People helping people: Help disabled individuals by visiting our plant sales this month

Creative Enterprises Inc., established in 1976, is a nonprofit agency dedicated to assisting individuals with disabilities in developing optimum social, vocational and economic independence. As an accredited employment and training program, CEI provides day services for more than 100 individuals with disabilities.

Our clients are capable of many skills. Their abilities far exceed what is often expected. Their talents prove to be an asset in all of the contract work we take on. We are very willing and able workers, and we are anxious to learn new tasks that will benefit not only our workshop but also the industries and people we work with.

Give us a chance.

Let our business help with your manufacturing needs. We are in need of suppliers to provide work for our production center. If your business requires any type of labor assistance, we can help.

Some of the services we offer include packaging, collating, assembling and enclaves. Our services are competitive, convenient and flexible. For more information on our work force, contact the production supervisor, Randy Harris, at 770-962-3908 or randy@ceisite.com.

Also, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. every Saturday in October Creative Enterprises provides a huge plant sale. Our greenhouse offers beautiful flowers, annuals, perennials, hanging baskets and more.

Individuals with various disabilities cultivate all of our plants in our large, inviting greenhouse. Our program provides hands-on training, therapeutic and vocational benefits while teaching skills that translate well into the competitive job market.

Individuals learn the essentials needed to work in related fields as they cultivate live plants and interact with the public both on our premises and at various shows and plant sales throughout the year.

Brighten your world with a flower and help someone with a disability.

For more information on our plant sales, call the greenhouse supervisor, Jo Anna Cox, at 770-962-3908.

Creative Enterprises is located at 701 Hi Hope Lane in Lawrenceville. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Please consider visiting and meeting the individuals we serve every day.

"People Helping People" is a weekly column written by the executive directors of nonprofit organizations in Gwinnett County. Today's article was written by Christy Carter of Creative Enterprises.

Need help or know someone who does? The Gwinnett Helpline directs callers to the appropriate nonprofit agency. Call 770-995-3339.