Sweet taste of success for Endeavour Foundation employees

20 June 2016

Supported Employees at Endeavour Foundation’s Norlane packaging facility are proud to play their part in stirring the sweetest of staples into morning coffees across Australia.

Thanks to a long standing supplier agreement with Sugar Australia, the local facility’s packaging of CSR sugar sticks not only ensures a steady supply to households, cafes and workplaces the length and breadth of the nation, but crucially provides employment for local people with a disability.

When asked what he likes best about working at Endeavour Foundation, supported employee Gavin Leech shrugged and said, with a smile, “everything”.

“I like packing the sugar and I get to weigh the boxes too. I like it better than any other job.”

Richard Roberts, CEO Sugar Australia, said that they were delighted to be able to play a part in providing meaningful employment opportunities for people with a disability.

“We couldn’t be more pleased by the great job being done by the Endeavour Foundation team. The fact that we’re receiving a great service, while enabling people with a disability to get out into the workplace and explore their potential, means that it’s an ideal outcome all round.”

Endeavour Foundation’s Commercial Manager Anthony Tavelli said that supported employment is a fantastic way for people with a disability to develop new skills, grow in confidence and make friends.

“Endeavour Foundation has a proud history of providing opportunities for people with a disability to contribute to the local economy and enhance their level of community involvement.

“Through on-the-job experience you can gain recognised qualifications and enhance your skill set. These new experiences and relationships are a critical part of how connected we feel to the world in which we live, and how valued we feel by our community. Employment opportunities are crucial to inclusivity.”

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