Monday, October 31, 2011

Shopping for Gifts with Heart

CANTON, Ohio — Up until three years ago, many of the items in the Just Imagine gift shop were from outside vendors. Not any more.
Now the handcrafted ceramics and other art pieces are made on site by individuals with developmental disabilities.
"Ninety-five percent of our stock is made right here," said Therese Heitkamp, training coordinator for the Stark County Board of Developmental Disabilities. "Customers are amazed that our individuals make such high quality things. The ceramics blow them away — they’re all one-of-a-kind pieces."

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