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James L. Maher Center Charity Profile
The James L. Maher Center (Maher Industries) , a non-profit organization provides supports to people with developemental disabilities in Newport and Bristol County communities. We operate a number of educational, habilitative, vocational and residential programs designed to maximize the abilities of those we support and enhance their lives; we presently support nearly 300 adults and children. Our vocational programs are anchored by Maher Industries.
Maher Industries is a collection of small business that have been established to generate income to help off set the costs of our habilitative and residential programs and at the same time provide real jobs for the people we support.
Through these small businesses we offer product and services to residents, commerical, local and federal customers through the Northeast.
Maher Garden Center located on Aquideneck Avenue, Middletown is a full-service four season garden center offering a variety of gifts, plants, gardening products, special event arrangements and landscaping services.
Our online arts and crafts store, www.craft-stop.com, offers a variety of craft supplies including needlepoint kits, paint by numbers kits, craft projects, instruction booklets and more.
Beaded Star Design, is a manufacturing business were polymer clay beadworks are handmade and then used to create unique pieces of jewelry.
Safe & Secure Shredding provides residential and commerical customers with competitive priced off-site shredding services.
Blossoms is a bud vase delivery service that provides fresh arrangements to offices throughout Newport County weekly.
Seaside Eatery takes pride in offering patrons a wide variety of foods and catering services at their two locations in Fort Adams State Park.
Our Laundry facility is the largest in the Northeast and has provided clean laundry to the US Navy since 1999, the residents of the RI Veterans Home, the University of Rhode Island and local hospitality establishments.
Each of these Maher Industries businesses provide opportuntities of employment to the people we support through our organization.
James L. Maher Center Volunteer Information
There are various oppotunities to volunteer for the James L. Maher Center. We are actively organizing a volunteer crew that will participate in various sporting events throughout Rhode Island in exchange for donations from the sponsors of those events.
James L. Maher Center Donation Information
We accept donations through our annual fundraising events and efforts. Direct donations are accepted through our annual campaigns but we also accept sponsorships and ticket sales for our golf tournament, cocktail party and musical events that we host.
We also offer an annual membership that can be purchased through our garden center. This membership provides you with discounts on all purchases at our garden center.
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