Holiday Giving: 4 Ways You Can Help

Did you know that nearly 1/3 of all annual giving occurs in December? As a supporter of Lifeworks, a nonprofit serving people with disabilities for 55 years, we are reaching out to you in the hopes that you will consider the important work we do in your year-end giving. Contributions from our donors make it […]

From Piece Rate to Earning a Livable Wage

Since 1938, section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act has allowed employers to pay people with disabilities wages below the federal minimum wage (U.S. Department of Labor). Kirk Langsjoen used to be paid by how many labels he was able to put on bags in a given time period. He worked on this task […]

Lifeworks Awarded Outstanding Case Study Certificate by the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council

Founded in 2013, the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC) convenes buyers, suppliers, and public interest advocates from around the country to develop programs that simplify and standardize sustainable purchasing efforts. In May of 2018, Lifeworks supported the SPLC conference in Minneapolis using an inclusive hiring model to help staff the conference. With the sponsorship of […]

$575,000 Raised at 2019 Lifeworks Annual Celebration!

The Lifeworks Annual Celebration is our largest fundraiser – and the total raised for this year’s successful event surpassed all prior celebrations. With nearly 1,000 guests in attendance at The Depot in Minneapolis, Lifeworks asked for help with supporting our innovative, high-quality, community-centered programs. Services such as: Art Programs Bands and Choirs Community Skill Building […]