The Richmond Entrepreneur’s Assistance Program (REAP) is a 501c3, non-profit organization whose mission is to provide comprehensive job training and meaningful employment for new and diverse entrepreneurs. Our primary focus is to meet the specific need for workforce development for individuals with disabilities. While REAP has provided services to more than 200 people...the need is even greater now. Medicaid Waivers have changed. Job training is no longer offered. People are expected to compete for jobs and are then provided with a job coach who will go to work with them to help them transition into employment. The gap is training. 100% of the funds raised at this event will be used to estabilish enclaves; paying wages for our participants as we help them prepare for permanent jobs with REAP or in the community, as they choose.
We help real people find real jobs and real hope through the following REAP-owned non-profit businesses:
• Heart to Heart Gift Baskets & Packaging – custom designed gift baskets and promotional gifts/packaging
• New 2 U Sports – new and gently used donated sports equipment
• Personal Chef Catering – a catering company that cares
• RVA Shops – online marketplace for local products and services