THE "INSIDE" STORY
Abilities First (the Greene County Resource Board for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities) provides Support Coordination for over two-thousand individuals with developmental disabilities. Friends of Abilities First is a 501(C)3 organization created in 2010 to support the work of Abilities First. All donations to Abilities First initiatives are tax deductible. In September of 2014, Inspired Boutique, an upscale resale shop featuring name brand clothing and other quality goods, as well as fabulous repurposed items, was established. All proceeds from sales at Inspired Boutique are used to address the needs of those served by Abilities First.

Inspired Boutique relies in part upon the generosity of donors to operate, offer employment to individuals with disabilities, and generate additional funds to provide for those served by Abilities First. Donations are tax deductible and will be picked up at donor's convenience. Inspired Boutique, located on the north-east corner of Market and McDaniel, offers a valuable service to Springfield shoppers, while further enhancing beautiful Downtown Springfield!
SERVING SPRINGFIELD
AND THE OZARKS
Inspired Boutique is a multi-purposed resale shop serving Springfield and the Ozarks, as we:
offer pre-owned name brand clothing and other high quality items at bargain prices, recycling and preserving resources.
provide a venue for people to make tax deductible donations, while supporting a valuable program.
repurpose items that might otherwise be discarded, transforming them into lovely new creations!
create employment opportunities available to individuals with developmental disabilities, celebrating their abilities and providing them with gainful employment.
generate funds to help address the needs of individuals served by Abilities First.
further enhance beautiful Downtown Springfield by adding to the area yet another attractive new enterprise!
THE BIGGER PICTURE
Abilities First was formed from a Missouri statute passed in 1978 by the Senate Board to help people with developmental . . .
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disabilities to live and work in our community. Political subcommittees permitted counties in the state of Missouri to approve a special property tax for the benefit of the county residents with developmental disabilities. Greene County commissioners appointed aboard to direct how the funds collected from Greene County property taxes are distributed. The mission of Abilities First is to advocate, enhance services, and positively impact the lives of Greene County citizens with developmental disabilities.
Abilities First priorities:
♦ Create opportunities in our community for individuals with developmental disabilities
♦ Help educate the general public about issues related to developmental disabilities
♦ Provide resources to assist individuals served by Abilities First in meeting needs and expenses not covered by
   available resources
Abilities First Values:
♦ Independence, Productivity, and Inclusion
♦ Integration, Participation, and Responsibility
♦ Partnership, Collaboration, and Prevention
♦ Accountability, Innovation, and Outreach
Our mission is to enhance opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities to live and work in our community. . . .
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Our goal is to earn your support by offering you fine quality pre-owned merchandise at affordable prices and to be your home for charitable donations.

While much progress has been made, individuals with disabilities are still marginalized and under-served; Inspired Boutique offers to them the opportunity to work in an integrated environment, celebrating and enhancing their talents and abilities. Inspired Boutique is also pleased to recycle and repurpose goods which might otherwise be discarded. You are invited to join in our worthy enterprise by donating items and volunteering at the Boutique!
Art Inspired, a unique enterprise, is the only place you can find home decor, chairs, tables, wine racks and clocks . . .
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all created from shredded paper!
Mission:
to create social enterprise employment opportunities that empower individuals with developmental disabilities.
Vision:
We see a world where Art Inspired offers a sustainable, meaningful work environment for individuals with developmental disabilities. We are proud to be an integral part of the business and art community in Springfield and to serve as an example of environmental sustainability and innovative business solutions.Art Inspired is dedicated to enhancing and positively impacting the lives of its employees and those who live and work in the Springfield community. The concept is inspired by our employees who continue to be a source of inspiration every day. We are inspired by the idea of supporting local business; we are inspired by the way Springfield citizens support the community. With this inspiration as our foundation, we hope to reach new levels of innovation, integration, and community involvement. With the support of Springfield and area communities.
INSPIRED BOUTIQUE
LOCATED AT THE NORTHEAST
CORNER OF MARKET & MCDANIEL
230 S. Market Ave
SPRINGFIELD, MO 65806
TELEPHONE: 417 886 2007

EMAIL: INFO@INSPIREDBOUTIQUESGF.ORG
STORE HOURS:
MON-THU 10AM-5:30PM
FRI 10AM-7:00PM
SAT 11AM-5PM

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