The Run, Walk and Roll 5K is held in October in celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month and benefits adults with disabilities throughout Whatcom County in conjunction with local nonprofit Work Opportunities.
This event strives to celebrate the diversity of everyone’s abilities. Join us for a morning of fun as we Run, Walk & Roll for Work Opportunities!
All proceeds benefit the clients of Work Opportunities
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Work Opportunities has been providing vocational services to persons with disabilities since 1963. The agency was founded by a group of parents from the Edmonds School District Special Education Parents Group who had a growing concern about what would happen to their son or daughter once they graduated.Their dream was that all persons with disabilities would have the opportunity to become participating and contributing members of the community.Their dream came true, creating a non-profit corporation with branches of Work Opportunities located in Lynnwood, Mount Lake Terrace, Everett and Bellingham.They chose the name Work Opportunities because of their belief that through work, persons with disabilities would experience increased self-esteem and have greater economic and social opportunities within the community. These beliefs continue to guide our organization to this day.
In 2007, Whatcom Work Opportunities was born, becoming another employment agency in the county. Whatcom Work Opportunities currently has contracts with DDD, DVR, DSB, and Lummi Voc Rehabilitation to provide employment services for adults in our community. On average Whatcom Work Opportunities serves more than 80 individuals and have nine local staff.
The mission of Work Opportunities is to promote self-determination, self-respect, and valued participation in the community for persons with disabilities through work.