Princeton – Senate President Steve Sweeney was in attendance today for the ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the grand opening of the Vaseful Flower shop in Princeton. Vaseful is a unique business owned by Community Options which hires individuals with developmental disabilities. The company packages floral arrangements and gifts, backed by a 24 hour guarantee.
“Our communities are continuing to become more inclusive for people with disabilities,” said Senator Sweeney (D-Gloucester/Salem/Cumberland). “In many ways, this has been my life’s work. But that doesn’t merely mean putting a ramp alongside a stairwell, or greater educational opportunities, it also means a greater breadth of employment options for everyone.
“Community Options has done incredible work over the years to help the developmentally disabled realize their value as hard-working members of our society. Their steadfast commitment and advocacy has helped educate and train countless individuals with developmental disabilities, providing them support and opportunities they would not have received without this organization. Everyone deserves to live the fullest lives they can, socially and professionally, and businesses like the Vaseful Flower Shop make this possible.”
For 30 years, Community Options has developed residential and employment support for people with severe disabilities. Community Options believes in the dignity of every person, and in the freedom of all people to experience the highest degree of self-determination.
“I’m incredibly proud of everyone’s work that made opening another location in New Jersey possible,” said Robert Stack, President and CEO. “We could not have done this without the support and advocacy of our community leaders, particularly Senate President Sweeney. I look forward to working together in the years ahead as we strive to make everywhere in the state, but particularly the business community, even more inclusive to persons with physical and developmental disabilities.”
Vaseful is a national company, which already has one location in Edison and delivers flowers anywhere within the lower 48 states.