Profits from Soap Hope purchases go toward supporting adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The company employs disabled individuals in various roles, such as warehouse stocking, shipping and assembly, according to a recent press release.
The company recently merged with Plano-based My Possibilities, an organization that provides continuing education and vocational training for disabled adults, called HIPsters, or Hugely Important People. The organization recently launched MPact, which aims to bridge employment gaps for adults with disabilities.
“We are very excited to officially call Plano home,” Kate Knight, director of MPact for My Possibilities, said in a statement. “This move will attract more HIPsters to participate in the academy internships to learn the inner workings of employment in a fulfillment center.”
Over a 13-week program, HIPsters gain first-hand work experience at Soap Hope, according to the release. Soap Hope is the first MPact partner, said Michael Thomas, executive director for My Possibilities.
"Our campus plans accommodate a full retail plaza, housing many local businesses that will provide HIPsters with job opportunities,” he said.