Make It Better – Spotlight on The Other Side Academy
Recently Weego, our Portable Power brand, donated two 66 Jump Starters to The Other Side Academy – a two-year re-educational and vocational program for men and women who have struggled with addiction, criminality, joblessness, and homelessness. While here, the students learn vocational and life skills, allowing them to emerge with a healthy life on “the other side”.
In addition to learning self-governance, the students are provided with opportunities to work within various vocations. As a self-sustaining institution, The Other Side Academy generates revenues from its training schools – The Other Side Movers and The Other Side Thrift Boutique to cover program expenses.
The academy has an automotive department and their team takes care of the moving trucks and the academy’s various vehicles. The automotive team also responds to calls around the valley. They usually have to go out a few times a week to give a jump. Their goal is to have a portable jump starter in each one of their moving trucks, and we were happy to have the opportunity to help them start on that goal!
Paris is proud to support The Other Side Academy and thanks them for all their effort and hard work for Making It Better. For more information about this organization, please visit their website theothersideacademy.com.
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“Make it Better” was established so employees could partake in giving back on behalf of Paris. Employees can nominate local charities that are near and dear to them. The nomination is then reviewed by an employee panel to be sure it fits within certain established criteria.
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