June 19 was an evening to “Embrace the Abilities” of Pennsylvanians by showcasing the skills and talents that individuals with disabilities bring to the workplace each and every day.
Twenty-six individuals were recognized with UniqueSource Achievement Awards in front of family, friends, co-workers and legislators for the contributions they make in jobs that they choose to have.
“Everyone has their own life story to tell and tonight, we honor each UniqueSource Achievement Award winner for their story,” said Vince Loose, president and CEO of UniqueSource Products & Services. “Not because their story is about their disability, but rather because of their personal mission, commitment and professionalism to not allow their disability to be their story.”
Following the awards ceremony, which took place at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania, guests were treated to an inspiring keynote address from Jessica Cox – a woman who was born without arms and whose many accomplishments include receiving the Guinness World Record for being the first person certified to fly an airplane with only their feet.
Tim Boltz of Lebanon, Pennsylvania was one of the individuals honored with a UniqueSource Achievement Award.
For the last eight years, Tim has been employed by QUEST, Inc. and currently works as a Janitorial Associate. His responsibilities include trash collection, sweeping, mopping and dusting various sites. What he enjoys about his job is that he can work in a team atmosphere with other crew members.
Through his job, Tim has learned skills that can be applied in future employment opportunities should he decide to leave QUEST.
He takes great pride in the work he does while working at QUEST and is able to earn a paycheck that enables him buy and do things that are important to him. And just as important are the friends that he’s made.
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