Good Works Tour

We only pass this way once by timurian
September 2, 2008, 10:32 pm
Filed under: Tim

GWT readers,
Just when we think we’ve seen everything something really astounds us. Today we worked at The Douglas Center, a organization that helps people with mental disabilities, specifically with job training. The center functions like a factory, every one of the clients has the opportunity to earn a paycheck by working, as well as attend classes and fieldtrips. We got to take a tour around the facility and it was absolutely eye opening.
We then were given some tools and supplies and shown to a filing closet that needed some new shelves. Hilarity did not ensue, but after much cussing and scratching of our heads we managed to put up some shelves we were awfully proud of. It probably shouldn’t have been quite the ordeal we made it, but we went home feeling accomplished, and the Center really seemed to appreciate their new space.
When we got back to my friend Will’s apartment where we are staying serindipity struck again. It turned out that our friend Kim Townsend, another Collingswoodian on a cross country roadtrip, was playing a gig barely a half mile from us. She was awesome! Check her out at We will deffinitely be listening to her cd while we drive to Louisville, Kentucky tomorrow, where we will actually be involved in some hurricane relief. It feels like we’re close to home, but there are still many miles left to go.
Keep on truckin’
– Tim


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In this vast world you guys have also accomplished bringing a number of people closer and giving them common ground i.e. The GWT.
I see a spin off book “The Six Degrees of The GWT”

Comment by Fan

It was so very nice to meet all of you. I’m glad you got to experience our program and see what our clients are capable of doing. Your blog can help enlighten those who do not realize the potential of persons w/developmental disabilities. Thanks for the shelves! Good luck and God bless!

Comment by Sandi

Tim, James and Zac,
It was such a pleasure meeting all of you at The Douglas Center yesterday, and thank you so very much for the shelves in our file room, we really needed a helping hand with getting them done.Our staff were delighted to see them in this morning.
I do very strongly believe and my belief got even stronger after I met all of you that there are good people still living in this world, what you guys are doing is fantastic and very creative, I am also glad that you got to see and tour our program and meet our clients with special needs, and get a sense of their talents, and their potential.
Good luck with the rest of the tour,you are great role models for a lot of others, and yes keep up the great work.

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