With the grand opening of Flerish, Design + Resale, many intellectually disabled people such as Robert can put their anxieties about working aside. The 3,000 square-foot store, which plans to open up for business November 2nd, will be ran by Civitan Foundation, a local non-profit that strives to improve the lives of special-needs adults.
“I don’t care what I do,” Robert said. “I’ll be happy with sweeping floors, stacking things or what [have you]. I will just be glad to work.”
The store is located at 12621-12625 N. Crave Creak Road in Phoenix, just north of Cactus Road. Civitan also runs a thrift store in Williams Arizona, with the Phoenix store focusing on more fashionable items.
Civitan is now accepting inventory donations for the store. In addition, they are looking for applicants to help coach employees during their shifts. There will be one job coach needed for every two employees. There are an expected 50 shifts to be available, allowing for immense opportunity.
“We try hard to encourage special-needs employment,” Trapp said. “We are proud to continue to provide opportunities for these wonderful and capable adults.”
Hours of Operation:
MONDAY - FRIDAY 9-6
PHOENIX, ARIZONA 85022