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Community Impact

Committed to driving societal change and promoting inclusion, accessibility, and self-determination.

There aremany important stops along the way to excellence as a company. Success for us at GT Independence is measured in many ways, including the opportunities we provide for our communities to excel and the contributions we make to the places in which our participants work and live. Working with government, association, and non-profit organizations as well as direct client networks and small businesses, we are partnering on campaigns and coalition building to do good together.

GT Care Awards 2020

Today, We Give Back to the Givers

At GT, we recognized that caregivers play a critical role in helping us receive the care we need to live the life we choose. So in honor of National Caregiver’s Month, we celebrated and recognized family caregivers and support coordinators with asocial campaign called the GT Care Awards. 

People receiving care could post a picture of their caregiver on the GT Facebook page and explain why they’re grateful. Caregivers could also nominate themselves. Each week during the month of November, we choose four nominated caregivers who each won a $100 gift card. Check out one of our entries, and read more stories on the GT Care Awards Wall of Thanks.

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“I do my best to help my brother exercise, so he can continue to walk and maintain his strength. My daughter loves having him around, and I set up some activities that we can do together””
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Fair Play for All

Making Inclusion a Reality in Our Communities

2020 marked 30 years since the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) began taking steps toward inclusion in the United States. Here at GT, we recognized this milestone by helping our communities take another step forward with the Fair Play for All advocacy contest.

For this contest, anyone could join—all you needed to do was submit a 2-minute selfie video about how your community needs an accessible and inclusive playground and how you plan to advocate for the project. Four winners received a $1000 advocacy check and free mentoring from GT staff.

Hear From a Mom Who Made a Difference

Holly Carmichael, COO of GT Independence and mom of two, kicked off the contest with her story. Watch now to see how she advocated for an 

inclusive and accessible playground in her neighborhood.