A National Nonprofit Day Thank-You

By SourceAmerica Staff 08/17/2022
Celebrating National Nonprofit Day

SourceAmerica® has more than 575 nonprofits in our network. We would like to take this moment on August 17 -- National Nonprofit Day -- to thank them for their work in providing valuable jobs for people with disabilities. We all want to make a difference in people’s lives and in our communities. Our network of nonprofit agencies – like many others both large and small -- do that every day.

A year ago, President Biden signed Executive Order 13985 on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility in the Federal Workforce. It encapsulated the mission that SourceAmerica, the federal AbilityOne® Program we support, and our network of nonprofits has had for almost 50 years. It stated, "As the nation's largest employer, the Federal Government must be a model for diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility, where all employees are treated with dignity and respect. Accordingly, the Federal Government must strengthen its ability to recruit, hire, develop, promote, and retain our Nation’s talent and remove barriers to equal opportunity."

People with disabilities often face barriers to employment, and SourceAmerica offers unwavering support to these dedicated nonprofits that share our purpose in bringing down those barriers. We want to applaud their commitment to providing jobs for more than 66,000 people with disabilities. We all believe in what the executive order made clear – that "a growing body of evidence demonstrates that diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible workplaces yield higher-performing organizations." National Nonprofit Day is the perfect time to recognize and embrace this mission to improve the workforce by actively pursuing and hiring more people of all abilities.

Find a SourceAmerica network nonprofit agency near you using our Nonprofit Locator.