Today at OCA… The adults in our AVT (Adult Vocational Training) Program- Main Campus went to learn job training skills at multiple local business including Publix, the YMCA, and the Salvation Army.
At the Salvation Army our participants helped stock the pantry and make food bags for the community. In each bag, we added many different items, including fruits, vegetables, rice, beans, pasta, juice, milk, peanut butter, jelly, and cereal. “Whoa, that person is hungry” said AVT participant Stephen.
The Salvation Army is a great environment for our adults to be in because they are able to give back while also working on sorting and organizing skills. These skills will be very beneficial to our participants when they are searching for jobs, such as grocery stocking or bagging.
While working on our bags, we have conversations about being thankful for what we have and also how nice it feels when we give. The Salvation Army volunteers and staff always do a wonderful job with explaining and demonstrating to our clients what they would like done. Thank you Salvation Army for giving our adults an Opportunity in the Community to display their Ability. That is at the heart of what OCA stands for!!
AVT Direct Care Staff Member