Jamal is a direct support professional at our Tidewater Drive facility and is responsible for the daily care of individuals in our support programs at this location. A basketball standout at Maury High School and Marquette University as well as North Carolina Central University, he also played in the Maui Invitational Tournament in Hawaii. Check out his moves on the court:
The law firm Vandeventer Black and family members continued their tradition of helping prepare our Civitan Acres property for Summer Camp 2017. The camp, which runs for 7 weeks every summer, give persons with disabilities a great summer camp experience while caregivers are home also get a break from providing care. The volunteers painted, spread mulch, did clean-up, repaired broken items and did power washing and planted flowers. This is the third year the company has cleaned up the camp and is just one of many ways the company helps Eggleston. On April 26th Vandeventer Black will be honored with an award for Corporate Citizen volunteer service at the Volunteer Hampton Roads Volunteer Achievement awards on April 26. For information on the event visit www.volunteerhr.org. Thanks to our friends at Vandeventer Black.
At age 94, Harry McCoy isn’t ready to slow down. A retired Norfolk attorney and member of the Norfolk Rotary Club, Mr. McCoy has fond and very sharp memories of Mrs. Eggleston. He has maintained a scrapbook of photos of Mrs. Eggleston from the 1930’s. “Mr. and Mrs. Eggleston were like family to me,” recalls Mr. McCoy. “My parents were very close with Aubrey and Louise Eggleston and I called her “Aunt Louise.” We lived across the street and I remember the good things Mrs. Eggleston was doing many years before she became involved with the Tidewater Vocational Center which they later renamed Eggleston in her honor.”
To hear Mr. McCoy’s remembrances of Louise W. Eggleston you can use the audio player below.
The Corvette raffle drawing to benefit Warrior Bridge was held on November 11th. Doug Clark of Carrolton, VA won the 1975 Warrior Bridge Corvette. The winning ticket # was 0051 and was drawn by Eggleston Automotive Employee Reggie Cray.
Join us on November 11th, 10 AM at Eggleston Automotive Center located at 3525 North Military Highway for the Warrior Bridge 1975 Corvette raffle drawing! Thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket benefiting Warrior Bridge, an Eggleston Community Resource.
The Warrior Bridge Corvette is a custom rebuild. The vehicle is awarded as is, with no warranty. Eggleston assumes no responsibility for any repair or further modification. Winner responsible for titling fees and taxes. It can currently be titled as an antique, not a vehicle for daily use. Drawing will take place Nov. 11, 2016. Ticket sales deadline is 4 PM on November 9th. Ticket sales are now closed. A complete set of rules and regulations may be found at www.egglestonservices.org Warrior Bridge is a division of Eggleston, 1161 Ingleside Rd. Norfolk, VA 23502 Fed ID 54-0602238
Eggleston today announced its participation in National Disability Employment Awareness Month, an annual awareness campaign that takes place each October. The purpose of National Disability Employment Awareness Month is to educate about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. This year’s theme is “InclusionWorks.”
The history of National Disability Employment Awareness Month traces back to 1945, when Congress enacted a law declaring the first week in October each year “National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week.” In 1962, the word “physically” was removed to acknowledge the employment needs and contributions of individuals with all types of disabilities. In 1988, Congress expanded the week to a month and changed the name to National Disability Employment Awareness Month.
“By fostering a culture that embraces individual differences, including disabilities, businesses profit by having a wider variety of tools to confront challenges,” said Jennifer Sheehy, deputy assistant secretary of labor for disability employment policy. “Our nation’s most successful companies proudly make inclusion a core value. They know that inclusion works. It works for workers, it works for employers, it works for opportunity, and it works for innovation.”
Reflecting this year’s theme, throughout the month, Eggleston will be engaging in a variety of activities to educate the public on disability employment issues and its commitment to an inclusive work culture. These efforts include tours of several of Eggleston’s facilities employing people with disabilities.
“Eggleston is proud to be a part of this year’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month,” said Paul Atkinson, President & CEO. “We want to spread the important message that we value the diverse perspectives, including those of individuals with disabilities.”
Employers and employees in all industries can learn more about how to participate in National Disability Employment Awareness Month and ways they can promote its messages — during October and throughout the year — by visiting www.dol.gov/ndeam.
Eggleston has joined the Retail Alliance of Hampton Roads and recently made a presentation to the alliance Breakfast Club. Document Conversion Manger Sandra Witherow, Manager of Business Services Jerry Archer and Embroidery Supervisor Julie Waltz spoke about their respective operations. Eggleston’s Document Management Services, Business Fulfillment Services, Custom Embroidery and Screen-printing operations offer valuable products and services and employ persons with disabilities.
Eggleston is participating in the Retail Alliance LOVEVA local business program which provides rewards to all customers for shopping at Eggleston and other participating local businesses. For more details, please visit: www.retailalliance.com.
Pam Frazer, Program Manager, Eggleston Peninsula Division recently attended the 2016 Autism conference in Charlottesville, VA and met Dr. Temple Grandin. Diagnosed with autism as a child, Dr. Grandin is a noted author, speaker and animal scientist who teaches at Colorado State University. Dr. Grandin was the focus of a semi-biographical HBO film, entitled Temple Grandin starring Claire Danes as Dr. Grandin. The movie was released in 2010, was nominated for 15 Emmys, and received five awards.