At The Age of 21 The State of Delaware Stops Providing Job Skills Training for Young Adults with Special Needs

Could you Imagine if Someone Determined Your Future for you at 21 Years Old ? 

Where Would You Be ?  What Job Would you Be Doing ? 

 This is the System we Live with.

We Work with the Young Adults to Create Job Training Skills. 

They Work with us and We Help them Develop  Skills that they can use to gain future  paid employment.  

Jobs Create a sense of purpose, they create passion and confidence and give us a sense of duty. 

I would want that for anyone's child , including my own. 

We work with young adults between the ages of 18 - 21 to teach them about running our fashion business. 

We work together to pack orders, box jewelry, create shipment, pack our Scarf of the Month memberships and so much more. 

How you Can Help 

Every Order, No Matter the Size Helps Us Create Jobs.  

Your Orders Mean the World to Us and Telling Others About our Business Helps Even More - Please Help Others Find us With a Simple Share. 

IF YOU ARE REALLY INTO MY STORY AND MY PASSION FOR TRAINING  - HERE IS THE WHOLE STORY, FROM 2005 TO TODAY

In 2005 I walked away from a Six Figure Job after being disgusted at how hard it was for women to reenter the workplace after having children. As a newlywed and thinking of having a family of my own I wanted to evoke change and create a place where we celebrated the many layers of being a working woman. 

I had always dreamed that LuLu's would be a place that I could create many jobs for women but the reality is low prices and high taxes, rents and insurances just doesn't let me make as many jobs as I would like to but everyone is LuLu's is the same. We all do the same jobs so that each person can enjoy their family and a work life balance. 

In 2016 I was introduced the the SITE program. The SITE program works with young adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and helps them develop marketable job skills. My hope and dream is that by working with these amazing young adults that when they " time out " of the system they are able to get a paying job.  No job is too big or too small for these wonderful young adults. With your support, the more we sell, the more job skills we are able to share.

 The SITE participants work both on site at our location and do  work back that their location.  

Some of the jobs they do with us : 

Pick and Pack Shipments

Prep Jewelry for Sale

Package  Custom Corporate Gifts 

 

We thank you for your business and your support.  Every single Shop LuLu purchase creates a job for a mom and for one of the exceptional young adults. 

Thank you for Supporting My Dreams of Supporting these Inspiring Team Members. 

If you would like more information about how we integrate training into our workplace PLEASE talk to me about it !!  There are no jobs too big or too small and I learn so much every single day I work with these great " kids" . My heart is full because of them.  

Email me at jill@shoplulu.com

My Why ?  

In 2005 My Daughter Molly was Born. 

She was 2 pounds. I was told she was never going

to walk or talk.

Now, she is a spunky and sassy 11 year old who walks and talks, A LOT.

This is Me: I didn't grow up thinking, one day 

I really really hope I have a

baby with special needs

but I did and I am thankful for the experience. I see the world though a new set of eyes.

Here we are 2017.

I wouldn't wish our past on my worst 

enemy but we are amazing. I am stronger than I ever knew. Some days I had to pull braveness from the depths of my being but we did it. 

In 2005 I Had My First Daughter.  She was under 2 pounds when she was born. She coded in my arms. She spent the first 6 months of her life in a NICU. We were told she was never going to walk and never going to talk.  Today she is in Middle School. She is amazing. She walks, she talks ( a lot ) and I am so thankful for the opportunity to give back to our local special needs community. They are my home and my heart and welcomed me with open arms. I could not be more thankful for working with these kids.


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Join Us Our Mission is to Create Job Training for Young Adults with Special Needs.

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