1963-2023 Celebrating WACOSA's 60th Anniversary!

Celebrating 60 years of creating possibilities for all abilities!

Information on Open House

60th Anniversary Open House

Join us on Tuesday, March 28th, 2023 from 9am to 11am for our 60th Anniversary Open House and Tours. Stop by any of our locations for an opportunity to see our facilities, get a great tour with the help of our talented clients and staff, and enjoy some cake! Click here for a printable flyer!

Locations:

  • 320 & 321 Sundial Drive, Waite Park, MN
  • 51 First Ave. S., Waite Park, MN
  • 712 Lincoln Loop, Sauk Centre, MN
  • 1527 Northway Dr., St. Cloud, MN  (Inside Whitney Senior Center)

 

60 Years – 60 Stories

Throughout 2023 we will be adding 60 inspiring and uplifting stories to our 60th Anniversary webpage.  Do you have a story you’d like to share? Contact our Sales & Marketing Director, Ann Kennedy at akennedy@wacosa.org or 320-257-5191.

 

 

Sarah B.

Meet Sarah 

Meet Sarah, one of our newer trainees at WACOSA ThriftWorks! Sarah has been with WACOSA for over 7 years.
Sarah’s favorite part about working at ThriftWorks! has been interacting with the customers. She said that since she has been working in the store she has been a lot more social. “I’m shy at first,” Sarah confides, “but once I get to know you, I’m outgoing.”
Sarah enjoys watching Cops on TV and snuggling with her pets. Carl is her Guinea pig and Jazzy is her leopard gecko. (Jazzy should be named sassy since Jazzy can be a little stinker!) Sarah also loves to shop.
Thank you Sarah, we’re glad you’re part of the ThriftWorks! team!

 

 

Meet David 

I like my friends. My favorite job was cutting rope for Frigidaire.  I like to do vials and recycle Christmas lights.  I like my friendships.

I go to dance class (Connect Academy) and I do my own TV show!  My show is my own personal view about current events and sports. I started editing my show with Mike. If it weren’t for Mike I would just be programming.  It gives me a reason to come to WACOSA every morning because I’m learning new things.   I like the camaraderie because I love talking to people.  For the past 26 years it’s been a big part of my life; without it, I’d be at home watching TV.

I have been to Day at the Capitol more than once and have participated in tours at WACOSA. I also narrated the WACOSA play Fill the Castle!

David W.

David W.

Jimmy and Bonnie

Jimmy and Bonnie

Mike and Jimmy

Mike and Jimmy

Meet Jimmy

Jimmy has been with WACOSA for 6 years and enjoys participating in many work and life enrichment activities.  Jimmy is ready with a smile to welcome all he meets.

Jimmy shares, “I like vacuuming, dance class, getting presents and I love my anniversary and getting my certificate!  I like working with my Client Manager Bonnie.  I like painting with Gabby.  I like seeing Mike during computer classes.  I like Gaming class with Sarah.  I do this at home after WACOSA on the computer!”

 

Meet Leif

For 33 years Leif has been part of the WACOSA family. Along the way, Leif has had many work and life enrichment experiences. Most rewarding is watching him learn and grow, ultimately becoming the man he is today. 

Leif says, “I like Miller Bingo, working on the laundry job and recycling.  I can take a break whenever I like.  I like my staff Teri and my friend Amy.  I like coming to WACOSA because people understand sometimes I need quiet and that I like to eat in the smaller lunchroom.”  

 

 

Leif

Leif

 

Information on Open House

60th Anniversary Open House

Join us on Tuesday, March 28th, 2023 from 9am to 11am for our 60th Anniversary Open House and Tours. Stop by any of our locations for an opportunity to see our facilities, get a great tour with the help of our talented clients and staff, and enjoy some cake! Click here for a printable flyer!

Locations:

  • 320 & 321 Sundial Drive, Waite Park, MN
  • 51 First Ave. S., Waite Park, MN
  • 712 Lincoln Loop, Sauk Centre, MN
  • 1527 Northway Dr., St. Cloud, MN  (Inside Whitney Senior Center)

 

60 Years – 60 Stories

Throughout 2023 we will be adding 60 inspiring and uplifting stories to our 60th Anniversary webpage.  Do you have a story you’d like to share? Contact our Sales & Marketing Director, Ann Kennedy at akennedy@wacosa.org or 320-257-5191. 

Sarah B.

Meet Sarah 

Meet Sarah, one of our newer trainees at WACOSA ThriftWorks! Sarah has been with WACOSA for over 7 years.
Sarah’s favorite part about working at ThriftWorks! has been interacting with the customers. She said that since she has been working in the store she has been a lot more social. “I’m shy at first,” Sarah confides, “but once I get to know you, I’m outgoing.”
Sarah enjoys watching Cops on TV and snuggling with her pets. Carl is her Guinea pig and Jazzy is her leopard gecko. (Jazzy should be named sassy since Jazzy can be a little stinker!) Sarah also loves to shop.
Thank you Sarah, we’re glad you’re part of the ThriftWorks! team!

 

Meet David 

I like my friends. My favorite job was cutting rope for Frigidaire.  I like to do vials and recycle Christmas lights.  I like my friendships.

I go to dance class (Connect Academy) and I do my own TV show!  My show is my own personal view about current events and sports. I started editing my show with Mike. If it weren’t for Mike I would just be programming.  It gives me a reason to come to WACOSA every morning because I’m learning new things.   I like the camaraderie because I love talking to people.  For the past 26 years it’s been a big part of my life; without it, I’d be at home watching TV.

I have been to Day at the Capitol more than once and have participated in tours at WACOSA. I also narrated the WACOSA play Fill the Castle!

David W.

David W.

Jimmy and Bonnie

Jimmy and Bonnie

Mike and Jimmy

Mike and Jimmy

Meet Jimmy

Jimmy has been with WACOSA for 6 years and enjoys participating in many work and life enrichment activities.  Jimmy is ready with a smile to welcome all he meets.

Jimmy shares, “I like vacuuming, dance class, getting presents and I love my anniversary and getting my certificate!  I like working with my Client Manager Bonnie.  I like painting with Gabby.  I like seeing Mike during computer classes.  I like Gaming class with Sarah.  I do this at home after WACOSA on the computer!”

 

Meet Leif

For 33 years Leif has been part of the WACOSA family. Along the way, Leif has had many work and life enrichment experiences. Most rewarding is watching him learn and grow, ultimately becoming the man he is today. 

Leif says, “I like Miller Bingo, working on the laundry job and recycling.  I can take a break whenever I like.  I like my staff Teri and my friend Amy.  I like coming to WACOSA because people understand sometimes I need quiet and that I like to eat in the smaller lunchroom.”  

 

 

Leif

Leif

 

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