Did you know if every American would recycle his or her newspaper just one day a week, it would save about 36 million trees a year? One of the region’s largest recycling programs is operated by Home of Hope in Vinita and Claremore. The recycling program ranges from newspapers and cardboard to batteries, motor oil and electronics. What makes Home of Hope’s program unique is that the staff of the recycling operation is comprised of 19 individuals with developmental and other disabilities along with six job coaches.
Home of Hope opened on October 5, 1968 thanks to the vision and determination of three mothers, Jane Hartley, Laura Cupp-Neely and Ruth Smith, fueled by a desire as parents for their children and others with developmental disabilities to have the opportunity to reach their full potential in adulthood. As part of our 50th Anniversary, …..