Posted by LRM on Mar 13, 2019

Indian Creek Foundation

 
George Casady, Director of Day Services at the Indian Creek Foundation, described the joy of having a job for the developmentally disabled clients of the Indian Creek Foundation. It is not so much the money as it is being a productive member of the community. On site tasks are performed throughout the area at locations such as Care & Share, the Animal Rescue Center, and the Peter Becker Community. Also, mobile work crews, who work for minimum wage, perform specific tasks at area businesses.
 
A new opportunity has been created that constructs sleeping mats for the homeless out of a product called "plarn" which is made from discarded plastic throwaway shopping bags. Workers perform many tasks including folding, cutting and weaving the plastic yarn. The mats are distributed in different ways such as the Norristown Police Department which carries them in their 3rd shift cruisers to give to homeless persons.
 
Harleysviile Rotary is very appreciative of all the services that ICF does to help make so many disadvantaged folks a vital part of our society.