Wouldn’t it be wonderful if young adults with intellectual disabilities had a multiplicity of options to choose from regarding their future? And wouldn’t it be wonderful if the options included opportunities to learn new work skills and further develop socialization in a work friendly environment?
Ben’s Special Ventures is the first step in heading toward that goal! Ben’s Special Ventures (BSV) became a part of the Ben Yorgey Foundation in December 2014. BSV was founded by Lehigh Valley families of young adults seeking meaningful work in a disability friendly environment. Bethany United Methodist Church, located in Wescosville, PA, is working in cooperation with BSV by generously providing all of the work space for this new business. Currently we are packaging and selling Waggies dog biscuits. Waggies is a non- profit dog treat company that employs persons with intellectual disabilities who take pride in celebrating their work. Made of all natural ingredients which dogs love!
In three flavors:
- Chicken, Peanut Butter & Sweet Potato.
- Bags of 40 medium bones
- Bags of small bits
- Fairgrounds Marketplace
- Macungie Animal Hospital
- One Stop Pet Shop
- Good Shepherd General Store
- Bethany United Methodist Church