Heritage Industries Honors Gorton’s as Corporate Volunteer Team of the Year

Thanking Business Partners Who Support Heritage Business Services And Employment Programs for People with Disabilities

Heritage Industries has recognized Gorton’s with its Corporate Volunteer Team of the Year Award. Heritage Industries is a service of the Northeast Arc, a not-for-profit organization that helps children and adults with disabilities become full participants in the community. Heritage Industries has been providing employment training and opportunities for people with disabilities since 1958.

Kim, Jerry, Judson and Suzanne

Judson Reis from Gorton’s accepts the Corporate Volunteer Team of the Year Award from Kim Carrigan, Jerry McCarthy and Suzanne Ryan

Gorton’s President and CEO, Judson Reis, was presented with a giclee print titled, “Head of the Regatta” by ArcWorks supported artist Matthew Broskie. The painting represents the night’s theme, which is that “when we all work together, there’s nothing we can’t do.”

Gorton’s has been a great friend to the Arc over the years by providing contract service work for Heritage Industries, the Arc’s employment training and job placement program and by awarding a grant to the Arc which funded a Hooked on Cookin’ and Fitness program for Gloucester Students.

“Judson Reis has set the tone for community engagement at Gorton’s and allowed employees time to come help out at some of the Arc residences,” said Susan Ring Brown, Director of Development. “Yard work isn’t always easy, but Gorton’s volunteers always make it fun.”

About The Northeast Arc
Northeast Arc was created in the 1950s by parents of children with disabilities who rejected the assumption that their children should be institutionalized. Now serving over 7,000 people annually in more than 150 Massachusetts cities and towns, Northeast Arc is dedicated to helping people with disabilities become full participants in the community, choosing for themselves how to live, learn, work, socialize and play. The agency does this through a variety of programs, including Autism Services, Day Habilitation, Deaf Services, Early Intervention, Employment Services, Family Support, Personal Care Assistance, Recreation, Residential and Transition. The agency also runs the ArcWorks Community Art Center on Foster Street in Peabody. Northeast Arc is the largest Arc in the state of Massachusetts and the 4th largest Arc in the country.

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