News Releases 2017

Posted on: January 9, 2017

Jackson County Executive to Deliver 'Giving Tree' Donations to JobOne on Jan. 13

Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr., will deliver hundreds of gifts donated by County associates to JobOne in Grandview, MO on Friday, Jan. 13 starting at 9:30 a.m.

KANSAS CITY, MO (Jan. 4, 2017) – Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr., will deliver hundreds of gifts donated by County associates to JobOne in Grandview, MO on Friday, Jan. 13. White will join Grandview Mayor Leonard D. Jones, Jr., and JobOne leadership, staff and volunteers for the delivery and a tour of the JobOne facility.


What: Jackson County donation of gifts from county associates


When: Friday, Jan. 13 (Media availability from 9:30 – 10:00 a.m.)


Where: JobOne, 12600 Third Street, Grandview, MO 64030


Who: Frank White, Jr., Jackson County Executive; Leonard Jones, Mayor of Grandview; Aaron Martin, JobOne CEO; and Amy Schmidt, JobOne Board Chair


“Jackson County supports helping people with disabilities to become active participants in our workforce,” White said. “I’m very proud of the generosity that County associates have demonstrated with their support of JobOne’s efforts.”

Jackson County partnered with JobOne to place a “Giving Tree” at the Historic Truman Courthouse in Independence and one at the Downtown Courthouse in Kansas City from early December to Jan. 3. County associates were able to choose an ornament from the tree and purchase the gifts listed, which are being donated to JobOne for distribution. Items include socks, gloves, scarves, hats, costume jewelry, blankets, pillow, backpacks and more. JobOne is a strong and vibrant business with a long and proud history of providing opportunities for adults with disabilities. JobOne is one of the largest and most programmatically diverse businesses of its kind in the state. Nearly 40% of JobOne employees work in community settings and that number is growing each year! JobOne is positioned to adapt to changes impacting us and thrive in the future. Thanks to a committed board of directors, hardworking staff and outstanding employees, JobOne is poised for growth and program innovation. For more information, visit http://job1one.org/.

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