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NJ flower shop giving residents with disabilities a creative outlet

March 23, 2021

March 23, 2021 | We bring you an update on a business where possibilities are blooming. Two years ago, our cameras were there when Vaseful Flower and Gifts in Princeton cut the ribbon on its second shop. It’s an operation that started with one goal: to provide meaningful work for residents with disabilities.

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Vaseful in Princeton Celebrates One Year Anniversary

June 19, 2020

June 19, 2020 | Press Release.pdf | PRINCETON, NJ – Vaseful Flower & Gifts in Princeton recently celebrated its one-year anniversary. Vaseful is a nonprofit flower store operated by Community Options Enterprises that provides employment opportunities for people with disabilities. Vaseful employees with and without disabilities work side by side to learn valuable retail,…

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Interruption insurance for the employed disabled

April 23, 2020

April 23, 2020 | Our nonprofit has operated for over three decades to support people with disabilities in housing and placed them into employment opportunities. We are a national multi-million-dollar organization employing over 5,000 staff. We have been paying business interruption insurance for decades. Our lodestar business is The Daily Plan It. We were…

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Wedding Wonders

February 12, 2020

February 2020 | FROM THE EDITOR Dear Readers, Welcome to the February issue of Princeton Magazine. Our retro cover of Springdale Golf Club was taken from a vintage postcard and features a view of Cleveland Tower in the distance. Springdale is celebrating its 25th anniversary, but you don’t have to be a golf enthusiast…

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What To Consider When Employing People With Disabilities

July 17, 2019

President Trump kicked off his re-election campaign last month with a list of accomplishments, from the market rebound to unemployment being “the lowest it has been in 51 years.” According to a Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) article, “With unemployment at a low, fewer people are looking for jobs. Many employers are having a…

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Morris County Surrogate Candidate Visited Social Enterprise

July 11, 2019
Parsippany Focus

July 11, 2019 | | Parsippany Focus MORRIS COUNTY — Morris County Freeholder Heather Darling visited the Daily Plan It in Morristown on Tuesday, July 9. The Daily Plan It is a business service provider offering mail and meeting room packages to businesses that do not need full-time dedicated office space. More importantly, while…

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Community blossoms at Princeton’s Vaseful Flowers and Gifts

July 1, 2019
Community News Service

July 1, 2019 | Community News Service In a building where Town Topics newspaper was once produced, Aakash Kanjani does a little bit of everything at his job in a flower shop at 305 Witherspoon St.  Community News Service   The doors opened in early June to Vaseful Flowers and Gifts, a store with flowers…

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2019 Vaseful Princeton Ribbon Cutting – Event Photos

June 5, 2019
We held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of our second store location.

Community Options, Inc. CEO Robert Stack with Assemblyman Roy Freiman at the opening of Vaseful Flowers and Gifts is a full-service florist that provides job training and integrated employment opportunities for people with disabilities. The original store in Edison has been a tremendous success for New Jersey. Hopefully, this second location will continue its incredible…

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A flower shop where possibilities bloom for people with disabilities

June 5, 2019
We held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of our second store location.

June 5, 2019 | NJTVONLINE.ORG We held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of our second store location. A ribbon-cutting at Vaseful Flower and Gifts in Princeton marks another opportunity for New Jerseyans with disabilities through the 30-year-old Community Options, which was established to develop housing and job supports for those with disabilities. Mary…

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Community Options celebrates 30 years of service

May 14, 2019

May 14, 2019 | Community Options has been helping people with severe disabilities obtain housing and employment for 30 years. To celebrate the non-profit organizations achievements and growth through those years, officials held the annual fundraising gala in Princeton, where the national office is headquartered. “Tonight is so significant, it shows the support we…

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