October 25 – Elizabeth Banford (NDEAM Success Story)

Celebrating Our Successes!

Reflecting the important role that different perspectives play in workforce success, this year’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) theme is “Inclusion Drives Innovation.” Observed each October, NDEAM celebrates the contributions of workers with disabilities and educates about the value of a workforce inclusive of their skills and talents.

The Philadelphia “Employment 1st, Employment NOW!” Steering Committee is celebrating this year’s event with a month of employment success stories. Each day you will be receiving an email containing a new story about someone who is contributing to their community through employment. We invite you to join us as we celebrate their successes!

22 Years on the Job!

Liz has worked at Wawa since she was 20 years old when she was still in High School.  Having a job and being employed was always important to Liz. So, while in High School, she and her family made sure that she was getting ready for employment after graduation. Liz has been working now for 22 years.

Elizabeth receiving an award

She is the coffee lady at Wawa and she LOVES, LOVES, LOVES her job! She makes all the different flavors of coffee and she stocks the coffee island. Liz has won many Wawa Awards over the years. Liz is independent on her job, with her job coach checking in now and then to see if she needs anything.

~ Submitted by PFCS