Jasper has been attending TVW since 2007. Jasper is TVW's official "flag flyer," which means each day he comes into work, he unfolds the US flag and raises it. Each afternoon, he lowers the flag and folds it in the proper manner.
Jasper's favorite job at TVW is packing pickles. TVW receives pallets of pickles which are packaged by a shrink wrap machine into packs of two, which are then shipped to Costco. He says working on pickles is easy for him and he makes good pay.
In his spare time, he is a busy man. His hobbies include, TV, gaming, biking, fishing, and basketball. He attends dances at the Elsie Stuhr Center with his friends.
Wednesday, 06 April 2011 11:44
Tualatin Valley Workshop began making paper in 2010. At ACCESS, an Alternative to Employment Center, client Diana has found purpose in making paper and it has changed her life. Each day she comes in and starts making paper cards and envelopes without staff assistance. When she was interviewed by the local Newspaper, The Hillsboro Argus, the reporter Diana why she likes making paper. Diana replied that she “does it to earn wages and to help TVW to keep ACCESS open so she can continue to see her friends and they won’t have to stay home and be bored”.
Wednesday, 19 January 2011 10:43
Denise has been attending TVW and working in the Hildah Highbe Production Center since 1994. She is a hardworker and a regular on the pickle line, where she shrink wraps 2 jars of pickles, adds a UPC Sticker, makes sure the labels are straight and loads the pickles on a pallet for shipment to a major retailer. She is a a quick study and rarely misses a day at TVW. Denise also enjoys making handmade paper greeting cards made with recycled junk mail embedded with wildflower seeds at TVW. TVW will soon be selling the greeting cards as a fundraising event.
Denise is not all work though, she is very social and connected in the community. She attends the Eslie Stuhr Center in Beaverton where she attends dances, does arts and crafts, and volunteers to collate the newsletter and get it ready for mailing.
Another favorite activity for Denise is Tuesday Treasure. It is held at a local church where they hear Bible stories, play games, make arts and crafts, and have dinner.
Denise is always ready for volunteering at TVW, whether it decorating for the annual luau or open house, she is always cheerful and ready to help out. Denise is the top selling wreath salesman for the annual TVW fundraiser. In 2011, Denise sold $1400.00 by herself. She does have some down time, and likes to watch Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy when she can fit it in.