Reaching Out

Followers of this website may have noticed some changes recently. We are trying to reach out to more people with the addition of a blog.  Our founder, Ewing W. Mays, started Mays Mission as a way to reach out and raise awareness for people with disabilities, and it’s what we have been doing for over 48 years now. And hopefully as we grow stronger in the online community this will open up new employment opportunities for interested people with disabilities seeking work.

Mays Mission for the Handicapped was conceived to offer on the job training and employment to persons with disabilities in rural Arkansas. What better way is there to reach out and offer a person stability and independence than to teach them how to do a job and then employ them to do that job? 

On-the-job training has always been the main focus at Mays Mission. We have trained many disabled persons over the past 47 years. While some we trained have gone on to other companies, we have other employees who stay with us many years. 

Our employees with disabilities work in every department of our organization. They produce all of the brochures, calendars, books, notepads and gift paks that we use in our outreach programs.    

We reach out to young people when we award scholarships to deserving students with disabilities. We are helping these young people to acquire the education that will allow them to compete in the workplace.

We also reach out with camperships so that children and adults with disabilities can enjoy summer camp programs.

Mays Mission for the Handicapped has also reached out to those confined to Veterans Hospitals and Nursing Homes due to age, illness or injury and let those confined there know that they are not forgotten.

We reach out by sending countless brochures each month in our effort to educate as many people as possible to the importance of hiring the disabled. The brochures cover many subjects such as The Americans with Disabilities Act, and On the Job Training.  Many of our loyal donors help, by passing out the brochures in their community.

We have been a past recipient of the local Small Business Employer of the Year. This honor was bestowed by the Arkansas Governor’s Commission on People with Disabilities.

While we are proud of our accomplishments, we could not have done it on our own. It is through the generosity of our donors that we continue to achieve our goals. For more information, please call us at 888-503.7955 or email us at info@maysmission.org. Thank you!

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