve years. All of us Care is a youth services program that works to prevent youth crime and substance abuse through educational and recreational activities. Both programs have operations in the same building conveniently located at 1650 Main Street in Sharpsburg. until January 1, 2008,

To support Volunteers of America's efforts in Western Pennsylvania, call to hire our entrepreneurs when your company is outsourcing work, to volunteer to share business skills and experience, or to make a cash or vehicle donation to help sustain and enhance the services described.

Volunteers of America imagines the possibilities and finds the right opportunity to fulfill individual dreams.

http://www.workingorder.org/
http://www.voapa.org/

412.782.5344
workingorder@voapa.org

 

Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania: Cheryl Lowitzer, Productivity Consultant
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Cheryl Lowitzer  

Cheryl Lowitzer, Productivity Consultant, helps small, closely held professional service firms (lawyers, accountants, consultants) organize their time, space & information to improve client service, accomplish firm goals and enjoy work/life balance.

http://www.yourorganizingguru.com

 

 

 

 

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Moore & Moore Lawn Care Service offers reliable, timely, top quality residential landscaping service in the North Hills area of Pittsburgh. We promise complete oversight of every project, large or small, always exceeding customer expectations.                                          WITH MOORE YOU GET MOORE!

 

 

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Debbie ConstantinDebbie Constantin Golf

For the business or social golfer: http://debbieconstantingolf.com/

Specializing in private or group lessons for men, women, juniors.  Ladies Golf league, Winter Golf Seminars, Disability golf, Playing lessons, V-1 Swing Analysis and TPI Golf Fitness Assessment.

 

 

 

 

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Carol CocuzziAccessibility Matters, LLC

Carol Cocuzzi, President & CEO

412.421.6730

info@accessibilitymatters.net  Expand your customer base to include everyone. Benefit from the billions of dollars of discretionary spending power managed by people with disabilities.  Fifteen years experience in helping businesses understand and comply with Federal, State, and local accessibility laws and codes.

http://www.accessibilitymatters.net/

 

 

 

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Sara CaseySara Casey, PH.D 

Casey Grantwriting Services

412.741.3277 phone

412.741.2209 fax

scasey@caseygrantwriting.com

www.caseygrantwriting.com

Specializes in funding research, grant proposals to private foundations, corporations, and government agencies, grant reporting, grant proposal review, fundraising letters, general proofreading and copy editing and writing business plans. 

 

 

 

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Dan Szwedko GraphicsDaniel Szwedko Graphics

Improving Images with Distinctive Design

Business cards, stationary, signs, displays, brochures, booklets, illustrations, newsletters, forms, lables, logos and photo retouching.

724.931.9180 phone

724.443.3913 fax

dansgraphics@zoominternet.net

http://dsgraphics.net

 

 

 

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Ardelle Vivienne RobinsonArdelle Vivienne Robinson

Designs by Vivienne

412.681.1113

vivienne37466@yahoo.com

http://www.designsbyvivienne.com

Embossed-bordered note cards and prints from her collection of photographs. Unique photographs highlight these note cards and prints from award-winning photographer, Ardelle Vivienne Robinson. The total body of works includes collections from Georgia, Pennsylvania, Florida, Hawaii and Kenya.

Wholsale prices are available for fund-raising non-profit organizations, churches, etc.

Personalized photo note cards available for graduations, new baby, weddings, etc. using your own pictures. 

 

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PetsPictured

Susan Donley

Portrait Artist 

Pencil, pastel and watercolor pet and people portrait commissions, prints, memorials and gifts.

Susan Donley

412.828.8679

www.susandonley.com 

www.petspictured.com 

 

 

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Volunteers of America 

Working Order Program

Mission

Working Order helps people with disabilities or other obstacles to employment create meaningful work for themselves through entrepreneurship. Working Order provides support for entrepreneurs in a cooperative setting, creating a truly diverse work environment by welcoming people with or without disabilities. Working Order makes micro-enterprise accessible to the widest range of individuals through business coaching, shared resources, and community connections.

Vision

Our vision is that each individual will have an opportunity to work at his or her optimal capacity. Individuals will enjoy and learn from a diverse network of colleagues. They will develop the necessary skills to build economic resources and participate more fully in the community through entrepreneurship.

History

Working Order began in donated space with an all-volunteer staff in 1996. In 2003 the headquarters moved to a building on Main Street in Sharpsburg, offering more space, easier access, and higher visibility for member entrepreneurs. This 2,000-square-foot office is on an accessible bus route and is a ten-minute drive from downtown.

Feasibility Planning

This program is designed to help potential entrepreneurs select a business concept, develop a preliminary business plan, complete a pilot contract, and evaluate the results.  The goal is to evaluate realistically the fit of the skills, interests, and circumstances of the individual with the demands of the market.

Ruby Wilkosz

Working Order/Volunteers of America

1650 Main Street

Sharpsburg, Pittsburgh, PA 15215

412.782.5344

rwilkosz@voapa.org

For more information, go to http://www.WorkingOrder.org.