Kaivac Honored as Easterseals Outstanding Community Partner
On November 8th, Easterseals honored Kaivac Cleaning Systems as the 2017 Outstanding Community Partner at their annual Brighter Futures Celebration. In addition to the Community Partner award, Easterseals also recognized the unique talents, achievements, and ambitions of three people involved in Easterseals programs. These individuals faced many personal and professional barriers, but have achieved success in community employment.
The Outstanding Community Partner Award
The Outstanding Community Partner Award is presented to a person or company who removes barriers and provides opportunities for people with disabilities, people facing disadvantages, and veterans. Kaivac has partnered with Easterseals since 2004. Individuals with disabilities are valued team members, producing about 61 unique parts for Kaivac machines.
A Real Win-Win
“We believe it is very important to give the janitor better tools to do his job and to raise the dignity of the cleaning profession,” says founder and CEO of Kaivac, Bob Robinson, Sr. “Also, cleaning is very important to public health and safety. In the same way, Easterseals focuses on people with special needs and those with handicaps…giving them a job that produces dignity and pride. Pride and dignity that comes from producing a product or service that helps someone. That’s a real win-win.”
Easterseals Serving Greater Cincinnati breaks down barriers to employment for people with disabilities, people facing disadvantages, and veterans. Easterseals has a proven history in advancing diversity and inclusion in the community and workforce for more than 40 years. Offering a wide variety of programs, Easterseals specializes in one-to-one attention that empowers individuals to meet personal and professional goals.