Tidy Up, Help the Environment & Support Children & Adults with Disabilities. You can accomplish all three of these goals when you attend the free Celebrate the Family Expo! May 8, 2021 at the Pelham Civic Complex and bring with you documents your family or business needs securely shredded as well as unwanted electrical devices and appliances. For free, Gone For Good, a program of United Ability (formerly United Cerebral Palsy), will dispose of it for you!
For over 72 years, United Ability has connected children and adults with disabilities to their communities and empowered them to live full and meaningful lives. During the past 30 years, they have helped adults with disabilities find meaningful employment and, in 2020, helped fill over 1,200 employment opportunities in the community. The organization helps job seekers ages 18-60+ prepare for competitive employment in manufacturing, hospitality, food service, hospitals, and other industries. United Ability’s Employment Specialists assist every step of the way, from interviewing to onboarding and throughout the life of the job. “People with disabilities have all the same needs and wants and desires as everybody else, and that includes meaningful employment,” says Alison Berman, United Ability’s Chief Development Officer.
Gone For Good is NAID® AAA-certified and offers secure document destruction and e-waste recycling. Adults with intellectual and physical disabilities perform these services. All profits from the program are used to support programs at United Ability. The approximately 80 adults who work with Gone For Good not only earn a paycheck and learn useful skills, they also develop a sense of independence and purpose. The program also reaps benefits for the environment. Gone For Good recycles enough paper annually to save more than 18,000 trees!
Secure Document destruction. Gone For Good specializes in both onsite and offsite services and works with clients for both one-time purges and recurring services. Document destruction helps keep businesses in compliance with privacy laws and helps protect them from security breaches and potential lawsuits. Customers can also drop off documents to be shredded Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) between 9 a.m. and Noon.
E-waste recycling. Electrical devices and appliances are among one of the largest pollution sources on Earth. Gone For Good dismantles, sorts, and diverts the raw materials so they can be used in the manufacture of new products.
In addition to Gone For Good, United Ability offers bulk mail preparation, packet assembly, and item sorting through a program called Outsource Solutions. Employees perform a variety of office and clerical tasks, both at the facility and in the greater Birmingham area. Recent projects have included bulk mail preparation, packet assembly, item sorting, and housekeeping activities. Learn more by visiting www.uagoneforgood.com or calling 205-943-5252.