Independent Group Home Living Program, Inc., (IGHL) and Maryhaven, Inc., two proud affiliate agencies of the Kinexion Network received a $10,000 donation from the Tap Room of Patchogue.
IGHL and Maryhaven provide employment opportunities for people living with disabilities. The two Kinexion affiliates combined their efforts to allow for more job opportunities in the agricultural field.
IGHL Smile Farms Program with Jayme Bonanno and Dave Johnson, Founders of the Tap Room
Maryhaven's Integrated Business Center (IBC) with Jayme Bonanno and Dave Johnson, Founders of the Tap Room
The Tap Room first began their partnership with Kinexion in 2021 from an idea generated by Jayme Bonanno, owner of the Tap Room, and Brian Boyle, a Kinexion board member. They requested IGHL’s Smile Farm program and Maryhaven’s hydroponic garden program to grow fresh, high-quality herbs to be used at the restaurant. As a result, today there are approximately 20 people living with disabilities employed via this program.
“By choosing menu items marked with our special symbol, our guests can play an essential role in supporting this partnership and fostering a more inclusive world.”
~ Jayme Bonanno, Founder of the Tap Room
Thank you to the Tap Room of Patchogue for their generous gift and continued support of our organizations! Check out the Tap Room's website by visiting: https://www.taproomofny.com
Do you want to make an impactful gift to Maryhaven's employment programs for people living with disabilities? Click on the link below to learn more about how you can make a gift to support our organization: