Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Chantile has been working at Elite Laundry since December 2016. Before coming to Elite Laundry, she was a student in the Career Development Program at Norview High School. After high school, Chantile participated as an intern in the Project SEARCH program, a national program that helps young adults with disabilities transition from school to work. The program is a collaboration between Norfolk Public Schools, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, The Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services and The Choice Group, an employment service organization.
Chantile comes in every Tuesday morning and goes through the hangers that have been returned by our customers. Each week there are hundreds of hangers that are sent out with tablecloths. Many of our customers return these hangers to be reused. This helps provide a job for Chantile and also keeps them out of the landfill. These hangers need all of their tags removed as well as the tubes that are dirty or bent.She then takes the "good" hangers used by our linen folders. Chantile's job can be tedious, but she always does it with a smile! When asked what she loves best about her job, she said, "I love getting out of the house and coming to see everyone at work." She also says she likes her job and likes working with other people. Elite Laundry thanks you for sending your hangers back in to be reused. It provides Chantile a few hours of work each week where she can feel valued and needed.
Megan Stover and the Elite Laundry Team