Minute Man Arc Teams Up with Quiet Logistics
Support for people with intellectual disabilities comes in many forms with donors giving their time, talent or treasure. One local company, Quiet Logistics (QL), is going well beyond conventional giving practices by hiring 30 people with disabilities through Minute Man Arc’s Employment Program.
The relationship between Minute Man Arc and QL began with a simple introduction by Senator James Eldridge. What followed was the creation of a small work crew comprised of a few individuals with developmental disabilities who folded specialized boxes for mailing high-end products. Fast forward six years; today there is a growing team of nearly three dozen individuals who take great pride in their work at QL. Just like anyone else, these workers enjoy the camaraderie of coworkers, a clean and safe work environment, and a weekly paycheck.
“Quiet Logistics has a fantastic team including more than 30 workers with disabilities from Minute Man Arc,” said Brian Lemerise, President of Quiet Logistics. “We believe we can empower these workers to live better and richer lives.”
“The relationship between Quiet Logistics and Minute Man Arc shows what a true collaborative partnership can produce in terms of benefits to both entities,” said Jean Goldsberry, CEO of Minute Man Arc.
In early November, QL opened its doors in Devens, Massachusetts to over 75 local businesses and community members to witness first-hand how mutual interests can be met by employing people with disabilities. Through tours and demonstrations, the power of collaboration was clearly visible. This community partnership is changing lives and perceptions on what is possible, both for companies like Quiet Logistics and for Minute Man Arc clients.
Minute Man Arc supports more than 800 children and adults with disabilities throughout eastern Massachusetts. Quiet Logistics is a forward-thinking fulfillment provider specializing in innovative brands and e-Commerce solutions.