Members of the CCSS Activity Center have started their own businesses! To contact one or more of the owners below, call Program Director Pat DeCarlo at 313.883.2277.
Clean and Shine Janitorial: Gary enjoys cleaning and does a very good job. He has two cleaning jobs - one at the Activity Center and the other at a banquet hall. Gary has twenty hours of supported emplyment weekly.
Cute as a Button: This is a button selling business. The buttons come from donations or are cut off of old clothes. Prior to re-sale, Gail cleans any threads from them and packages the buttons together. She has twelve hours of supported employment each week.
LeJohnn's Vending: Lejohnn started selling his products out of a cooler at the Activity Center. This quickly expanded and he began selling candy and cupcakes. Now he rents a vending machine that does a brisk business. Lejohnn has nine hours of supported employment every week.
Ray's E-Bay Treasures: Ray is very good on the computer. He has begun a company that sells other people's things. Ray charges 20% of the selling price. He has twenty hours of supported employment.
Trying to Go Fishing: This is a card making business owned by Richard. He is especially good at cutting and pasting pictures. So he turned his hobby into a card making business. The company's name came from his desire to sell enough cards each year to support his fishing trips in the summer. Richard has nineteen hours of supported employment a week.
Unique Designs by Cherie: Cherie has been beading and sewing for many years. It was only natural for her to begin a business doing what she knows and loves. She makes very attractive jewelry and sews durable tote bags. She has ten hours of supportive employment a week.
The newest business plan is underway for soy candles in recycled cans.