BRIDGEPORT, CT - Team Woofgang & Co. is thrilled to announce it has been awarded a $12,500 grant from The Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism. These funds will help Team Woofgang continue to provide critical support to individuals on the autism spectrum by providing personalized vocational training and learning opportunities.
Team Woofgang & Co. (TWC) was founded in 2017 to provide meaningful vocational training for transitioned adults with disabilities and increased community awareness of the need for local employment options among these individuals. Since its beginning, Team Woofgang has stayed focused on empowering those with physical, intellectual & developmental disabilities through two curricula tailored to the unique abilities of each individual. The non-profit achieves its mission through the utilization of baking and selling artisan dog treats and other novelty items.
“We are thrilled to be recognized by The Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for the second year in a row,” remarked Amiee Turner, Executive Director for Team Woofgang & Co. “We truly love working with everyone at the foundation. This very generous grant will allow us to increase capacity at our production site to serve even more individuals with disabilities including many on the autism spectrum.”
“The Flutie Foundation Signature Grants help our partner agencies address a variety of significant needs in the autism community,” says Nick Savarese, Executive Director of The Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism. “Programs like these are helping people on the autism spectrum live life to the fullest and we are proud to support their efforts.”
The Doug Flutie Foundation, Jr. Foundation for Autism, based in Framingham, MA, awards grants annually through a competitive application and review process. The signature grants that the Flutie Foundation distributed this year support traditionally under-served, under-funded, culturally diverse communities reflected in the Foundation’s areas of interest: providing a path for educational and vocational skills, supporting recreational and active lifestyles, and ensuring the people with autism are safe, supported and informed.
For more information please visit https://www.woofgangco.org/