News / Promotions

The Basketry and the Arc. of St. Charles:

A day in the life of a business owner. The Basketry and The ARC of St Charles

The Basketry and the Arc. of St. Charles

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AUGUST 13TH, 2019

A Day in the Life of a Small Business Owner

High school campers received a lesson that was truly a gift! On July 22nd, The Basketry partnered with the Arc of St. Charles to teach students how to: Help customers, run a cash register, gift wrap, create gift baskets, and more! 

The dual learning experience provided real-life skills for students and brought camping knowledge to The Basketry. 

Owner of The Basketry Kristi Brocato explained: 

“Helping others is more important than you ever know. We take for granted that we can get up and go to work every day.  These high school kids would love to make a difference in their community. Little do they know that they make a huge difference when they visit us.”

The Arc of St. Charles aims to: Provide services and support to enable people of all ages with developmental and intellectual disabilities and special needs to help them gain their full potential.

Four campers visited The Basketry: Madeline, Micheal, Matt, and Albert. Madeline’s favorite job was unpacking products and putting price stickers on them.  Micheal, Matt, and Albert learned how to communicate with customers at the cash register, and how to make baskets. While Micheal didn’t love the smell of the store, he loved talking to everyone and learning how to put gifts together.  Each camper got to pick out their favorite items, to create their very own gift basket. 

Hannah and Melissa worked in production, Rhiannon and Britney worked with them on the cash register, while Dominique helped Madeline price products. Kristi worked with the campers on a gift bag project.

“Small businesses can make a big difference in the lives of others if we all pitch in and do our part.  Opening our workday with these students gives us a true sense of accomplishment,” said Brocato.

Are you looking for the perfect gift? Meet us online: https://thebasketry.com/

 

#################END##################

Leave a Reply