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Roanoke's St. Vincent's Home clients are budding artisans thanks to grant

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Published: Dec. 6, 2019 at 6:19 PM EST
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Some young adults with unique learning challenges are finding no challenge at all in becoming budding artisans.

Inside The Hub in downtown Roanoke, the clients in the St. Vincent's Home Adult program are screen printing their own tote bags as a fundraiser!

Thanks to a grant from the Kiwanis Club and the Community Foundation of Southwest Virginia, they're making and selling these one-of-a-kind bags.

The lead organizer, Emma Beard, a Direct Support Professional, said the clients she works with take a lot of pride in their work and the fact that they're already getting orders.

"Just seeing the excitement for something that's theirs, it's something that they're doing," she said, "it's something that they're making and something they get to share with the community and that's the big part of this program is getting involved in the community and getting the community involved with them."

The bag can be yours for a ten-dollar donation. All the money raised helps support programs that allow the clients to get out and engage with the community.

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